Comment: I loved your insightful answers! Those food services are getting very popular here too, but I've never tried it :)
Response: Thank you very much for your rating and sending me your answers as well, it was interesting reading them :) I probably wouldn't have tried it out as well without a gift voucher, it was fun, although I'd find it too expensive to buy that myself :D
Comment: Thank you for the Spotify playlist, Ina! I listened to your shuffled songs that way, playing the videos for the ones that weren't on it. :-) Those Game of Thrones songs are beautiful! I might have to see if I can check the soundtracks out from my library. :-) Thank you for sharing!
Response: I'm happy you found some new music to like! :) I don't often like more than one song from the same album, but this Game of Thrones album had several that I really loved. Good luck with finding the soundtracks at your library! Thank you for your rating! :)
Comment: Thanks for the card! I have never seen an episode of Dr. Who, although in high school I was required to dress like one for thespian initiation. A long, brown trench and long multicolored scarf. I remember it was soooooo hot that day! And whenever anyone asked me why I was dressed like that, I had to say, "I'm Dr. Who, traveler of space and time. Would you like a tic-tac?" Pro-tip: theater people are pretty odd!
Response: I have discovered Dr Who just some years ago, and have watched lots of episodes since. Thanks for sharing this unusual story :) Yes, sounds like an unusual way of getting to know Dr Who :D Have a great day and thank you for your rating!
Comment: Hi Ina, love your card of a Garden house in an allotment garden. The story of the back ground you wrote, really gives context, and makes the photo so much more meaningful. We can imagine we are really there, back in 1962. Thanks!
Response: I'm happy that you love this postcard :) I always like it when a card has some context and it's great to know that you found it interesting. Thank you for your rating :)
Comment: Yaaaay!!!! I'm soooo happy!!!! Thank you sooooo very much!! I literally cannot thank you enough ^_^ Everything is quite lovely!! I adore the stickers, and that cherry blossom washi tape is my favorite thing ever right now!! I'm super excited to try all these candy goodies! A million hearts your way, this package made my day, and made my week!!! I certainly hope you'll love your package just as much!! <3
Response: I'm happy that you liked the package so much! ^_^ I hope you have fun using the stickers and washi! Let me know how you like the candies! :) I certainly loved the package you sent at least (!) as much :D Thank you for your rating and your lovely package as well :)
Comment: LOVE this postcard!!! Love the Deutsche word for mushroom!!! Fun-guy!!! (Bad American English pronunciation!!!). Thanks for a lovely swap.
Response: I'm happy that you like the postcard so much! :) Pizzas with mushrooms are often called pizza funghi here, because the many Italian restaurants here call it like this. For other dishes mushrooms are called "Pilze" (spoken: ""pill-ts-a", a like the indefinite article) :) Thank you for your rating, I loved doing the swap :)
Comment: Vielen Dank für die tolle Karte mit Charlie Chaplin und tatsächlich fast der gleiche Städtename. Allerdings machen die kleinen Punkte einen wahnsinnig großen kulturellen Unterschied aus. Um den Verlag von Felix, dem Hasen und dessen Werksverkauf beneide ich Dich sehr. Liebste Grüße aus der Heide und Danke für den tollen Swap
Response: Freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen hat! Die Geschichten mit Felix (besonders wegen der Briefe im Buch) fand ich als Kind immer interessant, vielleicht hat das auch geholfen, dass ich jetzt auch Postkarten und Briefe schreiben interessant finde :) Hoffentlich kannst du heute auch das schöne Wetter genießen. Danke für dein Rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for the PC! I love that brand of chocolate and miss it! I lived in Iceland and it was easy to buy there. The space stamps are great!! I like to carve stamps, but am not good enough to sell them! 😀 Happy Swapping
Response: I'm happy you liked it :) I can imagine that, they have many deliciopus types of chocolates. Living in Iceland sounds cool, it seems to be a really interesting country :) Carving stamps seems fun, maybe I'll try that sometime as well :D Happy swapping and thank you for your rating!
Comment: I have recieved your tea and postcard. thanks so much. the blueberry smells so nice. my mom says she couldn't drink something that smelled so good. she took it to her bed room I'm sure she sniffed the flavor right out of it. thanks so much
Response: I'm happy you liked the tea :) I also like that blueberry tea a lot! :D Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Danke dir Ina für deine mail! Ich finds ja super süß, dass du dir die Mühe gemacht hast extra für mich eine Mail auf deutsch zu schreiben ♥ Ich hab tatsächlich noch nie ein Buch von Jodi Picoult gelesen (zu meiner Schande muss ich außerdem gestehen, dass mir der Name absolut gar nichts sagt^^) Aber die Synopsis klingt superinteressant, ich denke ich werd mir das vielleicht mal aus der Bücherei holen :-) Die anderen Bücher die du empfohlen hast, kenne ich - ich liebe Terry Pratchett ♥♥ Danke dir!
Response: Danke für dein Rating! Freut mich, dass ich dir vielleicht was empfehlen konnte :) Jodi Picoult ist für mich eine von den Autoren, die am besten gut nachvollziehbare Charaktere beschreibt, die Motivationen/Gedanken/Gefühle finde ich immer sehr glaubhaft und detailliert dargestellt. Die Geschichten selbst finde ich ok bis sehr gut, daher finde ich die Bücher eigentlich immer lohnenswert zu lesen :D Ich hoffe, dir gefällt das Buch :) Ja, Terry Pratchett Bücher sind einfach genial. Auf so etwas zu schreiben würde ich nie kommen, das macht es für mich sehr interessant zu lesen :D
Comment: Thank you, Ina, for so many great recommendations! I haven't read any of those. I heard about "The Physician" before, but about its movie adaptation. Have you seen it? Anyway, thank you again, and I'll be on the look for these books :D
Response: Thank you for your rating! I'm happy I could recommend you books you didn't know yet :) Yes, I saw the movie and I really liked it, but the book is even better :) I would recommend reading the book first. The journey part of the book is almost left out in the movie and the time in Persia is described shorter than in the book, too. But, it nevertheless is a good movie and rather close to the book in several aspects ;)
Comment: Ina! Many thanks for your cards and the long messages (I do it too) with whole different stories in them actually! Aren't they so rewarding? It's really worth it to read all of them since they tell a different story that I can vividly visualize what's going on. All of your and your family events are very interesting to read, and it seems to be so fun being around them :) You seem like a great person to meet, so how about that we write to each other soon? If you want, just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of stories to tell when I come back :) ● If I get the other installments ever, I'll be sure to comment in your profile. All the best! -Tynesha
Comment: Hahaha!!! OMG I love this card haha!! How funny, yeah that is one job I wouldn't want either!! The stamp with the wild kittens is cute!! That would be something to see with wild hedgehogs! they are cute :) Thank you for the great card ! got some great laughs from this side :)
Response: I'm happy you liked the postcard! :) Yes, this stamp series is great, just a pity that you can't buy all stamps from this series at once and each year there appear only two new ones :D There has been one with hedgehogs as well. I'll send you a picture. Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Christmas with me. I love all the photos! We also enjoy the Dinosaur series, and that card game you played looks fun. Might have to adopt that tradition. Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your rating! :) Yes, when we watched it as children, my parents wanted to watch it with us :D Last weekend we watched some more episodes. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love How to train your dragon 2, I actually went to see it in the cinema. Lovely movie :) And your Christmas tree looks pretty :)
Response: Thank you for your rating! I saw the first in the cinema, the second on tv :) Yes, I also like them. They are fun to watch. Thanks, it's still in the living room :D But in some days it will have to move outside, when it looses too many "leaves" ;)
Comment: Thank you for the great Charlie Chaplin card! I love the stamp too--it's amazing to think of how many generations now have different (and sometimes the same) television memories. I still haven't gotten to Dr. Who yet but have been reading lots of recent British history, so I've read *about* him a bit. Best Wishes for the holidays and new year!
Response: I'm happy you like it! :) Yes, especially when some television memories are the same ("classic movies/series") and others are completely different. And the television has changed a lot as well (style, possibilities). For example I'm watching a bit of the old Star Trek episodes now and then and the style is really different from current tv shows...but I like it :D Soon there'll be a new Dr. Who Christmas special episode :) Best wishes for the holidays and new year for you as well! Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Wonderful postcard and poem! I am very familiar with the flower on the postcard, a Monarda that is quite enticing to hummingbirds and bees. I grow them in my garden. And such a happy stamp! Thanks also for writing about the pre- and post- reunification postcard identification - fascinating and historical. The poem is about good fortune, and I'm so lucky you were my swap partner!
Response: I'm happy that you like the postcard so much :) Interesting, that you grow that flower in your garden! Yes, he really smiles a lot and made mostly funny poems :) Usually with puns. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the postcard. Well, I was lucky as well, so this nice card could go travelling to someone who appreciates it :) Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap!! These articles are so interesting; I'm happy that you translated them for me! My favourite here is the article about zebra finch babytalk...I love the intelligence it shows in birds. The owl postcard is a wonderful addition to my collection and I am hunting for a place to put it by my desk so I can look at it every day. You've had quite the science journey and I am grateful to have been a part of it now!
Response: I'm happy you like it so much! I had fun putting everything together and planning the swap :) Yes, and birds in general can have amazing intelligent talents. Great that you like the owl postcard :) When I read your profile I remembered about that owl postcard that I had seen in a book shop and hoped they hadn't sold out it already :D Thank you for your nice rating!
Comment: Hello Ina!
Thank you for a lovely note. The tea made my whole PO box smell like Christmas! I can't wait to try it. And I can't wait to write back to you about the image. I've been thinking about it the past few days lol
Thanks again :)
Response: Hello Kate! Great that you liked it :) I'm looking forward to read what you write to the image, I think this will be an interesting swap :) Have fun writing! Thank you for your rating :) Edit: Thank you very much for your story to the image! Love it and the goodies as well :)
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die Extrawurst! Das fand ich total lieb, dass du speziell für mich noch mal andere Songs rausgesucht hast. Ich habe mich noch nicht ganz durchgeklickt, freue mich aber schon auf alles weitere. Und ich gebe dir 100%ig Recht, was Zaubererbruder betrifft! <3 Natürlich habe ich auf meiner eigenen Liste auch ASP weiterempfohlen, allerdings mit "Biotopia" als Vorschlag.
Response: Freut mich, dass dir die Liste gefallen hat :) Ich dachte mir, dass die Liste sonst etwas langweilig für dich werden könnte und das wäre ja schade, wenn es so viele interessante Lieder gibt :) Ja, Biotopia ist auch super, gefällt mir auch! Aber das Krabat-Album ist einfach nur perfekt, da könnte ich mich auch nie für ein Lieblingslied entscheiden, ich finde das als "Gesamtheit" einfach toll. Dankeschön für dein Rating :)
Comment: Vielen Dank liebe Ina für den Brief und die süße Karte 😊 Es hat mir Spaß gemacht, deinen Brief zu lesen.
Hättest du vielleicht Interesse daran , mit mir weiter zu schreiben? Ich würde mich über eine Brieffreundschaft sehr freuen 😊
Viele liebe Grüße aus Jordanien 💐
Response: Dankeschön für dein Rating, es freut mich, dass dir der Brief gefallen hat :) Eine Brieffreundschaft klingt super! :) Ich würde gerne weiter Briefe mit dir schreiben. Kannst du meine Adresse auf dem Briefumschlag gut lesen? Falls nicht, kann ich dir die nochmal als Swap-Bot Nachricht schreiben :) Viele Grüße aus Deutschland :)
Comment: What a sweet card and note from you! It sounds like you have a lot of special traditions at Christmas time! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try the tea you sent - it's pretty chilly here today and I could use a warm drink! Happy holidays!
Response: Thank you for your rating! I'm glad you liked what I sent and found it interesting. I hope you'll enjoy the tea! :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Ina not only sent me a list of songs but also wrote a brief introduction for each song mentioned. As I'm learning German, I'm so glad to receive a list with many German songs. I like to discuss politics too and therefore rather appreciate some of the songs she includes related to this concern.
To summarize in one sentence -- I love Ina's recommendation!
Response: I'm happy you like the recommendations! :) And I hope the songs help you with learning German. If you want more songs or book recommendations, just ask :) Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Ina, thank you SO MUCH for the adorable, beautiful advent Christmas card! I really love it! It's almost too nice to use, but I'm so eager to open each little door! ;) I shall definitely have fun opening them one by one each day! I’ll take a photo of it beforehand so I can keep the original image. I loved reading about your favourite Christmas tradition! I too love advent calendars :) I certainly don't think they should just be for children, they're too much fun! I just turned 28, and there's no way I'm giving up any of the 'childish' things that I love! ;) I think this year I will make my own advent calendar with decorated envelopes and little surprises inside, strung up on some string. I've seen many great ideas on Pinterest! I too love the smell of pine trees! We almost always buy a cut pine tree for Christmas…it's just not the same without it. You're so lucky to have even experienced one snowfall. Living in Melbourne, I've never seen snow! The closest I've ever seen to snow is hail! I'd love to experience a traditional white Christmas one day. Thank you for being so thoughtful with the card selection, and all the extra lovely goodies you chose for me! I do love the stegosaurus sticker, it's so cute! And the other stickers and the postcards, especially the bunny one…adorable! You are so sweet and such a thoughtful and generous swap partner! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, magical and peaceful Christmas xxx
Response: Thank you for your rating! I'm happy that you liked what I sent so much! :) I also love opening advent calendars, even if I kind of know what's behind of the door :D I'm looking forward to get mine next week :) Your idea sounds nice, have fun with that advent calendar! Yes, we always have a cut Christmas tree too, Here are two main types of trees sold as Christmas trees and we always buy that one, that "pricks" more but has a stronger tree scent :) (Unfortunately they are harder to find now, because most people prefer the tree that doesn't "prick" when you touch it...but it has almost no tree scent unfortunately) Here it usually snows at least once in winter (and sometimes even most of the winter), but Christmas rarely has snow in my region...other regions (mostly in the South) of Germany always/almost always have snow at Christmas :D I love a bit of snow on Christmas, it looks even more cozy inside then, because it looks so cold outside :P And it just looks pretty. Wonderful that you liked the things :) Thank you! I'm wishing you and your family all the best for Christmas, too! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great Dr. Who card and beautiful stamp. I haven't watched it yet, but I have a feeling that I won't be able to stop once I start. Best Wishes!
Response: Thank you for your rating! :) I'm glad you like the card. Yes, that can happen...the series is really great, it's a pity I watched all new episodes already, so I'll rewatch them until new ones come out :D Best wishes!
Comment: How fun that you are my partner and I got one of my recipe cards back! And German potato salad is one of my favorites, and also my husband's, so I am delighted to have an authentic recipe. Thanks so much, for the recipe and for the postcard and nice note. Your astronomy lecture sounds very interesting -- I still enjoy learning about things outside my familiar territory. I hope we swap again! Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for your rating! Yes, that card travelled a lot the last days :D I'm glad you liked the recipe it's one of my most favourites, I made it twice already since sending the recipe card, this swap reminded me to make it again :D That salad is especially nice when it's very hot outside, it's so refreshing eating it cold :) I especially like about that astronomy lecture, that it's intended to be for a varied audience - you can find everyone in the audience, from physics professors to 5 year old children and all find the same lecture interesting! :D It would be great to swap with you again :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Love the girls jumping rope! Cool pc, I bet the museum visit was fun. And what a nice connection to your mom's childhood! Also the PC to my mom, she was 6 years old in 1961 and at that time my family was actually stationed in England because my grandpa was in the Air Force. Thanks also for all the other background information about the region it's really interesting :-) I enjoyed physics too, but really only when we had a math problem to solve I hate it when we had to do any kind of real science lab involving physics haha
Response: Thank you for your rating, I'm happy you like the postcard! Nice, that it fits well to her childhood, too :) Yes, I liked the maths part more, too... I rather like the theoretical part (like calculating with results/interpreting results) of physics, not doing the experiments :D
Comment: Thank you for the Eiffel Tower Card. I will probably never get to see it in person but I do love getting this kind of card. I have seen a smaller replica on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Made me want to see the original. What is funny is I sent another Eiffel Tower card to my partner in this swap. From a set of cards I got off of Amazon.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! What a coincidence :) Thank you for your rating and happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Ina, thank you for the lovely postcard! Your university looks amazing, and I'm intrigued by this Teekanne tea?? Haha. Also, I'm going to have great fun trying to speak german and portuguese. Thank you again!
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm glad you liked the postcard :) Not all buildings from my university are so pretty, some are old ones, some are new built. I'm glad you found it interesting :)
Comment: Vielen Dank für die sehr interessante Email! Die Harry Potter Bücher sinf auf meiner "to read-list", und dieses Buch kmmt auch dazu.
Obwohl ich Deutsch studiert habe, habe ich leider ganz weinge Bücher von deutschen Autoren gelesen. Deswegen bin ich dir sehr dankbar, dass du mir ein paar Autoren bzw. Bücher empfohlen hast :)
Response: Es freut mich, dass dir die Buchempfehlungen weiterhelfen :) Hoffentlich gefallen dir die Bücher. Und viel Spaß beim Lesen der Harry Potter Bücher! :)
Comment: Hallo Ina - vielen Dank für deine Buchempfehlung! :-) Mal sehen, ob ich mich mit so einem Genre anfreunden kann.
Response: Danke für dein Rating! :) Kannst ja einfach mal in der Bücherei reinschauen, ob die Bücher was für dich sind, besonders "Ausgebrannt" und "Der Schwarm" fand ich gut :) Gut finde ich, dass für die Bücher an vielen Stellen genau recherchiert wird und das einen guten, unterhaltsamen und detaillierten Einstieg/Überblick bietet, wenn man die erwähnten Fakten von den für die Geschichte erfundenen Fakten trennt, um in Sachbüchern weiter zu den Themen zu lesen :) Abeeeeer...natürlich sind Bücher immer noch Geschmackssache, muss also nicht alles immer jedem gefallen :D