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Last Online: July 4, 2020
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 2020


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 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!

I don't give hearts for extras! I'll give a heart when I feel/see that the swap was made with love! :-)

'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 envies. 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:



The Harry Potter-Universe is sweetie's and my happy place! Everything Harry Potter is like a little treasure! :-)

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 of old books), Buddha, British Comedy (my faves are: A bit of Fry and Laurie, 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, 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), 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

H Haikus, humor, history, Hamburg, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff, I love to wear hats (cloche)

I Individuality, interesting famous 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, Frida Kahlo)

L Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lighthouses, 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, 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, 50's, 70's) I especially love the 20ies. Hats, bags, clutches, trinkets.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wax seal stamps

I collect:

  • magnets from Zoos

  • Souvenirs from Hamburg

  • Everything Harry Potter, 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
  • Jurassic Park/World
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • 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)
  • 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.



MissNyx rated for Harry Potter letter #49 on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: I loved the letter! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! :-)
Star7Lily rated for Our Collections on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Moni, such a pretty collection. Reminded me of my grandmas things. Happy memories. xx lots of hearts
Response: Thank you for your lovely words and sharing your awesone collection with me, Jane! I have never seen such lamps before! Hugs and ❤ to you! 😘
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Our Collections on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: Moni, I so loved receiving your email and the pictures of your beautiful collection. Thank you so much and I do love your collection so much it is some thing I myself would love to have. I do love going to thrift stores and yard sales and estate sales to look for old vintage items. I sent you my collection as well even though I’m not your partner I just thought you might like to see what I collect. Hope you are healthy and your family as well hugs,I so loved receiving your email and the pictures of your beautiful collection. Thank you so much and I do love your collection so much it is something I myself would love to have. I do love going to thrift store‘s and yard sale and estate sale to look for old vintage items. I sent you my collection as well even though I’m not your partner I just thought you might like to see what I collect. Hope you are healthy and your family as well. hugs, Jill (Priscilla) ♥️
Response: Thank you for sharing your collection with me, Jill and for your lovely words and rating! Stay safe! :-*
kelsiede rated for Harry Potter letter #48 on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved it! Hope you are well! 🙂
Response: You are very welcome! Stay safe, hun! 😘
bluehairedmary rated for R&W: Read an ebook week on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and extras! I read ebooks occasionally and love getting them from my library especially. With current events and libraries being closed, I am in line for several ebooks! Reading a lot more, basically. Take care and be well!
Response: That really is good! Our library is closed since last Saturday. :-( Take care of yourself too!!!
hellmutt rated for Harry Potter letter on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Your letter was so fun to read! I loved the drawing too, I'm super excited to join your public Harry Potter swaps in the future :)
Response: Great! :-)
MissNyx rated for Harry Potter letter #47 on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for picking two of my favorite characters as the stars of your letter. I'm sure Neville could have been Luna's Prince Charming in another retelling.
Response: In my imagination, they belong together. :-) Thank you for your kind words and being a part of my swap! 😘
Comment: Thank you for my secret heart valentine charm
Response: You are very welcome! 😘
Nushkinathan rated for Harry Potter letter #46 on Jan 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for my letter Professor, I'll make sure to on my use my time-turner for going to my classes
Response: You are very welcome! 😘
Comment: I absolutely loved reading through everything you wrote! I wish you a very happy Christmas!
Response: Thank you dear! :-) Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and the super cute message Tonks had for Remus.
Response: Oh, I am happy, that you enjoyed the letter! :-)
sal410cat rated for Harry Potter letter #44 on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my letter from Teddy!
Response: You are welcome! :-)
pixiegirlanna rated for Harry Potter letter #43 on Nov 5, 2019
pynart2 rated for A Postal At Home 2 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: So enjoyed your letter and am looking forward to trying the Teas. Thank you so much.
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
Stitcheddreams rated for HA: Send Three - Flat Mail on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so so much for all of the wonderful Harry Potter goodies!!!! I am a Hufflepuff too!!!
Response: Yay!!! :-)
AmyMarie rated for Three Truths and a Lie Postcard on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard. My guess is "I love to make phone calls" is the lie.
Response: You're right! 😂
crimsonfuligin rated for Harry Potter letter #41 on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you Moni for such a sweet letter. I could just hear the adolescent Neville bumbling as I read it. It was wonderful and definitely put a smile on my face. ☺️
Response: You are very welcome, Saasha! I'm glad you liked it! 😘
ChristinaB rated for ATC: Sloth Style on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sloth! It’s a lovely card!
Response: :-)
StargazerHM rated for Harry Potter letter #40 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Wonderful swap! Thank you for such an amazingly creative letter! Can’t wait until the next one ☺️ 7/5/19... thank you for the wonderful pc!!! 😍
Response: Yay! :-)
Malliecat rated for Fandom Letter #3 - MARVEL on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter 🥰
Response: Wow, that was a superfast travel!!! :-)

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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!


VerreShana on Nov 30, 2018:

Hello, thanks for the lovely postcard with christmas stamp. I like it! Lots of love. Shana (verreshana)

susieq11 on Oct 19, 2018:

Hi!!!! ☺️

xninolax on Aug 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for your envie with not 3 but 4 postcards for the PTG JUly WTA! Cute Snoopy stamps too ;)

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2018:

I hope you have had a wonderful birthday day Moni.

Thank you for the fab WTA postcards :)

user6937 on Jun 21, 2018:

PTG WTA - May: Thank you for the four postcards you've sent me! I think my fave is the people riding the rabbit! So weird, it's right up my alley :)

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