Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 4:45 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2015
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: May 25
Country: Germany
mail restrictions in Germany due to COVID19

About Me

And on May 5 again on sick leave, this time a grumbling appendix. Looks like I'll have a great 2020...

Back to work since April 6, but still have a cough.

Second week on sick leave as I got temperature on March 26 and felt very miserable on March 28. My legs felt like jello and I stayed in bed almost all day.

Since March 23 I'm on sick leave. I have a cold. At least I think it's just a cold, but who knows. Doctor told me not to visit the doctor's office. Stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing. Body temperature normal (36,5 Β°C). No limb pain. I got a flu shot in October, so it won't be the flu.

As of March 22 further restrictions have been proclaimed but no ban on going out so far.

Due to the partial shutdown in Germany starting tomorrow, March 17, I dropped from most swaps where partners haven't been assigned yet. I'll also stop hosting swaps in March or April.

My grandpa passed away on Jan 11 at the age of 93. He was in a retirement home for almost a year. My mum and my aunt visited him daily since the beginning of December as he wasn't doing well. They also spent several hours on Jan 11 with him so he wasn't alone. As I live 450 km away from them I couldn't visit him that often but was there on Christmas.

Working full-time and doing distance learning for my Master's degree, so not much time for swapping these days. This is why I mainly do postcard swaps now as you don't need so much time for these. My last test was on Nov 15 - at least I hope it was the last. So now I need a theme for my Master's thesis and plan to begin with it in February 2020.

πŸ’š Goodies πŸ’š

🌷 looking for blank halloween (post)cards (private swaps welcome)
🌷 anything halloween (stickers, washi tape, die cuts, ...)
🌷 coloured envelopes, lettersets
🌷 stickers
🌷 gel pens (metallic coloured)
🌷 seeds that I can use on my balcony
🌷 thinlits fo my Sizzix
🌷 journal cards
🌷 candles, tealights esp. in colors white, turquoise, teal, brown, beige or curry
🌷 anything by Leonardo esp. in colors white, turquoise, teal, brown, beige or curry
🌷 anything from the Pink Grapefruit series by The BodyShop

my favourite colours: turquoise, teal, brown, beige, curry, bright yellow, bright orange, blue, green

πŸ’™ Postcards πŸ’™

🌷 dog, Mongolian gerbil, Dzhungarian dwarf hamster, big cat, meerkat, squirrel, koala
🌷 cityview postcards esp. singleview with the name of the city on the front side
🌷 from Germany (and the Netherlands): Chronikkarten
🌷 anything italian (cities, landscapes, food, ...)
🌷 tulip, gerbera, amaryllis, crocus, daffodil, lavender
🌷 flower fields
🌷 big leaf trees, pines
🌷 sunset, sunrise, dusk, dawn, full moon
🌷 books
🌷 anything snail mail (post box, postal worker, letter,postcard, stamp, ...)
🌷 birthday cards in May
🌷 Halloween cards in September and October
🌷 Christmas cards in December (not too religious please!)

🚫 no religious cards
🚫 no handmade cards
🚫 no ad cards

πŸ’š Tea πŸ’š

🌷 Likes: herbal & fruit infusions (love passionfruit), rooibos tea

Always looking for these teas as I couldn't find them here yet:
English Tea Shop: Chocolate Super Berry Burst
Greenfield: Summer Bouquet or Tropical Sunset

🚫 Dislikes: plain and flavoured black tea, chai, chili, pepper, lemon

🚫 Please don't send 🚫

  • anime & manga related items
  • Hello Kitty, Kawaii
  • angels, fairies, elves, unicorns
  • Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
  • anything religious
  • reward stickers, childish stickers, alphabetic stickers
  • paper scraps
  • bookmarks
  • sticky notes
  • jewellery

⚫ Black list ⚫

Flakers (flaked on me)

@akichanjapan -> ratings (angeled by @nibiru ) . @GKatyG (angeled by @angeliclizard ) . @gudiamommy . @Henny1977 . @krissyhead1990 . @ragingrainbow -> ratings . @wittlecat

Flakers (in swaps hosted by me)
angel-swaps have been sent

@93nha2603 . @ahren . @alyssaconvirse . @amaliabagas . @andreab18 . @aurum7 . @bambi1005 . @bridgecitytreasures . @btslover123 . @captshar1885 . @catlady100 -> ratings . @celticbrewer . @Danij . @ericaem90 . @gelfling . @groes . @hangsomejoy . @historygirl83 . @Jaredsgirl1970 . @JemmaJ . @jennyapples . @jezb750 . @lacleiwright . @ljm2g15 . @luluwonders -> ratings . @manoo -> ratings . @marksdmf . @mystical2018 . @MrsGaby11 -> ratings . @paperchase . @Phyllis123 . @Pinkpolarbear . @rockymountaingirl . @samanthab . @sarahjp -> ratings . @viviened -> ratings . @Xtina4always

not yet angeled:


@PolyachenkoAA for not-so-QUICK 50 stamps x5 swap #208
@PolyachenkoAA for Postage Stamp Swap 50 X5
@yav14 for My playlist in July 2015
@misnail for Four teas in an envelope
@Sweettea for 4 teas in April - newbie friendly
@gish08 for PC From Your Country #3 re-sent Nov 16, 2016
@gish08 for Where You Live (PC) - September
@alexandra7 for NOT my country touristy PC Jan17, re-sent Mar 27, 2017
@daarhon for Hello Summer!
@Melpapercraft for Where You Live (PC) - October 2017
@uhohbabyos for City / Town / Village with W R2
@goldfinchmeadowlark for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap
@catandacecreations for Getting started tea swap - newbie friendly
@ahren for Getting started postcard swap #9 - newbie friendly
@Xtina4always for Getting started postcard swap #13 x2

Other reasons

@CroLaneyL -> I don't need people insulting me in swaps
@matt319 -> so many things to say, so little time


Comment: Thank you for the cute squirrel PC!
Comment: Hallo & danke fΓΌr die schΓΆne PK aus L.A. - sehr stimmungsvoll!
Comment: Your postcard came! Thank you for such a pretty butterfly card. I also loved seeing the Peanuts stamp. My husband is also working from home a few days a week. It's been nice to see him more. My yard is looking better than it ever has with him less stressed and able to help.
Response: Glad it arrived, I already thought it got lost.
Lucrezia rated for SIE: just a greeting card 🌷 on May 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. I really love your card and postcard. And the sheep washi is so cute! Thaks for hosting the swap.
Ninna rated for SIE: just a greeting card 🌷 on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice mail! Hoping that you are having a nice day today :)
Comment: I can't believe your card arrived so quickly all the way from Germany! My husband and I spent a week in Paris a few years ago and I agree with you; it's a dirty city. London and New York are much cleaner and nicer!
Gnoe rated for SIE: just a greeting card 🌷 on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your happy spring notecard AND the extra, awwwwwesome donkey card!!! It sounds like you'll get through any lockdown just fine doing what you love ;-) Take care!
efjellro rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌷 on May 12, 2020
Comment: Danke schΓΆn fur die Karte! Thank you for writing in German, I love it when people do that, it's a good way to learn more German words :) I'm better at understanding than to speak or write it myself. I actually received all three postcards for this swap today, what are the odds :)
Stargazer008 rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌷 on May 10, 2020
Comment: Vielen Dank fΓΌr Deine Karte. Und jetzt habe einen schicken Sonntag.
marianne81 rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌷 on May 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful butterfly. Here all primary schools are opening this monday and there is a plan to open up step by step more things. Almost all shops where allready open here.
Comment: I would love to travel to Bulgaria and see the country. The pictures on the PC made it seem interesting.
Comment: Thank you!! Happy Swapping to you!! x Gabi
Comment: Hello! Many thanks for the cute chick card. I hope you can see your parents soon. We are staying inside here too. Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Easter card! I hope all will soon be back to normal for all around the world. What a scary time. I am also calling my parents much more often than usual---they are both 79 and live a ways from me, and I also can't visit them. Thinking of you! Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you for the cute elephant PC! Here's hoping we figure out this COVID thing sooner rather than later - only so much staying at home I can take:)
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! You sent me one of my favorite sickers sheets!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard
Comment: Thank you Andrea for the beautiful PC view of Milan, Italy. Andrea, you are so fortunate to travel to see Milan, I imagine the views, the scenery, the perfect weather. I hope you will be able to travel to Italy again in future.
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard

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weatherwax on May 30, 2020:

CPG wishlist April: Danke liebe Andrea für diese wunderbare, großzügige und frâhliche Überraschung!!! Eine herrliche Vielfalt an Aufklebern :) Und ich freu mich riesig über die Pocket letter Folien!!! Hab ein feines Wochenende und Alles gute!!!

jeka396 on May 22, 2020:

Thanks so much for the CPG May wishlist envie of postcards and a notecard! I really love the embossed postcards!

simcoe54 on May 16, 2020:

CPG: May Wishes -- You've outdone yourself again with this envie of used postage stamps. Looking forward to adding them to my collection.

simcoe54 on Apr 30, 2020:

CPG: April Wishes
Thanks for the used postage stamps for April Wishes. CPG: Easter RAK
Thanks for the Easter greeting card and stamps.
Felt like I hit the jackpot when 2 envies with stamps arrived. Had fun going through them. Now to add them to my collection! Thanks again!!!!!

chimerix on Apr 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card filled with embellishment supplies! I love it all. Aloha

LadyJo on Apr 28, 2020:

Thank you for the Nice German Easter card and the great Lighthouse pc's you offered in a CPG Rak.

thatsmemyk on Apr 21, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card and 3D stickers for the CPG April wishes! Hope you're feeling much better!

katjl on Apr 20, 2020:

Thank you for the Easter Rak card. I love the postage stamps you sent and the tea. You’re so sweet. Hope you feeling better. Be safe.😊

Swan on Apr 18, 2020:

Thank you for the April CPG wishes. Die Schafkarte gefΓ€llt mir besonders gut, und auch die SchΓ€fchen um den Umschlag.

bluerose3 on Apr 16, 2020:

Thank you for the cards from the Easter RAK. :)

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