Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 3:34 am


Date Joined: August 13, 2020
Last Online: November 24, 2020
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. :-)


chendaleh rated for Recipe Scavenger Hunt on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great recipes,I'll try some of them
Cherylb rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you. And the quotes you sent will encourage me. These are quotes I don't have. Happy writing.
KSENiA rated for Top 10 Christmas Songs on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I liked Happy Christmas by John Lennon
reauk rated for JATWCT: Christmas Card.Teabag.Seeds on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks Anja For the lovely card and yea and seeds
Icrum rated for ES November Care Package on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Omg such a wonderful surprise! I loved it :3 Oddly November has been really sunny, but cold though... But i love cold :3 I loved everything! Thank you very much <3
Lubado rated for This is my Christmas on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: I was so immersed reading your wonderful letter <3 I got myself excited for your husband gift hahaha I really bet he will love it! Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with me :) And I'm going to treasure this lovely teas and make them on the 24th and 25th.
Response: Awww, thank you for this nice rating and the heart 🤗❤️ I'm so glad you enjoyed reading and I hope you like the tea and it will make your Christmas even better 🤗
Comment: Vielen Dank für das tolle Päckchen :) Ich hoffe du warst nicht enttäuscht, dass du mich noch einmal gezogen hast. Ich musste zumindeste sehr darüber lachen, als ich gesehen habe, dass du wieder mein Secret Santa warst :) Beste Grüße aus Wien!
Response: Hahaha, ja, ich hab auch gelacht 😅 Aber so brauchte ich nicht zu lange überlegen, was dir gefallen könnte, denn ich kannte ja bereits dein Profil 😅 Hat sich ein bisschen angefühlt, wie ein Geschenk für eine langjährige Brieffreundin fertigzumachen 😅Ich freue mich, dass es dir mal wieder gefallen hat. Danke für das Rating und das Herz ❤️
PrincessP rated for Tea Lovers Swap #7 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for the delicious teas and lovely letter describing them. I can't wait to enjoy the HeiBer Hugo one...I've never heard of that cocktail before :P Stay well x
Response: Young ladies here often drink Hugo. I don't drink any alcohol so I have never tasted it, but I certainly love the tea 🤗 I hope you do too 🤗 Thanks for the 5 and heart ❤️
Ikran3 rated for Private Swap: Big Tasty Europe on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for doing this swap with me and sending me some typical foods - unfortunately the Schwarzbrot was mouldy but you weren't to know that.
Response: Oh no! This is too bad! :( If in the future we are partners in a swap that is to be sent in a parcel again, I will send you some replacement for the Schwarzbrot. I hope it will be better then. But I am glad you liked what I sent to you :) Thanks for the 5 and heart :)
Artistic rated for The Preptober Countdown on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: So glad to have you in the group and embracing the NaNo spirit!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! <3 Yes, I feel very much at home with you all <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I loved Daniel Jackson in SG-1 too.
Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart ❤️ What about the links in this pdf? Did they open?
KSENiA rated for Top 10 Fictional Characters (movies) on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It is pity you send the swap ad PDF, which prevented me from watching the links you added...
Response: That's a shame! 😔 I didn't know there was a problem in watching the links in the PDF. No one has ever told me that. And you didn't either with the other swaps (top 10 tv series and top 10 songs of your country I think it have been). So could you open the links from my pdfs then? I could send it to you without any format in email text if you like, just the links and to which of the movies/tv series they are. Or, if you don't want me to, you could copy the link and paste it in your browser where the url goes. 🙃 Thank you anyway for the 5 and heart ❤️
Ashzaller rated for Top 10 Christmas Songs on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the list! Cant wait to listen to them :D
Response: Thank you so much for rating and heart. I hope you find some new favourites :)
misscorina rated for Top 10 Christmas Songs on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your top 10 songs, some are familiar and some were new. Well lots of new great songs to add to my Christmas playlist
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart :) I'm glad you liked my songs :)
Foxy rated for Top 10 Christmas Songs on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Hi Anja, vielen Dank für deine Liste! Ich kannte viele Songs schon und mag sie auch total gerne. Die letzten drei kannte ich gar nicht bzw. waren die Cover mir unbekannt. Am liebsten mochte ich das erste Lied. :-) Ich schreib die Titel absichtlich nicht, damit ich niemanden spoiler. :-D Tolle Liste! Pass auf dich auf und viele Grüße, Sylvie
Response: Vielen Dank für dein Rating und das Herz <3 Schön, dass es dir gefallen hat :) Viele liebe Grüße :)
PolarGlow rated for Top 10 Christmas Songs on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for email with nice songs! I like everything from there. I really like your swap format.
Response: Thank you very much for the 5 and heart! :) I'm glad you liked it and the swap :)
Comment: Loved the characters you’ve chosen. Great to see a fellow Harry Potter fan. I had Ron on my list but I do love Hermione and Sirius too! Some other characters are new to me, going to check them out really soon.
Response: Yay! Harry Potter is one of my absolute favourites <3 Thanks for the 5 and heart :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your top 10! Anne with an E was on my list as well! Most of the others are new to me, definitely going to check them out.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart :) I'm glad you liked it.
reauk rated for Private Swap: Christmas Food Swap on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap I’m sure we will enjoy everything Lovely and very sweet everything 😀
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart <3 Yes, I'm also sure we will :)
Comment: Great list, i like "stargate sg1" (jack oneil), "simpson" (bart), and "malcolm". I don't necessarily know or I haven't watched the other series.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart :) Yes, Jack is also very cool, but I'm not a fan of military people, so this is why he didn't make the list, haha :D Bart is my #2 in the Simpsons :)

Rating Overview

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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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