Swap-bot Time: February 8, 2023 5:49 pm


Date Joined: March 7, 2012
Last Online: November 25, 2022
Birthday: March 18, 1961
Country: Germany

About me and my family

Hi, I'm a 56 year old German mom of 4 grown-up kids and a granny of a one-year-old.

I live in a small town in the Black Forrest and after work I love to go out in the woods with my dog.

Via swap-bot I hope to get to know new interesting things and make new friends.

I like to learn foreign languages, now I'm up to English, French, Italian and Portuguese (my newest love!)

Favorite Crafts

To be honest, I'm not that big at crafts, but I like:

  • Gardening! I especially like roses, fruit-trees, berries and herbs.

  • Knitting while listening to an audiobook.

  • Reading.

  • I altogether try to recycle things and buy as little plastic stuff as possible.

Favorite Books

I'm a passionate reader and like to read everywhere and all the time. My all-time favorites are: "The Farm" by Grisham "Owen Meany" by Irving "The Remains of the Day" by Ishiguro, The "Fandorin-series" by Akunin, poetry by Pessoa and thrillers. I don't really like "chick-lit", science-fiction, fantasy though I recently read books about vampires and aliens by Matt Haig and loved them. I love to read about women living for their own in the wild, or starting a new life f.ex. "Eine Hütte für mich allein" by Joan Barfoot, "The Wall" by Marlen Haushofer, "Die Lebenden und die Toten von Winsford" by Hakan Nesser. So if you come around something like that, please tell me the title. And lately I loved to read books about journeys and trips, f.ex. "Picknick mit Bären" by Bill Bryson.


I've been collecting postcards since I've been a child. On rainy sunday-afternoons I love to look them all up, read a little what is written on them...- I especially like postcards with: - paintings of local or not so famous artists, - dogs, - birds, - bridges, - ruins, - castles, - ships, - islands, - romantic landscapes, - vintage postcards.

What else?

What I'd especially like to get:

  • something special or unique from your country,

  • objects with birds, dogs, trees, mushroom, roses or fruit on them,

  • scraps of wool (pure wool or cotton, even tiny scraps) for my various knitting projects

  • tea (any spice. But if you happen to have mint-chocolate or black currant flavor, that would be especially great, they don't have this spice in Germany),

  • vegetarian recipes from your country - especially baking recipes,

  • tote bags including those with advertisement,

  • socks (Size European 39-42, thats's M to L),

  • objects made of these small glass beads,

  • books (especially novels, see above, also used ones) written in German, English, French or Portuguese,

Favorite flowers: roses, peonies, wildflowers

Favorite colors: red and green

Favorite countries to go to on holidays: Portugal! France, Italy. I'm sure there are very beautiful places everywhere else, I just never had the opportunity to travel much.

What I don't like so much:

  • granny-like stuff (though I am a granny)

  • bones and skulls

  • hearts and other lovey-dovey stuff

  • Hello Kitty, Disney, Diddl

  • ScienceFiction

  • I like candles but not scented candles


Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die tolle Karte!
ihni rated for A cozy winter night in - Europe on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, Elisabeth, thank you so much for the lovely package! I was so happy to receive it, all of it, and I was overjoyed by the Ovomaltine! Thank you, you made my day! :D
Comment: Just wow, wow, wow...what a lovely & diversified swap, as usual - very thoughtful items incl. one of my favourite books chosen - thanks a bunch dear! Happy 2017 ❤
RNRISLOVE rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard from Frieburg. Really unique
Lazycrochet rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 18, 2016
Kaijuclasspoint5 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 14, 2016
BasketWorks15 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 11, 2016
bluesky rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 10, 2016
Comment: Interessante Karte danke :) aufgewachsen im Sueden, die letzten Jahre in FFM gelebt.
Trillium4283 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 8, 2016
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you very much!
Corazon rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you Elisabeth! I love the wonderful postcard from Freiburg im Breisau!
starmccoy rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 7, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I visited Germany when I was in high school, I've always wanted to return. Best to you!
widelo123 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 6, 2016
Comment: Elisabeth, thank you for the postcard of Germany. Spring has finally come here also. Shirley
Amy7783 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 3, 2016
Comment: Vielen Dank für die Postkarte :-)
Moonlight1978 rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 1, 2016
Comment: Vielen Dank für die tolle Karte aus Freiburg, es ist meine erste von dort. :)
DoriZan rated for Germany meets America... #5 on Apr 1, 2016
Comment: Danke für die schöne Karte aus Freiburg. Na du wohnst ja idylisch. Schönen Gruß von der Küste.
Comment: ♥ Liebe Elisabeth! ♥ 1000x d a n k e für den tollen, österlichen Buchswap, perfekte Wahl, und süssen Kleinigkeiten! Uns Beiden ganz viel Lesespass & ich freute mich!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely book, Elisabeth! And how sweet of you including a chocolate, I loooove chocolate!
Comment: Dankeschön!! :D Ich hoffe du hattest schöne Feiertage ♥
dreamlady66 rated for Elisabeth & Christine on Dec 16, 2015
Comment: Hallo Liebes! Just wow, wow, wow...denn, heute traf bereits Dein Buchpaket ein, freute mich wirklich sehr - werde es aber erst zu Weihnachten öffnen...frohe & erholsame Feiertage & nochmals d a n k e für diesen Privattausch!
theduckling rated for Adventskalender 2015 on Nov 21, 2015
Comment: Ich habe mich bisher sehr über deine Päckchen gefreut!

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dreamlady66 on Mar 18, 2016:

Hallo Elisabeth, welch genialer Tag & frühlingshaftes Wetter :) Dir alles Liebe & Gute zum heutigen Geburtstag - ich hoffe, Du feierst schön...& packst ganz viele Geschenke aus! Beste Grüße in den tollen Breisgau, Christine ♥

AEK7300 on Apr 9, 2015:

Welcome to Bird Lovers Group - BLoG!

HelloCindi on Jul 28, 2014:

I received my Traveling Postcard in the mail today! I just want to say THANK YOU for signing & passing along my postcard! ♥

Johkup on Apr 28, 2014:

Vielen Danke. I got your postcard today :)

Artistic on Apr 22, 2014:

Ooh, I had no idea Brunetti films existed! I'll see if I can find any of them here. Thanks for the heads up!

mariadastrouxas on Dec 30, 2013:

Hello Elisabeth Neuhauser. I got you postcard today! Thank you :)



Fever on Dec 27, 2013:

Hei liebe Elisabeth,

frohen Jahreswechsel dir!

Kann ich dich vielleicht für die dritte Runde von Books for Book Lovers begeistern? Es sind einige wirklich spannende Swapper dabei und ich glaube, diese Runde wird zwar klein aber wirklich gut. :) Würde mich freuen, wenn du Lust hast!

Books for Book Lovers #3

Beste Grüße


user2637 on Oct 14, 2013:

FYI - @Ellen123 is back active and hosting swaps, and owes you a swap from 2012.

kats on Jul 29, 2013:

You're very welcome Elisabeth. I know what it's like to be flaked on and didn't want it to happen to you in a swap I hosted! I'm still waiting on my partner's shirt as the first one didn't meet swap requirements, sigh!

kerrydwynn on Jun 28, 2013:

Hello dear Elisabeth!!! I am away on a short vacation to the USA and sent a letter to you last week -- I hope it finds you well~ xxx

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