Hi there :) Welcome to my profile! Although I registered ages ago, I recently got back into the world of swapping, being crafty and penpalling. Getting rated seemed so hard back then and my rl has been busy, but now that I got my degrees and a full-time job, I'm ready to start over :) I'm a 29 y.o.(30 soonish and probably the only female in the world who's excited about it^^) "girl" from Germany. (scratch that...I'm 30 now *yay) I love the old-fashioned way of getting snail mail. A letter is a gift to me and I like putting effort into it. I like to decorate my letters, giving them themes and create a nice envelope (I just found out that there's even a name for it - mailart^^).
I also like watching movies and tv-shows, reading and crafting. I like being creative and love languages and other cultures. I'm a introverted person but can be very chatty^^.My friends call me pessimistic, I rather think I'm realistic.^^ I love to laugh and I'm fluent in irony and sarcasm. I'm a coffee-addicted bookworm and a summer-child - I rather sweat than freeze^^. I love animals and I'm a vegetarian...not a very militant one, though...in other words: I'm strict about my diet - I don't eat any meat, fish or gelatin but I'm not going to argue about what you eat ;). My favourite animals are (sting)rays but I love pretty much the entire animalkingdom. You know the way most women react when they see a baby...I do that whenever I see an animal^^^. I recently moved together with my bf - it was about time after being a couple for more than 10 years.^^ Now we are living together with our cat (although I'm more of a dog-person) in a cute little house. I enjoy sitting outside in the garden with a cup of coffee and writing letters and postcards - let's see how the gardening part will work out...^^ I work in the social field in a kind of children's home/protectory as manager and social worker. I'm interested in psychology and social sciences in general, philosophy and neuro sciences.
You can find me with the same username on postcrossing ;)
Feel like we could click? I'd love to find a new penpal...
I like all kinds of music - it's really depending on my mood. Lyrics matter most to me (and the melody of course ;-)). I'm into rock & alternative mostly, but classic, pop...everything goes...
I'm a bookworm. I usually read 2 or more books at the same time. I'm addicted to crime, thrillers and mysteries. Yes, I'm a adrenaline-junkie. I also like vampire-stories & urban fantasy (I'm pretty obsessed, actually^^ - my addiction started with Anne Rice not with Twillight ;)), classical stuff, teenage flics,...not really into science fiction and classical fantasy. I love Jane Austen, too.
I tend to watch movies only once (I'm a bit quirky about that)...there are a few exceptions to this rule, though: Mansfield Park, Scream, Jenseits der Stille ( a good german one) and Becoming Jane (I love James McAvoy). My favourite genres are horror, comedies and teen flics.
I don't watch much TV, if I do I like to watch documentaries and quiz shows. And I'm addicted to dvd-boxes. Some of my favourite TV-Shows:
♦ Sherlock ♦ Fringe ♦ True Blood ♦ Vampire Diaries ♦ Gossip Girl ♦ Torchwood ♦ Supernatural ♦ Warehouse 13 ♦ Buffy the Vampire Slayer ♦ Veronica Mars ♦ Psych
Drawing, Collages, Mailart, Smash Books
I collect / things I like to receive: ~ these - as well as my links- are just meant as hints (I find it easier to look at pics to get an impression of what my partner likes)...I don't expect anyone to spend a fortune on me or expensive/brand items..if you send me something similar or somethings that's free but matches (e.g. a used and empty starbuck's card, an m&m ad card, a poster from a magazine), a personal letter, something handmade...it will be loved and appreciated. I don't give hearts because someone send me extras - if I have the feeling that someone read my profile and put effort into the swap, it deserves a heart :)
♣ Postcards (esp. goldfish, (sting)rays, Tinkerbell, Sesame Street, M&Ms, Absolut Vodka, Starbuck's & coffee in general, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, ladybugs, b&w, Audrey Hepburn, Barbapapa, movies & TV shows (especially with James McAvoy) rubberducks)
♣ Notepads & nice and unusual post its
♣ everything with Maneki Neko/lucky cats
♣ Candy / coffee / chocolate / chewing gum
♣ deco tape / washi tape
♣ everything about/with M&M, Starbuck's, Absolut Vodka, Finding Nemo & (Sting)rays (especially plushies), James McAvoy, my favourite TV-Shows, rubberducks, Sesame Street - free stuff like empty gift cards, postcards, posters are absolutely welcome
♣ beauty & bath products (vegan & organic products)
♣ fridge magnets
♣ things for scrapbooking/smash books
♣ elongated coins/pressed pennies
♣ copics (I got a teal-coloured one now *yay) and sharpies as they are really hard to get here or any similiar pens...I don't really write with gel pens
♣ jewelry ( I like beads, pearls, paua, bronze)
♣ I recently started weight watchers...so foreign products would be loved
♣ I tried Cool Aid and would love to try more...same with Swiss Miss (all kinds without marshmellows)...I love dove chocolate and milky way midnight which I can't get here in Germany and I would love to try Twizzlers (I guess I watched too much Warehouse 13^^)...I'm also in love with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - no shops in Germany :(
♣ stampers (clear and wood mounted ones)
♣ I fell in love with Tim Holtz products...another thing that is hard to get here...everything that looks similiar or punch outs or something like that is very welcome
♣ everything London and Eiffel Tower related
I love: coffee (I'm addicted^^), letters & postcards, crafts, orchids, hibiscus flowers, frangipani flowers, lucky cats, (sting)rays, having a good chat, sunshine, books, movies, fish, being creative, spending time with my friends, foreign candy (especially american), quotes, adding little gifts to my letters, hunting in 1€-shops, movies with James McAvoy, jewelry
...colourwise I like black, wine-red, teal, cream-white, fuchsia...in general I like all colours depending on the purpose^^
I like everything floral, ornamental, shabby, boho, gypsy, vintage...
Things I really wanna do this year:
♥ starting a smash book
♥ starting my own book with travelling sheets
♥ doing my first ATCs
♥ filling a jar with paperstars
As it seems impossible for me to find deco tape and other scrapbooking/smash book stuff as well as elongated coins here, I would love to find someone who's willing to do a private swap with me. I'm also looking for (instant) coffee trades, candy and penpal supplies...or something from my "I collect"-section :)
There isn't really anything I truly hate...but I'm not so fond of:
♠ candy with gelatin (->vegetarian) or alcohol...I prefer pure milk chocolate
♠ raisins (I secretly call them dead grapes^^)
♠ artifical peach scent
♠ beautyproducts with parabens & mineral oil
♠ leather & real fur
♠ neon-colours (I'm a summer child, but colourwise I'm more the autumn-type^^)