Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 3:59 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2020
Last Online: February 26, 2021
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. :-)


RachelM rated for ESO Beautiful Tea Gift For You on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for you tea package!! It's beautiful. I really enjoyed this swap, such fun!! Hugs 🥰🥰
Comment: Great list. so far I have only done Berlin and Sarrebuck in Germany. we think to do Munich and Bavaria when all this is over.
Eel9585 rated for ESO Creative Me on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap, I especially love the drawing from ice age
KSENiA rated for Top Books on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Comment: Ahhh what a beautiful letter!! This was such a neat swap. I loved reading your answers. I had never heard of the site that created questions for you. Thanks for taking the time to make something so special!!
FairyLady rated for Top Books on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: The 'Zeit'-series sounds interesting. I'm studying German now, so maybe I'll be able to understand it, if it's not too hard. ^_^ Great list, thanks for sharing.
CraftyShana76 rated for Top Books on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Always looking for new reads. TYVM for sharing!!!
Petaltea rated for Top Books on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: I loved your list. It’s even better when you can dig into a series. Harry Potter is fantastic and I often wonder if there will ever be anything like it ever again. Take care!
KSENiA rated for Top 10 travel on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Your list left me speechless, I want to visit those places too mow. Especially the caves in New Zealand.
FairyLady rated for Top 10 travel on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Wow, you really put some work into this swap. :o Great list. I would also love to visit Iceland and Japan one day. ^_^ Thanks for sharing.
ashanti2106 rated for ESO Beautiful Tea Gift For You on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap!! I'm excited to try the teas.
kammy rated for Top 10 travel on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Great list. these are really great choices. In Greece, I recommend the island of Tinos. It's a French actor who spoke about it in an interview and it's really beautiful, it's in my list. Afterwards I think that without having the same city too much, we will have almost the same countries. but I love your presentation template
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely notecard and for the songs suggestions!
RachelM rated for ESO My Home - Envelope Flipbook on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Wow, Stachel!! What an amazing flipbook. I loved everything, all your little explanations about the different seasons and little pieces of your home decor...and what a cute little man you have!!!😍 Thank you for inviting me into your home. Big hugs🥰🥰🥰
Comment: Thank you for this scrapbook papet (sorry for the delay but I couldn't find the swap on my list, a little archiving and it's good 🤣🤣🤣)
kammy rated for ESO From My Country on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: thank you for the contents of this package. my husband loves German food and especially appetizer bread. you have also enlarged our salt collection in the kitchen. it's really nice this mix of countries.
Comment: What a lovely envelope and card! Thanks for sharing your favourite movies, and happy swapping!
agneslyra rated for ESO: My Life After COVID! on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Great to hear about your plans after Covid and really glad you are well :) I went to the beach today here in Valencia and thought of you, hope you can take your son and Sashi to see the sea soon! Thank you =)
Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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Caithness on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you so much for the delightful envelope of goodies that arrived through my letterbox. Everything was just perfect. Cheers Julie-Ann

efjellro on Jan 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes! <3 Elisabeth

Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Take care! and thank you for all that you do! Wishing you a wonderful 2021!

RachelM on Dec 4, 2020:

Santa's coming!!❄️🎅⛄🤶❤️

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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