Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 4:45 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2015
Last Online: January 24, 2021
Birthday: May 25
Country: Germany
mail restrictions in Germany due to COVID19

About Me

09.01.2021: Back but deleted most of my profile.
I didn't really miss Swap-Bot. The only reason to return now was my active swap that I didn't want to be deleted by system.
Due to lots of returning flakers with second, third or even more accounts and an admin who obviously doesn't really care, swapping isn't that fun anymore.
I really loved profile based package swaps and pocket letter swaps, but it takes too much time to vet the swaps if you don't want to risk to have to send many angel swaps.
I know there are many hosts who don't care if the swappers in their swaps get flaked on because swapping should be fun. But it's no fun when flakers can return and flake again with new profiles or scammers flake on many people because others rate 5s with hearts for swaps that have never been sent.
I think I'll still do some postcard swaps, but mainly I'll swap on postcrossing again.

22.12.2020: Will be off for some days, maybe weeks. Need some time to free my mind.
Colleague tried to commit suicide yesterday at the office. He's in hospital now and is over the worst. It was a very strange atmosphere today as nobody can understand how it came to that. Colleague who spoke to him yesterday about 2 or 3 hours before he slashed his wrists told me today that he was as usual

Guess 2021 only can be better...

I received and rated all swaps as I stopped swapping already some tima ago.
So far I'm still waiting for two postcards (or their re-sends) to arrive and if needed I'll do another re-send when I'm back.

Second complete lockdown starting from Dec 16 with most stores closed...

Germany is going into another partial shutdown starting on November 2nd. All stores stay open. No restrictions for the postal system, it shouldn't be affected, but who knows... I moved all swaps to the watchlist and will decide on the sign-up-deadline if i can join.

💙 Postcards 💙

🌷 dog, Mongolian gerbil, (Dzhungarian) dwarf hamster, big cat esp. snow leopard, meerkat, squirrel, koala, beaver, otter
🌷 cityview postcards esp. singleview with the name of the city on the front side
🌷 esp. from Germany: Chronikkarten
🌷 anything italian (cities, landscapes, food, ...)
🌷 tulip, gerbera, amaryllis, crocus, daffodil, lavender
🌷 flower fields
🌷 big leaf trees, pines
🌷 sunset, sunrise, dusk, dawn, (full) moon
🌷 books
🌷 anything snail mail (post box, postal worker, letter, postcard, stamp, ...)
🌷 birthday cards in May
🌷 Halloween cards (all year)
🌷 Christmas cards in December (no religious please!)

🚫 no religious cards
🚫 no handmade cards
🚫 no ad cards
🚫 no anime, manga, Hello Kitty, Kawaii, angels, fairies, elves, unicorns, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
🚫 nothing related to weapons (I recently got some stickers with firearms. I mean, really? I'm not into weapons and I won't forward anything related to weapons, I threw it away.)

💚 Tea 💚

🌷 Searching for:

English Tea Shop: Chocolate Super Berry Burst
Greenfield: Summer Bouquet or Tropical Sunset

I would be happy to receive these, I can't find them here.

Please no other teas for extras, I have more than enough.

⚫ Black list ⚫

Flakers (flaked on me)

@akichanjapan -> ratings (angeled by @nibiru ) . @GKatyG (angeled by @angeliclizard ) . @gudiamommy . @Henny1977 . @krissyhead1990 . @ragingrainbow -> ratings . @rapsy . @wittlecat

Flakers (in swaps hosted by me)
angel-swaps have been sent

@93nha2603 . @ahren . @alyssaconvirse . @amaliabagas . @andreab18 . @aurum7 . @bambi1005 . @bridgecitytreasures . @btslover123 . @captshar1885 . @catlady100 -> ratings . @celticbrewer . @Danij . @ericaem90 . @gelfling . @groes . @hangsomejoy . @historygirl83 . @Jaredsgirl1970 . @JemmaJ . @jennyapples . @jessysutanto . @jezb750 . @jillybeanie . @kazthegoose . @lacleiwright . @ljm2g15 . @luluwonders -> ratings . @manoo -> ratings . @marksdmf . @mystical2018 . @MrsGaby11 -> ratings . @paperchase . @Persnarkety . @Phyllis123 . @Pinkpolarbear . @rapsy . @rockymountaingirl . @samanthab . @sarahjp -> ratings . @shianre . @viviened -> ratings . @Xtina4always

not yet angeled:


@PolyachenkoAA for not-so-QUICK 50 stamps x5 swap #208
@PolyachenkoAA for Postage Stamp Swap 50 X5
@yav14 for My playlist in July 2015
@misnail for Four teas in an envelope
@Sweettea for 4 teas in April - newbie friendly
@gish08 for PC From Your Country #3 re-sent Nov 16, 2016
@gish08 for Where You Live (PC) - September
@alexandra7 for NOT my country touristy PC Jan17, re-sent Mar 27, 2017
@daarhon for Hello Summer!
@Melpapercraft for Where You Live (PC) - October 2017
@uhohbabyos for City / Town / Village with W R2
@goldfinchmeadowlark for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap
@catandacecreations for Getting started tea swap - newbie friendly
@ahren for Getting started postcard swap #9 - newbie friendly
@Xtina4always for Getting started postcard swap #13 x2

Other reasons

@CroLaneyL -> I don't need people insulting me in swaps
@matt319 -> so many things to say, so little time


Comment: I have received your resend! Such beautiful cards you’ve sent! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: The mail works in mysterious ways lol.
Comment: Excellent selection pf postcards, thank you ever so much!
Comment: Thanks, I love the squirrel postcard! :)
Comment: Schönes Motiv *strahl* so stimmungsvoll kenne ich Koblenz noch gar nicht - danke!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas postcard, I appreciate the greeting in German, and your stamps are absolutely beautiful!
Comment: Love the pc and seeing the stamps. Do you remember what it says on the front?? Id love to make a note before i put in my album.
Comment: Vielen Dank für die schöne Weihnachtskarte Andrea, es gibt mir ein gemütliche Weihnachtsstimmung !
Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas postcard! COVID cases are rising again here too. I hope your lockdown doesn't last long. Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Vielen Dank für die witzige Postkarte! Ich lerne mit Deutsch ständig was dazu und jetzt habe ich das Wort "Mogelpackung" gelernt. 😄
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the postcard and congratulations to the new arrival in your family. Best wishes for the festive season as it approaches. x
SunTradeToo rated for Sender's Choice PC - Oct. on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🍁 Love the moon!
Comment: Thank you for all the cute Goodies. I look forward to using them in my journal or scrapbooks.
arystotle rated for CPG: Early Christmas 🎄 global on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Love all the goodies
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC from Turkey! It is a first for my collection! I travelled mostly in southern Germany, when I was there, but I could easily live there. So beautiful! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Tuutis rated for SIE: Early Christmas postcard ⛄ #2 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you from so cute Christmas card, with christmas stamp, I like it so much!
Comment: Thank you 🎅
ZoëNina rated for SIE: Christmas in July PC 🎄 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Hii! I got both of them now!! My father hasn't been at work for a week or so, so I'm pretty curious if they arrived at the same time or not haha. Thank you so much for the cute cards and taking the time to resend:) I really appreciate it. I wish you a merry Christmas in advance
Response: Crazy! I wonder where both cards stayed all those months... I just planned to do another re-send now and wanted to contact you today again...
marinda rated for ⛄ Early Christmas postcard #2 on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thank you so much.
Fieke rated for SIE: Early Christmas postcard 🎄 #1 on Oct 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this lovely Christmas card

Rating Overview

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lasciviouskisses on Jan 12, 2021:

Thank you so much Andrea for the CPG Christmas Card RAK 2020 and also the space postcards! Love them all!

CariahCreates on Jan 10, 2021:

Thank you for the Christmas card from my CPG December wishlist. So cool to get a card in German

sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

Gnoe on Jan 7, 2021:

Hi Andrea, I hope you're doing okay?! I've been meaning to thank you for the adorable donkey postcard you sent me (apart from the RAK bunch I also received). I love it! You're so sweet!!! I'm thinking of you & wishing you all the best for 2021 -- the new year can really only get better, right?

LadyJo on Jan 5, 2021:

CPG: December Wishes - Thanks for the Christmas card and post cars! I wqs to Basel back in the 90's and glad to add this to my collection.

bluerose3 on Jan 5, 2021:

Thank you for the cards from the CPG Christmas Card RAK. They're cute :)

warheart on Jan 3, 2021:

Thank you for my lovely CPG Dec Wishes and the note!!

Tricia22 on Jan 3, 2021:

CPG Dec wish list- Thank you for the Xmas card and extra’s. Happy New Year!!

Lucrezia on Dec 31, 2020:

CPG December Wishlist - Thank you so much for thinking of me. I LOVE the card and the great selection of teas!!! Happy new year!

shirleyinCA on Dec 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful CPG 2020 PC RAK - you chose such delightful b&w postcards that fit my interests! The map, koala, humor, typewriter - well all are just great! Many thanks and hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!

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