Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 6:40 pm


Date Joined: July 21, 2008
Last Online: June 6, 2021
Birthday: May 2, 1977
Country: Germany

About Me

Hi, I am Anja, * May 1977, from Werder, Germany which is next to Potsdam and close to Berlin. I was born in Potsdam, which is known for its parks and gardens. I am not actively into organized swapping since a long time anymore due to our huge garden keeping me busy and a full-filling job but once in a while it is fun, and I do not want to miss this.

I write letters and cards since I was 8 years old and I love to exchange goodies with friends via mail though. I love swaps and always send out in time. I do swap things via Yahoo and Facebook groups for years now but also not as often as I used to. I love colourful mail since I was a child.

Sadly I lack time to join often but I blend in whenever times allows it.

Favorite Music

ebm, industrial, dark techno, electro, gothic, dark wave, indie, rock, new rock, metal, folk, medieval...

Favorite Books

I love books, so I will list a very few authors whose books I like. - Kai Meyer, Ben Aaronovich, Jasper Fforde, Sergej Lukianenko, Carlos Castaneda, Paulo Coelho, Wladimir Megre, Christoph Marzi, Neil Gaiman, E.T.A. Hoffmann, E.A. Poe, Sebastian Fitzek, Andreas Eschbach, Charlotte Link, Oscar Wilde, Jussi Adler-Olsen... Books are magical and tend to be good friends for me.

Favorite Movies

Lord of the rings, Avatar, The fountain, Star Wars, PI, The Science of sleep, Cube, Minority report, Paycheck, A scanner darkly, Austin Powers, What dreams may come, Stardust, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Harry Potter, Charlie and the chocolate factory, The constant gardener, Sleepy Hollow, Arizona Dream, Thank you for smoking, Dead man, Powder, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, the Alien movies, Prometheus,...

Favorite Television

Game of thrones, Star Trek (old and new), The Walking Dead, Fargo, Black Mirror, Electric Dreams, Doctor Who, South Park, Grimm, Vikings, Dirk Gently, American Gods, American Horror Story, Hanibal, Star Gate, Umbrella Academy, The Preacher, Dark, Bodyhackers ...

Favorite Crafts

painting, drawing, penpalling, making cards, making jewellry

Things I like

colourful mail, letters, slams, music, movies, long walks outdoors, photography, gardening, nature, permaculture, cooking, shamanism, stones, the elements, elves, angels, fairies, magic, gardens, parks, animals, flowers, trees, herbs, tea, coffee, jewellry, Dawanda, lovely stationeries, paint, colours, the world in general, the beauty in even the smallest things, reading, books, poetry, painting, drawing, crafts, spirituality, weird humour, gothic, spooky things,...

Swap preferences

I love quite a lot of things:

  • nature related themes
  • flowers, leaves, trees, herbs, garden themes
  • fantasy (elves, angels, fairies, mermaids ...)
  • magical and witchy things
  • gothic and spooky
  • art and history themed
  • landscapes and buildings
  • mail art
  • letters
  • postcards (written and unwritten, naked or in an envelope)
  • jewellry
  • washi tapes
  • glittery and kitschy themes
  • colorful items (I love almost every colour except beige and taupe)
  • black and white

I am not into cute characters.

You received no swap from me?

I always send out my swaps but mail losses happen more often these days and I already felt like giving up my beloved mail hobbies. So please send me a message if you did not receive anything from me and we will figure out what to do next (waiting or resending). I swap since the 1990ies, and I started to write letters in the 1980ies, so I know that business.

My favourite quotes

"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." (Carlos Castaneda)

"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use." (Carlos Castaneda)

"Nothing in this world is a gift. Whatever must be learned must be learned the hard way." (Carlos Castaneda)

"The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die." (Carlos Castaneda)

"The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse." (Carlos Castaneda)

"The world is incomprehensible. We won't ever understand it; we won't ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery." (Carlos Castaneda)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." (Albert Einstein)

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." (Albert Einstein)

"A happy life is connected with a certain goal - not with people or things."(Albert Einstein)

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." (Albert Einstein)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead." (Albert Einstein)

"The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge." (Albert Einstein)

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." (Albert Einstein)

Anybody can become angry--that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way--that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. (Aristotle)

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. (Aristotle)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice. (Aristotle)

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. (Aristotle)

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. (Aristotle)

To perceive is to suffer. (Aristotle)

We are what we repeatedly do. (Aristotle)

All men by nature desire knowledge. (Aristotle)

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. (Aristotle)

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way. (Aristotle)

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence. (Aristotle)

To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. (Aristotle)

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. (Aristotle)

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. (Aristotle)

Nature does nothing uselessly. (Aristotle)

Well begun is half done. (Aristotle)

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. (Aristotle)

A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end. (Aristotle)

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. (Aristotle)

"I love life...Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like...It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness." (Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Raisins, 2003)

"Coincidences do not happen!" (C.Marzi in "Lycidas")

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. (Oscar Wilde)


RockyBeach rated for Put birds on #2021 on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deinen Umschlag voller toller Vögel! Innen wie auch außen. Durch den Wintereinbruch war der Umschlag ja ziemlich lange unterwegs.
Response: Sehr gerne und viel Freude. Ja, Post braucht gerade ewig...
katierose rated for Put nature on! #2020 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: I live everything, especially the squirrel letter paper! Thank you ❤
Response: Awww, thank you, you are welcome :)
ayahsantos rated for Flat Gift Swap #4 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: You are welcome Thank you, you, too :)
Comment: I loved the mushroom washi tape that was used on the envelope! Very lovely letter. Thanks for the tags, stickers and extras as well! :)
Response: Thank you :)
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
Response: You are welcome :)
fighterangel rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Anja! Thank you so, so much for the stunningly gorgeous postcard! I was floored when I saw that it came all the way from Germany, that's incredible!! You have wonderful taste in postcards, and you're so sweet for sending me one of your favorites. ;A; It really made my night. Thank you so much, and hope you're doing well!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. Stay save and well, too :)
Petaltea rated for CS: Send a suprise #1 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Hi there! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts! What a wonderful suprise indeed! So well put together, you really took the time to make this special. Thank you! Danke sehr!
Response: Awww, thank you, I am glad you like my choices. Hugs from Germany.
Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
Response: You are welcome. :)
Petaltea rated for European postcard swap #1 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Loved your postcard!! Cool swapbot name! LOTR is a classic. kind regards, Robyn
Response: Thank you :)
craftynut rated for Easy Postcard Swap on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the amazing card. I love it.
Response: You are welcome :)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage postcard of Prague! I love the interesting train circle in front of the building! Happy World Postcard Day! xx Gabi
Response: Thank you, dear Gabi. :( Have fun writing cards :)
LapisLazuli rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Vielen Dank für die Karte - ich mag die Eule! Lustig, dass ich dir zweimal so kurz hintereinander zugeteilt wurde :) Ja, 2020 ist ein komisches Jahr, ich hoffe, dir geht es auch gut. Liebe Grüße!
Response: Sehr gerne. :( Ich bin gespannt, was 2021 bringt... Mir geht es gut, danke. :) Bis bald, zum nächsten Swap :D.
LapisLazuli rated for Sender's Choice PC September on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deine schöne Karte! Entschuldige, dass du etwas länger auf die Bewertung warten musstest!
Response: Vielen Dank für die liebe Bewertung und bis zum nächsten Swap. Liebe Grüße
Comment: What a beautiful Berlin card! It's turning to spring here, so we are seeing lighter and longer days and it's great to be honest! Sorry to say when i know you're heading into winter soon :( But hopefully it will be nice all the same!
Response: Thank you for your kind rating. Enjoy your spring :), it is such a great season, we enjoy a golden autumn time now.
LiliLuv rated for Put autumn on! on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: I'm in love with the gorgeous Autumn envelope you created! I love the squirrels! 🐿️ Thank you so much for this beautiful piece of mail and all of the contents! Have a lovely, healthy Autumn! 🍁🧡🍂
Response: Thank you so much :) - have a lovely and great autumn, too :)
Petaltea rated for ES Postcard Destash on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: I received your lovely postcards today! Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for your letter and stickers! I will reply, but it might take me a bit. We got a dog on Monday and yesterday one of my sons' school switched from in-person to virtual learning for 14 days. I'll likely need a few days to settle in before getting back to letter writing.😊 Thanks again.
Response: No stress, write whenever you can, I look forward to your reply :)
LiisaS rated for Autumn is coming on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Hallo liebe Anja! Vielen Dank für die tollen Sachen! Ich mochte die Stickers und die Papiere sehr! Werde sie bestimmt bald in meinem Snailmail benutzen! :)
Response: Da freu ich mich sehr, liebe Grüße und viel Spaß :)
Atomictea rated for International Letter Swap #3 on May 6, 2020
Comment: I loved the letter, will respond soon.
Response: I look forward to it :)
Jbee rated for Put floral on! #2 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: ❤️ ganz lieben dank für den wunderbaren blumen swap ❤️ hat mich riesig gefreut ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Danke Dir :), bin gerade mal wieder etwas aktiver hier. :)

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




yvonne401 on Oct 7, 2020:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



yvonne401 on Oct 7, 2020:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



renmagpie on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you for being part of The Writer's Well!

LadyAstaroth on Sep 15, 2008:

Willkommen bei Swap-Bot! Ich wünsche Dir ganz viel Spaß! :)

Liebe Grüße, Sabrina

tinnuwen on Sep 7, 2008:

Hiya!!!! :D Welcome here! :D And happy swapping! Hugs Naurwen

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