Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 5:58 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2020
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: October 29
Country: Germany

About Me

Please note:
I click "sent" as soon as I put the swap in the outgoing postbox. It might be processed a day later by the post office, so the frank might show a different date than shown in the swap. Please note that this is nothing I can influence in any way.
Another reason for a different date can be that we are sb-time + 9h over here, so it might already be the next day here anyway.

Also, I always send my swaps on time. I only join (as many) swaps I can manage to send. If by any chance I'm late I would warn you ahead of the deadline. But usually I'm one of the first to send out a swap, with few exceptions.
So if you didn't receive what I sent you, please contact me. I'll be happy to resend. That hasn't been necessary until now.
And last but not least: I rate as soon as I have opened and looked at/read the swap. If you think I should have received something but you didn't get a rating, please contact me.
I always take a photo of what I send and one of the stamped envelope with the address. So if there is an issue, we can check what the problem was.

My friends call me Stachel, I'm 30yo. I've studied filmdirecting and apart from films I love letter-writing, dogs (especially Akita Inus), books (writing and reading), friends, music (as much as film actually), dancing, making lists and writing in general. My daily life is mainly about my family (husband, son and dog) and doing creative things. We're outside a lot because we're nature-lovers. Also I'm always looking for new experiences and ideas. I'm quite excited about this swapping - this is completely new to me, although I have always had pen pals since I was 12yo and I did a lot of postcard-swapping via another website.

Favorite Music

I love many kinds of music. For example I listen to different styles of rock and metal music but also appreciate the singer songwriter solo artist with a piano. Something special I enjoy very much is original motion picture soundtracks and movie trailer music, orchestral mostly.
What I don't listen to is jazz, rap and country music.

Favorite Books

I grew up with the Harry Potter series and have never found just anything quite like it :-D

Other than that I read some of Trudi Canavan's works and some German writers like Kerstin Gier. Anything fantasy that is not medieval/war/kingdom/... is fine actually.
Oh, and if there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

I also like some non-fictional stuff, like about psychological topics, dogs and the way to happiness kind of content.

Favorite Movies

I love children's movies and realistic movies, also sad endings. And my 3rd favourite is fantasy movies, that are placed in our real world (like Harry Potter eg). And I like thrillers, if possible with a psychological aspect.
There's one movie I love in particular that doesn't match the description: Cloud Atlas

And just like with books:
If there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

I don't like any horror or splatter, anything designed to shock and disgust only. And I don't enjoy any action movie with less of a story than a short film.

Favorite Television

Just some series I liked:
Stargate SG1,
Golden Girls,
The Last Airbender,
Murder, She Wrote,
Game of Thrones,
Anne with an E,

Aaaaand again:
If there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

Stuff I collect and use

I have quite a big collection of Washi Tape, and I can't walk past any Washi Tape in shops. My favourites are painting-like designed tapes with a nature-, deepspace- or multi-coloured theme. But actually I like most of them. The only styles I don't like are uni-colour (except the glittering ones, they're fine), simple geometric shapes or anything pink.

Also I love stationery with matching envelopes. I prefer those with atmospheric nature sights like foggy fields, bridge somewhere in nowhere on a winter day, etc.

I usually use a pen and inkpot for writing letters, but I also have a stylish quill (with which I suck at writing, haha) :D


A - Astronomy-related, Animals (not a big fan of bugs or rabbits though), Akita Inu
B - Books, Black, Blue
C - Crafting, Chocolate (!)
D - Dragons, Dogs, Drawing
E - Eagles
F - Frozen Yoghurt
G - Giraffes, Gothic style clothing
H - Happy Mail, Harry Potter
I - International Snacks/Sweets
J -
K -
L - Letters, Lizards, London
M - Myers-Briggs (I'm ENFP), Movies
N - Notecards
O -
P - Photos (especially atmospheric nature sights), Purple
Q - Questionnaire-E-mail-Swaps
R - Reading, Red
S - Stationery items, Stuffed Animals, Sashi (my dog)
T - Tea, Tigger and co., Totoro, Tigers, Tom Odell, Tori Amos
U - Unicorns if they're chubby or bad-tempered and cute
V -
W - Writing, Washi Tape, Wolves
X -
Y -
Z -

Swaps I host

  • This Month's Precept [month, year]
    --> September 2020
    --> October 2020

  • Secret Santa [year]
    --> 2020

  • Secret Santa light [year]
    --> 2020

  • My favourite character is... (Animated)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3 XMAS SPECIAL

  • My favourite character is... (Actor)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3 XMAS SPECIAL

  • Private Recipe Exchange
    --> #1

  • Travelling Book (Handmade extended FB)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3

  • You Might Like this Book
    --> #1

  • You Might Like this Movie
    --> #1

  • Group: Character Sketch Swap
    --> 2020

  • Tell Me About Yourself - Challenge
    --> #1

  • Be Kind - Challenge
    --> #1

  • Group: Season Music Notecard
    --> Halloween
    --> Rainy November
    --> Christmas

  • Group: November Care Package
    --> 2020

  • This Is My Christmas
    --> 2020

  • Group: Mission: Accomplished
    --> 2020

  • Group: Top 10 Fictional Characters (Movies)

  • Group: Top 10 Fictional Characters (TV Series)

  • Group: Top 10 Christmas Songs

Dear swap partner of...

...any swap including tea:
My favourites are a mixture with green tea, white tea (plain or mixed), mild fruity teas (not too sweet and not too sour) and also mild herbal teas. I don't care much for black tea or ginger and turmeric. But I will gladly try and taste any tea you feel like sharing with me; that is what swapping is all about, after all 🤗

...any swap including food items:
Please note that I am highly allergic to nuts. Please make sure you won't include anything with nuts or anything made in the same room/at the same time with preparing food containing nuts.

..."Secret Santa light 2020 (Flat Mail)":
I don't consume any alcohol and I am allergic to any kind of nuts. Anything else is fine. Thank you. :-)

..."Secret Santa 2020":
I don't consume any alcohol and I am allergic to any kind of nuts. Please also make sure that when sending self-made cookies for example they haven't been baked at the same time/in the same room with cookies containing nuts. Anything else is fine. Thank you. :-)


KIllerMal rated for ESO: Four Envelope FlipBook on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: I received your envelope just now, thank you for this wonderful flipbook and all the beautiful things you included! I can't wait to use all the little things. Sorry if I was wrong at first ^^" I discovered the existence of these books thanks to your swap, so thank you :)
Gionanna rated for ESO: Grab Bag on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap packed in such a caring way! <3
Tuutis rated for ESO: June Tea Swap on Jul 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I can't believe how good and delicious these smell! I have never tasted these, but can't wait.
Gnoe rated for ESO: Summer Postcard on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a VERY summer-y postcard! Like you we don't really have any travel plans except for a week with hubs's relatives ;-) His sister and her family are coming over from Denmark for my MiL's 80th b-day in August. Have a good summer!
AvianAine rated for ESO: 10 things I like on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Lieben Dank für Deinen Brief, Anja, und für die Erläuterungen zu jedem Punkt. Seitdem ich die Serie Poldark gesehen habe, bin ich geradezu entbrannt für Cornwall! Es gibt nicht allzu viele Orte, die ich unbedingt sehen will, aber nach England, Wales, Schottland und Irland zieht es mich sehr. Und danke für das Wort 'Waldatmen', das nehme ich auf in meine Sammlung schöner Worte. 🌳
Arhel rated for ESO - June atc SENDERS CHOICE on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: DANKE!!! Der mechanische Drache ist absolut genial - ich liebe das Motiv einfach, die Karte ist perfekt! :D
mlandman rated for ESO: Paper stuffed Blind Envie on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Hallo Anja, danke für deinen Swap. Der Umschlag war echt gut gefüllt. Und die Briefmarke darauf ist großartig! Mir gefallen die Papiersachen gut. Danke schön!
JadeFan rated for WIYM: Blind envie #21-green on May 19, 2021
Comment: What lovely origami paper and washi tape. I was overjoyed by the weight of it all.
Gionanna rated for ESO: Space Lovers Swap on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such an amazing swap! I adored everything, in particular the fact sheets were so beautifully decorated!
Comment: Thank you for a fab swap. such a great job but sounds like you're had to work hard to get there. The envelope is lovely and as my envelope was my dream job - Photographer the camera clip was my favourite thing in the whole envelope. I loved all of it. Thank you so much. Stay safe 😀
Gaucha rated for ESO Quiz For You on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the quizzes! That's not just 10 multiple choice questions!! Because I'm in the middle of campNaNo (and falling behind!) I have to do this at a later time. Ik will send you mail with my answers then ;-) Thanks again for the wonderful quiz!
Gionanna rated for ESO Quiz For You on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Wow, thank you for such a huge and varied quiz! I had a lot of fun taking it and did my best to avoid looking up for answers :-D I wish I could rate you with three hearts at this time. So here are my answers. Category DEEP BLUE SEA: Shark, whale, shrimp Category BIG OR HUGE: Bear, rhino, lion Category SMALL OR TINY: Ferret <3, slug, mouse Category WINGED: Eagle, jay, hawk Category HOME SWEET HOME: Den, burrow and... pork? Multiple choice: 1B, 2C, 3A, 4A, 5D, 6D, 7C, 8D, 9A, 10A, 11B, 12A. 26 questions - these were the hardest ones and I don't have an answer for some :-) A- ant B- bat C- cow D- dog E- elephant F- flying fox G- ...gator? H- horse I- iguana J- jellyfish K- komodo dragon L- llama M- magpie N- no idea (well it starts with an N, anyway) O- octopus P- panda Q- quokka R- reindeer S- ??? T- tasmanian devil U- urchin V- vulture W- wombat X- ...a xenomorph?! :-D Y- ??? Z- Zebra Thank you again!
Response: It's so great that you liked it! :) So, about your answers: Wow, you have given many correct answers! :) Here is the correction to those you didn't know: The third in the category HOME SWEET HOME is AERIE (home of the eagle). 5C, 7A, 8B, 10C, 11D, 12B. D - Dolphin (Dogs only hear about 40 kHz which is a bit more than double the average grown human), F - Flamingo, G - Grizzly Bear, K - King Cobra, L - Lynx, N - Newt, P - Polar Bear, S - Sea Lion, X - X-Ray Fish (also called X-Ray Tetra), Y - Yellow Jacket Wasp. This has been lots of fun to create and I'm really pleased it has been a lot of fun to answer, too. :)
Petaltea rated for ESO: I'm Currently... on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: I loved the smell of the envelope when I opened it ! was because of the wonderful teas you sent. Working in the garden is a very peaceful activity. No talking just working and thinking in the fresh air and sunshine. It’s great that you enjoy nature so much. I find it to be my biggest refuge in these hectic times. Have a great weekend and take care!
Fuchsi rated for ESO For the Love of Letters on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Hallo Anja, dein Briefumschlag ist einfach nur große Klasse und es machte mir riesengroßen Spaß deinen Brief zu lesen und all diese wunderschönen Fotos dazu zu sehen!! *.* Da weckt auch in mir regelrecht das Fernweh und die Bilder laden sehr dazu ein sich an andere Orte zu träumen... einfach toll! Liebe Grüße, Maxi
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and envie, super cute. I feel the same about Dracula and there will only be old school for me! I hope Transylvania is everything you hope. It is on my bucket list! Hugs, Mona
KateKintail rated for NaNo is over. Now what?? on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter (sorry this rating is so late; my mail quarantine procedures caused me to lose track of it for a little while). So great that you finished the novel and have a strong revision plan in place that involves other readers and publication! I'm glad to hear it went so well! :-) Good luck with the editing and polishing!
kammy rated for Top 10 Disney/Pixar/Animated Movies on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Great list. It's very cool.
Comment: Thanks!
agneslyra rated for Top dishes from your country on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such yummy recipes! 🥧
kammy rated for Top dishes from your country on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Good list. the recipes were not specified in the swap may my husband is delighted. He loves German cuisine, he is used to making curry wurst and we have a very good address in Berlin.

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Caithness on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you so much for the delightful envelope of goodies that arrived through my letterbox. Everything was just perfect. Cheers Julie-Ann

efjellro on Jan 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes! <3 Elisabeth

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Take care! and thank you for all that you do! Wishing you a wonderful 2021!

RachelM on Dec 4, 2020:

Santa's coming!!❄️🎅⛄🤶❤️

reauk on Nov 21, 2020:

Congratulations on creating your Euro Swappers Only Group Hope it works out for you both Andrea

Petaltea on Nov 18, 2020:

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traceyj on Oct 26, 2020:

Hey Stachel!

It's only Monday, but I wanted to wish you a great birthday weekend because we all need something to look forward to!--

🎈 🎈 🎈 🥳🎈🤩 ❤️

myancey on Oct 1, 2020:

Thank you anja so so much for the spongebob notecard. That was so thoughtful of you. Micah wrote u back and I will be dropping in post tomorrow. Thank you so much again.

Petaltea on Sep 15, 2020:

Hi there Stachel! I receive your washi art today! Thanks so much. I loved it, how clever. I’m looking forward to your swap, sending the fb around. Great idea. I’m looking forward to cooler weather so I can get back into my hobby corner again. Your doggie is adorable. That Fur. Haha. I hope your family is well! take care, Robyn

Petaltea on Sep 2, 2020:

Hi there! I’m so glad you liked it! I can’t believe it arrived already, that was fast! The mail seems to be moving again. Give Sashi a cuddle for me. Take care!

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