Swap-bot Time: May 6, 2021 9:19 pm


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Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany
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About Me

And the people stayed home.

And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

written by Kitty O'Meara

♥ Stay safe everyone! ♥

profile-update: March 2021


Heya, my name is Moni. Well actually Monika, but since most of the people wrote Monica and all of my friends and family call me Moni anyway, I decided to change it in my address-box too. :-)

I work in a library (since 1993) and enjoy it, although I don't read as much as I used to read. Being together (since February 14th 2006) with the love of my life @LillyLupin formerly DarthD and I'm really happy! :-) We share the same address of course, but it's all sorted out with Rachel Johnson!

We don't have any pets (would love to live with a dog someday!), but our balcony totally belongs to the birds! :D We feed them all year round: blue and great tits, eurasian jays, magpies and now crows, doves and woodpeckers are visiting the whole day. We love to watch them, when we're sitting in our living-room, or working in the kittchen. :-)

Me in a nutshell: Introvert philanthrop with misanthropic tendencies.

No, thank you!!!

  • war
  • weapons of all kinds
  • please don't send me any (paper) bits and bops!!! I have so many papers for crafting, I could open a store! And please no buttons and knick knacks!!!
  • no loose memo sheets or sticker flakes!
  • no scrapbooking-supplies too, please!!!
  • no stickers, or notecards (I have more than enough!!!)

I hate tests on animals!!! So I try to avoid those products!

About hearts:

I don't give hearts for extras! I'll give a heart when I feel/see that the swap was made with love! :-) You can earn a heart if you write a friendly note (including adressing me with my name and not only a hello), or fold/prepare/cut your letter or other stuff properly and not hastily or careless like you do for a school subject you don't like! Send something nice! It is really sad to have to write something like this, that should be required! :-/

'Stolen' from my sweetie's @LillyLupin profile:

I don't like scary stuff, so no zombies, evil clowns (or clowns in general actually), horror, splatter or anything else that gives me nightmares

I don't like brutality. Neither in real life nor in fiction. My mind cannot comprehend what people do to each other (or animals) for absurd or no reason! And I find nothing entertaining about it to watch it


Communication is the key!!!

If you can't send your swap in time, please tell me! I have no problem with it, as we all have lifes outside swapbot. But before the deadline ends!!!

packages and re-swapping:

I recycle bubble-envies and boxes. Means, if they are not torn I use them again to protect the environment. You can do this too when you send to me. :-)

I also don't wrap the swaps I send, in nice papers. They may look nice, but I think, this is not necessary. Another way to protect the environment. So you don't have to do that either in the swaps you send me! That doesn't mean, that I don't wrap them up carefully if necessary!

If you don't like/or can't use something I've sent, you can reswap/regift it. I too will give things away, that I can't use or don't need. With that said, I will never claim that I created something, that I didn't!!! When I pass handmade things to someone else, that are not mine, I will say so and I will never send them as a replacement of my part of the swap, but as an extra!

I'll angel all of my swaps I host myself.

I love:



A Animals (my favourites: crab, dragon, bats, wolf, sloth, snail, blue and great tit, robins, hippopotamus, octopus, marabou, kiwi, magpies, polar/arctic animals, australian animals, duck, especially baby ducks, dogs, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, small birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn, astronomy

B Black&white photographs and movies, books and bookstores (I love the smell and history of old/used books), Buddha, British Comedy (my faves are: A bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Monty Python's flying circus, Fawlty Towers), the British Monarchy:especially Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII, King Georg VI, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, British history, blackoutpoetry

C Colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue, christmas, Cocktails, creative (letter) writing, Cologne the city I was born and still live in.

D Downton Abbey, decluttering, dandelions, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Dogs, Dinosaurs

E Easter (I love celebrating spring with flowers, bunnies, colourful eggs and the like)

F Freedom, Flower Power-era, freecycle, Feng Shui (I love to declutter and try to make our home comfy. If I get something new, another thing has to go. That works great for me!), I love to browse through flee-markets and to find old things which have to tell a story, Francis of Assisi, Ford Capri

G Great Britain: I love the british humor, the history, actors, movies, TV-shows, the british way of life.

H Haikus, humor, history, Hamburg, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff, I love to wear hats: cloche and Half hats Examples in my etsy favourites :-)

I Individuality, interesting people: Marlene Dietrich, Janis Joplin, Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Sir Winston Churchill, Robert Burns, Queen Elizabeth II, Edward VIII, Jane Austen, Queen Victoria, Hedy Lamarr, Frida Kahlo, Lilly Daché

L Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lighthouses, London, letters and personal notes, lavender (the flower, colour and smell!)

M Moon, men who play the piano, men who wear suits, mermaids, Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin)

N Nature, New York, New Zealand

O Ocean, old times where everything was elegant/graceful and manners still mattered, Outer space

P Peace, Paddington bear, Pope Francis, poetry, Parkinson-awareness-items (my Dad suffered from it)

Q Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria (I absolutely collect everything!)

R Rivers (they run wild), rain, reading (I love and read mostly biographies/autobiographies and historical books!)

S Sea/seaside, spring and its smells, seashells, Swing, snow and snowmen, swapbot (I have "met" some wonderful friends here and I enjoy to travel all around the world without actually travelling by myself: @Josietai she's not only an awesome swapper, but a great friend and like a sister to me! @susieq11 a crazy chicken with a heart of gold! We met on May 8th 2017, here in Cologne and she and her husband are so sweet!!! @denimblu14 @rexypants ), Santiago de Compostela (I want to walk the Camino one day!), sitting on our lovely balcony, San Francisco, ships

T Tolerance, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, trees, tea (English Breakfast the most, but Darjeeling is ok too. I just learned about Irish Breakfast and would love to try it, before I order a package), Tarja (my niece, born October 27th 2010. I'm her godmother and love her so very much!)

V Vintage (20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 70's) I especially love the 30ies. Hats, bags, clutches, trinkets.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wax seal stamps, Wallis Simpson aka Duchess of Windsor

I collect:

  • magnets from Zoos

  • Souvenirs from Hamburg

  • Everything Downton Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Winston Churchill.

  • Absolutely everything about Wallis Simpson!!!

  • postcards and postage stamps with the british royal family members on them


I believe some people like them sent naked and some, like me and many others, unwritten in an envie. I will respect and send both ways. I always take a look at my partner's profile or ask and I don't judge anyone about the way she/he likes it. :-)

I'm not into handmade-pcs!

I prefer to get my postcards unwritten in an envie (unless the swap-description says otherwise). Thank you! :-)

I'm not very fond of oversized postcards!

I collect:

  • post/mail boxes (for a friend)
  • pigs (for a friend)
  • poodles (for a friend)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • historical themed
  • Harry Potter themed
  • Downton Abbey
  • British Royals (especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria)
  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
  • Anything Great Britain (statuary,castles, countryside, famous buildings, history, Sir Winston Churchill, etc.)

  • I would love to get some Quokka-postcards


I love:

  • Avengers
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Castle
  • Disney (especially Ariel, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Moana/Vayana, Zootopia)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fantasy
  • Firefly
  • Golden Girls
  • Harry Potter (especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Newt Scamander!)
  • Hellboy
  • Hello Kitty
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • House M.D.
  • Iron man
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Jurassic Park/World
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • Monty Python
  • Once upon a time
  • Remus Lupin
  • R2D2
  • Science Fiction
  • Scrubs
  • Sex and the City
  • Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
  • Sirius Black
  • Starlord
  • Starsky&Hutch
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars (IV, V, VI, Han Solo, R2D2)
  • Suits
  • The Crown
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit
  • The Professionals
  • Toy Story
  • X-Files
  • X-Men

Did you know...?

The word "gift" means "poison" in the German language.

The word "tag" means "day" in German.

The word "wand" means "wall" in German.

The word "angel" means "fishing rod" in German.

The word "kind" means "child" in German and so means "kinder" = "children".

The word "die" means the female form of "the" in German.

The sentence "Die in hell." means "This/those in bright (colour)" in German.



monsbrick rated for LLU: Blackout Poetry on May 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Moni, thank you for the beautiful card and blackout poetry. This is truly amazing what a work of art!
Response: Thank you very much, Marie! ♥
sleepingrover2010 rated for Poem in a Pocket on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Moni, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. I love the pocket you made for this swap. More importantly, I loved the poem you sent me. You introduced me to a new poet. Thank You! The item(s) you sent me for the swap is/are GREAT!. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Thank you for the stickers you sent along as extras. Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010
Response: I am so happy you liked the pocket and the poem. I love this poem so much, I had to share it. :-) Take care, Barbara!
MuggleMom rated for Harry Potter letter #59 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Owl Post delivered Happy Mail to me today and I'm over the moon! What a great pick me and then such a "touching and affectionate" love note from Authur! I'm already signed up for #60 and can't wait. Thank you for the hosting such a fun swap group!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Yay! ♥
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #57 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the resend. As always, such a fun letter. I love creating bigger lives for these characters that I love.
Response: Me too! That's the main reason I started these swaps. :-) Thank you for your patience!
susieq11 rated for Book List Swap 4/2021 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved reading it and the stickers you sent are so cool! : ) I’m very very intrigued by the Lilly Daché book! Both of my grandmothers were milliners in NYC! Of course the space book sounds good too! Thank you for sharing your answers - and the stationery is so pretty and nice stamps on the envelope! xoxo
Response: How awesome is that!!! Sending you the link of the book via pm. ♥
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #58 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for another great letter. Funniky, I still haven't seen #57. I do appear to be getting more mail the last week, so I hope it shows up later this week.
Response: Ok, if you don't receive it by the end of the week, let me know and I'll resend. :-)
MarHelene rated for Fountain Pen and Book Lovers on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks, lovely handwriting!
Response: Thank you! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: :-)
Stargazer008 rated for Book List Swap 3/2021 on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für Deine Buchliste. Drei Bücher sind direkt auf meine Liste "Must Read" gegangen.Ich sage nur "Talking through my hats" und die beiden von Helena Hauff. Als London Fan und Hutträgerin lassen Sie mein Herz höher schlagen. Auch die Postkarte ist sehr schick entspricht genau meinem Kleiderschrank. Und jetzt wünsch ich Dir einen entspannten Abend.
Response: Ja supercool!!! Ich schicke dir mal den link von "Talking through my hats" liebe Hut- und London-Schwester! :-*
Comment: Thank you so much for your list. Your stationery is beautiful and I love the wax seal :-)
Response: Thank you! ☺️
Rhino44 rated for Haiku Challenge on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! This is a fun swap. I will mail your haiku on Monday. Let me know when it arrives, please!
Response: Will do, thank you! ☺️ Update March 17th: I'm in love with your beautiful Haiku on the frog-postcard! Thank you so much!!! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard
Response: :-)
Comment: Such a cute card! Thank you so much for the extra Pc
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
DonnaZakem rated for Interest me no. 88 on Feb 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I loved the card
Response: :-)
Lward643 rated for Private Harry Potter letter-swap on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I love the Harry Potter seal on the outside, that really makes it authentic!
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #56 on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the HP letter. It was perfect. I totally read it in McGonagall's voice. These swaps are so fun. Thank you for hosting them.
Response: Aaaaw, thank you hun! Thank you for being part of my swaps! 😘
USAFwife rated for R&W: Quote on a card on Jan 30, 2021
Comment: Love the card you used, and I love that type of paper too. :) The octopi are a bit scary - haha. :) Love the quote as well. :) Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Response: You're welcome! 😘
Comment: Gutentag! Thank you for your sweet note. Take care and happy swapping!
Response: Happy swapping to you too, hun! 😘
NJBird rated for First & Last Lines No. 29 on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I never heard of Lilly Dache. Quite an interesting woman.
Response: She was. :-) Thank you!
Comment: Hi Moni, thank you so much for your letter! I really enjoyed reading through it today! I hope you have a wonderful 2021!
Response: Thank you hun! Wishing you a wonderful 2021 too! 😘

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mb58ca on Apr 28, 2021:

Love the haiku you matched with my postcard (re Haiku Challenge).

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

susieq11 on Dec 2, 2020:


AnnaM on Aug 2, 2020:

Hello Moni,

Just thought I would pop in and say hello. Hoping you are faring okay amidst all the restrictions.

Take care,


denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2020:

Happy Birthday Moni best wishes for a lovely day :)x

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

MamaD on Sep 24, 2019:

Thank you! Great to be back! Happy to see you are still here!! :)

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday Moni, I hope that you have a wonderful day :) x

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2019:


smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


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