Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 11:43 am


Date Joined: June 18, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: May 25
Country: Germany
mail restrictions in Germany due to COVID19

About Me

I won't host any swaps in December and January due to the mailing issus around Christmas. I'll continue my series in February.

In July I visited my family for the second time this year as my brother married on July 3. It was the first time after COVID19 started that I travelled by ICE and it was a little bit strange to wear a face mask for 5 hours.

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

🌷 blank halloween (post)cards (private swaps welcome)
🌷 anything halloween (stickers, washi tape, die cuts, sicky notes, ...)
🌷 coloured envelopes, lettersets
🌷 handmade envelopes
🌷 stickers (no childish, no reward, not too much glitter, love those with metallic-look)
🌷 gel pens (love metallic coloured ones)
🌷 seeds that I can use on my balcony
🌷 thinlits fo my Sizzix (maybe you have some you don't need anymore)
🌷 journal cards
🌷 candles, tealights esp. in colors turquoise, teal, brown or beige
🌷 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 esp. snow leopard, meerkat, squirrel, koala, beaver, otter
🌷 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 (all year)
🌷 Christmas cards in December (no 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, plain green 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 (Buddhism is ok)
  • reward stickers, childish stickers, alphabetic stickers
  • paper scraps
  • bookmarks
  • jewellery
  • anything related to weapons (I recently got some stickers with firearms. I mean, really? I'm not into weapons and I won't forward anything related to weapons, I threw it away.)

⚫ 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 . @jillybeanie . @kazthegoose . @lacleiwright . @ljm2g15 . @luluwonders -> ratings . @manoo -> ratings . @marksdmf . @mystical2018 . @MrsGaby11 -> ratings . @paperchase . @Persnarkety . @Phyllis123 . @Pinkpolarbear . @rockymountaingirl . @samanthab . @sarahjp -> ratings . @shianre . @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 Andrea, I found some nice goodies in my mailbox today from you. All in the shade of orange πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Andrea thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. Switzerland is a beautiful place! I was just saying to my husband that we should move there!!
Mekenzie rated for PIE: Themed swap - Flowers on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Dear Andrea, I'm so glad the postcard arrived in my mailbox. Thank you very much and I wish you beautiful days and good luck and wonderful postcards in your mailbox. Have a nice day. β™₯
Comment: Thank you so much fr the card!
Comment: Thank you for the bright, sunshiney envie Andrea! Everything is so pretty. Those duckling stickers are SO adorable! Thank you!
Rapsy rated for Profile based PC - private on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much, I loved it! It put a smile on my face when I opened my mailbox after a long day and saw it :)
Comment: Love the card. I collect postcards and I don't have one from there.
Comment: We have been between 35-40 degrees this week too,and I hate it. I much prefer the fall weather. Hope you are cooling down.
Comment: Thank you so much. Mail from you is always awesome
Comment: Hi Andrea, Thanks for the great selection of PCs. I also really enjoyed the lovely envelope w/ coordinated shiny washi tape. And a hundred hearts for you for the alphabet stickers! I love them. Take care ;)
Comment: Loved this cat PC, and so did my boys, they thought the falling cat was so funny.
ymasophie rated for CPG Aug 2020 SC PC - Global on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lavender postcard! I love your flower stamps, it is so sweet :)
Comment: Thank you! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful purple goodies. It was a fun mix of notecards , sticky notes & paper. I especially liked the circle & heart cut outs.
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap!! How was your IKEA run?? I'm not allowed in there unescorted, lol!!
Response: I'm always surprised what "I don't need anything" costs...
Comment: Thanks for the great PC! It's been very hot here in NC as well with thundershowers every evening. At least we don't need to water the lawn and plants:)
LiliLuv rated for SIE: Christmas in August πŸŽ„ on Aug 19, 2020
Comment: Vielen Dank fΓΌr die wunderschΓΆne Weihnachtskarte! πŸ˜„ Hast du dich an das Pflaumeneis getraut? Ich wΓΌnsche dir noch eine gute Woche und hoffentlich bald kΓΌhlere Sommertage! β˜€οΈ
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card! Stay safe!

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LadyJo on Sep 23, 2020:

Oh my goodness, love all the sunflowers you sent me! I love the note card you wrote in as well! Thank you for the CPG September wishes! Happy Fall!

Sternenfee on Sep 18, 2020:

Wow...du musstest mich mal wieder richtig verwâhnen, oder? Danke, danke danke für den Kalender und die Karten (CPG Wish). Hast mir echt ne große Freude gemacht.

simcoe54 on Sep 18, 2020:

CPG: September Wishes -- Thanks for sharing your postage stamps with me again! I always love receiving them.

ayahsantos on Sep 3, 2020:

Thank you for being a swap angel NOT my country touristy postcard 🌎 June 2020. Take Care always!

miyi on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for the colouring postcards for my CPG Aug wishlist, they are in a style quite different from the cards I already have! And thanks for using many stamps on the envelope, my favourite is the geometric design!

Mekenzie on Aug 28, 2020:

Hi Andrea thank you for being a swap angel 🌹 Getting started postcard swap # 37🌹 Have a nice day.

weatherwax on Aug 28, 2020:

Danke Andrea für ein wunderbares Kuvert voller herrlicher Schreibwaren! Du hast mit den Aufklebern genau meinen Geschmack getroffen :) :) Ich hoff, es geht Dir gut und Du kannst das kommende Wochenende etwas genießen! Liebe Grüße :)

simcoe54 on Aug 23, 2020:

CPG: August Wishes -- Thanks so much for another month of wishes. I love these postage stamps and can't wait to sort them. Thanks for thinking of me this month.

anicka22 on Aug 16, 2020:

Thank you soooo much for the amazing birthday wishes. Love all the clear stamps.

simcoe54 on Aug 15, 2020:

CPG: July Wishes -- I absolutely love the postage stamps. Thanks for sharing and for thinking of me.

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