Swap-bot Time: July 6, 2020 10:26 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2008
Last Online: May 6, 2020
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, ...

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 this year there is a lot of mail losses happening 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)


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 ❤️❤️❤️
Cyanocitta rated for Put a surprise on! #2020 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you Anja! I really like what you sent me and I love how you decorated the envelope. Pretty photographs too ^^ 💙💙
Response: Thank you so much :), I love swapping with you.
Catt007 rated for PUT BIRDS ON! #2020 on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Hey Anja, thank you so much, love the swap, especially the envelopes. :)
Response: Thank you, you are welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute owl postcard.
pixiegirlanna rated for Mail Tag Swap #14 on Oct 28, 2019
Response: Thank you :)
Tricia22 rated for Autumn postcard international #2 on Sep 29, 2019
dorcii rated for Desk de-clutter swap! on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your gifts, it's a very nice selection :)
Response: I am glad that you like it all :)
lorencz rated for Autumn postcard international #1 on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Berlin. It is one of my favorite cities!
Response: I am glad that you like it.... After reading your profile I did chose the Berlin card :)
ChristineMartinez rated for Snail Mail Lovers 2 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! The stickers are beautiful.
Response: thank you :)
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap package! The envelope is beautiful. all the extra goodies are so f un, and much appreciated!
Response: thanks for the lovely rating, i am happy that my envelope reached you well :)
tcornell rated for Snail Mail Lovers 2 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the cute stickers
Response: Thank you for the rating. If you want to write back feel free to :)
Comment: Hello Anna, Thank you for the lovely postcard. It was beautifully decorated! My favourite part is the raccoon stamp! I love this animal! Such a cute stamp!!! Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating. ;)
lorencz rated for Kitschy postcard on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: This kitschy postcard is amazing! I also appreciate you giving more info on the designer because I will definitely try to find more of these. Just sooo cool! Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the kind rating :). The cards are from Roger La Borde. They also have other nice things. :D Very addicitve. :D
Comment: Hallo Anja, Vielen Dank für deine tolle Karte. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut! Hatte schon überlegt, was für Karten es in Werder gibt, wo ich gelegentlich beruflich zu tun habe. Hab aber meistens keine Zeit, dort danach zu schauen. Beste Grüße aus dem Oberhavelland, Thomas
Response: Danke für das liebe Rating. Ja, hier gibt es wenig schöne Karten, erst wieder in Potsdam und Berlin. Muss mal selbst welche drucken, glaube ich .... Liebe Grüße. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, stickers and gorgeous envelope! Talk about happy mail!! I will respond as soon as I can (I am a little behind in my letter writing so will be a little while!!) Thank you!! xxx
Response: thank you so much, i look forward to your reply but no stress. i know well about being behind, too :)
Kvwanderlost rated for Put SUMMER on! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute summer envie filled with summer things Anja! :D
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and have a great summer ;)
Comment: Thank you! 🌸
Response: I am glad you got the resent ones... I tried another mail box. :)
Tracykason rated for Put vintage on! on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank-you for all the vintage love - the sow wearing vintage clothes particularly tickles me. Happy swapping.
Response: Thank you and have a great summer :)
xninolax rated for Flower themed postcard on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Aww didn't even check yet to see who is my partner, but it was you!! What a surprise :) LOvely card (sunflowers are my fave!) and so beautifully decorated on the back. Thank you so much!!
Response: I am glad that you rec. the card so well and fast <3, and yes, I was glad to have you as a partner :*

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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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