Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 3:12 pm


Original Member
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

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: August 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'll be getting legally married on November 5th 2021. ♥♥♥ 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, bumblebees, duck, especially baby ducks, dogs, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, 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 crystals, colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue, christmas, 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, flowers (my favourites are eustoma, lavender, gerbera, lily of the valley, bellflower, forget me not), 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 when I leave our home.

I Individuality, Ireland, 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, poetry, I have Pareidolia and I love it!

Q Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

R rivers, rain, reading (I love and read mostly biographies/autobiographies and historical books!) My favourite writer are Jane Austen and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

S sea/seaside, spring and its smells, seashells, Swing, Scotland, 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, Tarja (my niece. I'm her godmother and love her very much!)

V Vintage (20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 70's) I especially love the 20ies and 30ies.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wet wood, Wallis Simpson the late Duchess of Windsor


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
  • books, libraries, writing
  • 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
  • Modern family
  • 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.



Comment: First off, I wanted to tell you how much I like the stamp you put on your envelope with Owl Post. As I read the things you are grateful for, I was struck by how similar our answers were. Although I cannot say I like wearing hats. I like them on other people. Beautiful sunflower note card you selected.
Pupullona rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Your happy thoughts joined the others in the jar :)
Response: ❤️
Petaltea rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: This is such a special swap to do!! I’ve put your happy thoughts in my jar! Thank you so very much!!
Response: ❤️
Stachel rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the positive thoughts. Ich freue mich schon, sie Stück für Stück in der Zukunft zu lesen. :)
Response: ❤️
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Hallo Moni, vielen, vielen Dank für deine tollen Zitate! Ich war brav und habe widerstanden sie gleich alle auf einmal zu lesen und sie ins Einmachglas gesteckt, wo sien nun auf ihren Einsatz warten. :-) Hab' einen tollen Tag! Liebe Grüße, Maxi
Response: ❤️
annanymark rated for Private letter-swap on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and for all the patience with me in this swap 😂 I’ll replay to you as soon as possible ❤️
Response: ❤️
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8O on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Nice bird pcs. Thanks
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter! You have so many wonderful things to be grateful for. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding -- it is the day before my birthday!
Response: Oh, great! I will think of you! Thank you for your kind words! 🤗
fortannam rated for ISS: 3 PCs in an Envelope on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of postcards! I didn’t have any from Germany!
Response: You are very welcome! 🤗
roosje rated for ESO: My week on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Hello Moni, thank you a beautiful insight in your life! Your letter brought a big smile to my face! I just love how you talked about your family and your sweetie and congrats on your plans! I love that some of the goodies you send, come out of books. Libraries are my most favorite places on earth!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, Catherine! I just love libraries too. 🤗🥰
Comment: 🧙‍♂️🦶🏽🌏💍 I just received your beautiful love letter!! It made me smile so much! I almost wept at the part about your granny telling you "the secret"!!! I didn't know any of this when I posted the Tolkien swap on Saturday and I see that (of course) you joined up!! I'm so glad you shared - it is beautiful!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Aaaw, thank you so much for your kind words, Toni! I so enjoy all the swap themes you host! So interesting!!! Stay safe!!! ❤️
teddygirl rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8M on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: Absolutely great envelope, thanks so very much 😀👍
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
Wingsofgossamer rated for August Blackout Poetry Swap on Aug 31, 2021
iolair rated for R&W What I read in July - Snail mail on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you Moni for the gorgeous wolf card and the lovely Jane Austen postcard! Both cards were such a perfect fit for my interests :) All the books you read look super interesting and I have added them to my ever-growing TBR. I'm especially keen on the Oliver Sacks one - I've really enjoyed his books about his work and the unusual ailments he has treated. I'm super jealous that you work in a library too, libraries are some of my favourite places <3
Response: You are very welcome, hun! Working in a library is just great! 🤗
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! It sounds like an interesting book :)
Response: :-)
Ikat78 rated for ISS: Wish List - August on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: OMG!! Wow, thank you Moni. I just sent to you today for another swap. It’s nice to “see” you again! This was a nice little surprise for sure. :)
Response: Wow, yay!!! 😘🤗
Comment: Hallo, vielen lieben Dank für deine Liste und die Extra-Goodies! War eine echte Freude! Bleib gesund und einen restlichen schönen Sommer! LG, Julia :)
Response: Das wünsche ich dir auch! Danke, Julia! :-)
USAFwife rated for R&W: Author chat on Aug 18, 2021
Comment: Sitting in the garden sounds like the perfect place to talk about Jane Austen! I didn't really get into her books much growing up, but as I get older and I go back and re-read some classics, I think I appreciate the writing more. We read Pride and Prejudice with the kids last year and I appreciated it a lot more than I did in my teens. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
Response: Some things are ment to be enjoyed, when we're older! :-)
Risna rated for ESO: A simple notecard greeting on Aug 10, 2021
Comment: Ganz herzlichen Dank für deine liebe Karte(n)! Pfau und Eichhörnchen ... eine süße Kombi. Alles Gute und bis hoffentlich demnächst mal wieder!
Response: Sehr gerne! ☺️
susieq11 rated for Book List Swap 7/2021 on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and answers! I always keep your recommendations and hope to get to some eventually. I agree, Tony Curtis was fabulous. I should get that book for my mom to read. She just finished a new book about Frank Sinatra that she liked a lot! I’m no so glad you joined me, thanks again!!! xoxo
Response: Oh, a Frank Sinatra book is tempting and will be added to my TBR-list!!! I love your swaps!!! ❤️

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AnnaM on Jul 6, 2021:

Have a lovely day! Anna ♥

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:


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