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Last Online: December 5, 2018
Birthday: June 29, 1973
Country: Germany
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About Me

I live in southern Germany, but used to live in the UK for many years. I love to travel, especially in the United States. I'm passionate about books, languages, music, movies and animals.

I like things that are typical for my swap partner's region - and I love anything sparkly and glittery and stuff that glows in the dark ^_^

A few random things I love: The letter C and anything with my name on it, ribbons, lipgloss, my guinea pigs, the smell of lavender, Dorothy Parker, Sanrio and kawaii (especially pigs, owls and hedgehogs), linguistics, Ikea, lists, Miffy, charity shops/thrift stores, scented candles, fabric, Louisiana ♥, bath items in travel sizes, watermelons, bargain hunting, b/w photography, tiny stickers and sticker flakes, freebie samples, Edward Gorey, vinyl records, Doraemon, banana ice cream, the Pre-Raphaelites, getting to know other people's taste in music (in other words mix CDs/tapes), medieval art, Mary-Janes, roadtrips, deco tape and other stationery, my freckles.
My favourite colours are all the muted, dark tones. I love dark red (burgundy, aubergine, whatever you want to call it), dark green and dark blue. I also like orange and brown.
On my last vacation I decided to collect US quarters with those states that I have visited. I have finally got all 21 state quarters thanks to the wonderful joppagirl ^_^

A list of things I dislike: clowns, coffee, neon and pastel colours, orange & lemon peel, Diddl, black & white nail varnish (almost any other colour is fine!), wintergreen flavour, happy-clappy Christianity, black licorice, boiled cabbage. And Blythe dolls freak me out @_

Favorite Music

I love making mix tapes & CDs.
My favourite album is Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys and my favourite piece of music is Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Favorite Books

As I said, my other passion in life are books (comes from being a librarian, I guess). I collect different editions of Le Petit Prince. So far I have the book in French, German, English, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Czech, Armenian, Georgian, Polish, Dutch, Thai, Chinese, Khmer, Spanish and Swabian (the dialect spoken locally).
Amongst my favourite authors are Patricia Cornwell, Carl Hiaasen, Bill Bryson, Meg Cabot, T.C. Boyle, Wendy Holden and Marian Keyes.
I also love languages - apart from German and English, I also speak French, Italian, Japanese and took Latin for 6 years in school. I'd love to learn Russian next. Or Portuguese. Or Hebrew.

Favorite Television

Grey's Anatomy, Men in Trees, As Time Goes By, Frasier, Golden Girls, The Closer, CSI:Horatio ^_^

Favorite Movies

Bringing up baby, Pixar, Marx Brothers, Ghibli

Favorite Crafts

So many ideas, so little time... sigh My favourite craft is cross-stitch. I prefer American designs (nothing too patriotic, please). I like Joan Elliott, TPS, Jeremiah Junction, L*K, Bent Creek, Margaret Sherry and other similar designers. I have a thing for Noah's Arks and love varigated and hand-dyed threads and fabrics of all colours (both Aida and evenweave).
I also dabble in paper crafts every now and then. I have been making my own envelopes for almost 20 years.
For my birthday in 2006 I got a sewing machine but only plucked up the courage last year to use it - and I adore it!!! Next on my list are bags and cushions.
Does photography count as 'craft' as well? In the last 2 years rediscovered photography, first with an analogue SLR, now with a DSLR. You can probably find me more often on Flickr than on here ^_^;

Favourite Food

Despite I don't really eat spicy food, (moderate) Chili con Carne is my favourite comfort food.
When a restaurant has something with aubergine (that's eggplant) in it, I'll order it. No need to read the menu any further. Yum!
I love seafood and I love fruit, my favourites are cherries, melons, lemons, bananas, apricots, apples and any type of berries. I also like nuts, especially almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, cashew nuts and coconuts. And anything with sesame (does that count as a nut?).
I love to cook and to bake, my favourites are roast vegetables, desserts & cakes.
NB: I am lactose-intolerant, only mildly at the moment, so I can eat chocolate again, YAY!!!

Favourite Animals

Orcas, panda bears & penguins - I've got a thing for black/white animals ^^;
Actually, I love most animals. As long as they haven't got more than four legs. My favourites are otters, birds/parrots (especially keas), primates, marine mammals and dogs. Although I am neither a dog nor a cat person, I love both.
And of course I love my two adorable guinea pigs to bits, squeeeee ^_^

Waitin' for a Ratin'

Stuff I'm still waiting for


cbr rated for All About You 35+ on May 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter.
Kokonino rated for All About You 35+ on Apr 28, 2010
Comment: The magazine-page envie was a fun accent. You have beautiful handwriting, too!
sunnyblueskies rated for chirp chirp birdies! on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet little cross stitched name plaque!! It brightened up my mailbox today--the package even had an airmail sticker on it after all :) Soon it will be hanging in my craft area!
Response: Whoops, I'm obviously more forgetful that I thought. I'm glad you liked what I sent you. I'm looking forward to more birdy swaps in the future :-)
CraftyLala rated for All About You 35+ on Apr 26, 2010
Comment: I loved the envelope! Did you make it yourself?
wolfeagle rated for All About You 35+ on Apr 19, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing about yourself.
unska rated for intro letter and a profile surprise on Mar 23, 2010
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome letter and cover albums, i found many new songs i liked on those!
NeedleNinja rated for A1 RollCall Postcard Swap on Mar 18, 2010
Comment: What a cute postcard! Thanks for the nice note. :)
pitanga rated for cross stitch magazines on Mar 15, 2010
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely package
Response: Wow, that was quick - I posted it last Friday (March 12) O_O
emsan rated for Private swap - emsan & keroleen73 on Mar 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap! Everything was very thoughtful and nice. :)
TryshaH81 rated for Filled Journal Swap on Dec 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Comment: my apologies for the late rating dear! this was an awesome package! thanks again for all the wonderful goodies!! *hugs*
Hell0Z0mbie rated for I Love the Nineties on Jun 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks!
maren rated for Sad Songs Swap on May 27, 2009
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank :-) Übrigens habe ich auch lange Zeit in Reutlingen gewohnt und hin und wieder bin ich auch mal dort unterwegs. Herzliche Grüße, Christine
Comment: Thanks so much for the great cd! And really cool envelope! I am glad your surgery went well <3 :)
ccap rated for Angel swap between keroleen73 and ccap on Mar 31, 2009
Comment: I would double heart you if I could! Wow. What a wonderful package! I have 2 road trips coming up in the next 2 weeks (one of more than 12 hours - one way) so I am tickled to have some new music for a listen. If you ever want to do another private swap I am game.
anorangegal rated for It's All About The Lyrics on Mar 29, 2009
Comment: I totally understand and throughly enjoyed the CD.. Hope your in better health now hon..
Dee rated for A1 - Scavenger Hunt on Mar 24, 2009
Comment: After a very hectic day at work, your package was a lovely surprise to come home to!! Thank you so much for everything, you really put a lot of thought into it! Hope you are feeling better real soon, thanks again!
Minizauber rated for "Ich empfehle Dir..."-Postkarten on Mar 10, 2009
Comment: Vielen Dank für die Empfehlung. Ich werde sie beherzigen :-)
babyamy rated for "Ich empfehle Dir..."-Postkarten on Mar 9, 2009
Comment: Danke für deine Tipps, die Gruppe hatte ich irgendwie schon gefunden und die Bücher hören interessant an.

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Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

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Happy Halloween!

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Happy 4th Of July!

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Happy Easter!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

SerenaKiti on Feb 14, 2011:


Happy Valentine's Day!

SerenaKiti on Dec 30, 2010:


Happy New Year!

orit on Dec 24, 2010:

Thank you for all of the profile surprises you sent me!! You're awesome :)

And merry Christmas!

emsan on Dec 11, 2010:

Thank you so much for the RAK package you sent me! The baby shirt from london is really cool. :)

orit on Dec 3, 2010:

Thank you for your Hannuka wishes!

Whatever you send me will be fine - I'm sure of that. And I'm hoping you are feeling better!!

About the fire: I am okay. But the fire is a disaster the scale of which has never been seen in this country. I am praying it will end soon with no more victims.

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