Sunday, October 25, 2009

Penpal of the Week #20

Everyone, meet Rebecca from Germany!

1. Please tell us about you!

Hello all! My name is Rebecca, I am 27 (soon 28) years old and live in Germany, near Hannover. Live here with my boyfriend and our two guinea pigs in a flat with garden. My bf and I are a couple since 1998, a looong time and I am so happy to have him by my side!

My boyfriend and I.

My parents and their dog P├ępe live near to me... Also my younger sister Johanna.

I work as an kindergartenteacher in a kindergarten. In "my" group are 25 children between three and six and no day is like the other. I think we have lots of fun together, but sometimes the work can be really hard... Not only some kids are strange... Some parents, too ;-) But it's the job I want to do!

In my free time I love reading. I am a big bookworm and read always when I have time! Read all kinds of books, but my fave ones are thriller and dark fantasy!

Music is important too. I like listening to her, love to visit concerts and I sing in a choir!

Also I love penpalling, meeting friends, baking/cooking, a bit sports, movies/cinema, surfing in the Internet, boardgames, eating out...

2. Describe your personality in 10 words!

Ok, me in 10 words... I give my best...

First of all I am authentic! I am always there for the people who need me! I am honest! I can't lie, I am in my feelings like an open book. Good friends can often see how I feel. That's sometimes good... Sometimes not really *lol*

My best friend and I on her wedding.

Also I think I am a good listener, am openminded and I am an optimistic person... Most of the time!

On the other side I can be very stubborn, a bit bossy and too afraid sometimes! Also I make me too many thoughts about everything!

3. How long have you been penpalling? How did you first start? Tell us about your first penpal!

I started penpalling when I was 13/14 years old. I was a big Kelly Family Fan at this time and I was searching for other fans. And since that I always wrote letters. But I haven't a penpal from this time. Most of these girls stopped writing, when their fantime was over! It's a pity!

4. How many penpals do you have now and where are they from?

Now I have 19 penpals from all over the world. Some come from Germany and the rest from the whole world! And I am really happy to have them near me in my life! My oldest penpal I have since 1998 and the newest one from September this year :-)

Some letters I got from penpals.

5. What are your favorite topics to discuss in letters?

Oh I think about anything and everything what is important in life. My penpals can talk about everything with me and I do the same! I am an open person and very talkative! So we can write about funny things, sad things, about family and friends, pets, books, movies, music, hobbies... All things that come to mind!

Most of my books.

6. What are you looking for in a penpal?

I am looking for a good and true friend, hopefully for the whole life! I don't like penpals who write only one or two letters and then stop! That isn't a penpal for me! I mean, sometimes it can be that you are not the right person, but then you can write a short message and explain the thing! So no one must wait for letters that never come! And it's fair I think!

Also for me it's very important to write regularly, hopefully one time per month. Cause I think only when you write regularly you can build a friendship... Not when you only get three letters in a year! Sometimes it can be that you haven't the time for letters, but then you can write a short email, postcard... That the other person knows that you are thinking of her!

Medium to long letters are wonderful... (No short ones... so then you can write postcards :-), with questions and where I can see that the other is interested in me!

Oh and I love it to send little things from time to time... Teabags, chocolate, stickersheets, sweets... It's great to make a joy :-)

Some of my stickersheets... I collect them.

7. What do you like the most about penpalling?

Huuuu, when you go to the letterbox and there is a letter for YOU! That is a fantastic thing and it really makes my day! It's wonderful, when you know someone takes the time for YOU and writes you a letter!

8. In what language(s) do you correspond?

I can write in German and in English. My English isn't so good, but I always give my best! And I think with every letter I read and every letter I write I learn more! I think my English letters are not so long like my German ones, cause sometimes I am not sure how I can tell things! But I try it hard!

9. What are some of your habits in regards to letter writing?

Most of my letters I write at my desk, but also when I sit on the couch in our living room!

I love it to use stickers or stamps, colourful pens, I like to decorate the envelopes, too!

Usually I need one or two weeks to reply my letters... Seldom longer!

Oh and I always handwrite letters, cause I really like it.

My desk.

10. Has anything strange/funny ever happened to you since you've been penpalling?

Mhmm, yes :-) I met my boyfriend through penpalling! I searched for a penpal, he wrote me and after some time we met and fell in love... And we are still happy together :-)

But strange things... Not in the last time!

11. Have you met any of your penpals?

Yes, in May I met a penpal from Germany and I must say that we had a great time together! We talked about everything!

I never met a penpal from another country... But I hope one day!

Our guinea pigs.

12. Are you currently looking for more penpals?

Not necessarily, BUT when you think we can "click" and have a good feeling with us I am really happy about a message from you. :-)

Feel free to email me ( or write me a message on my Interpal-profile.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Thank you, Rebecca!

If anyone is interested in being Penpal of the Week, as usual, just let me know! :)

Julie xox


  1. aww I absolutely love the piggies, the black and brown one looks like my Connor, except for the fact that it's shaggy.
    It's amazing that she's got a pen pal for over 10 years, I started 4 years ago and there are only 3 of my first ones left who still write... that's so sad

  2. I am one!! Ah ah ah I would tell the same, my oldest pals are from 4-5 years ago, and I'm sure that I'll keep writing to them for long years, maybe forever, and even I guess I have some more recent who are for the rest of my life too.

    I liked very much this interview (yes I always like), but I like long letters too, and even the long relationship Rebecca inspire me.

    Well done ^^

  3. hehe yes Joana, I really hope that we'll still be writing letters at the age of 80 ;)

  4. Rebecca is just wonderful and so, so sweet. I am one of her newer penpals and I love this girl already. :D She's most definitely one of the sweetest girls I've ever met!


  5. All greetings. Sorry for the blatant intrusion on your blog. All very nice and fresh. Cool pigs. Sad theme for young girls. Julia, you have a very good and also hard work. I wish you success in work and in life. While