Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2021 4:40 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: September 6
Country: Germany
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IMPORTANT UPDATE (ONLY TEMPORARY): Due to a lot of snow in parts of Germany - and the fact that streets have not been cleared yet - there's a lot of mail in public German mailboxes that has not been collected within a couple of days. So all mail I sent out after Feb. 5, 2021 might get a postal stamp that's dated a few days later. (Today's Feb. 11 and I know for sure the mail I sent out last weekend is still waiting to get forwarded by the German postal service.) I apologize for this! Please be patient!

Hello world! Can't wait to get in touch with you!

Just some facts about me: I'm German and I live in the city of Muenster/Westphalia. I'm a Film Festival Director and work in other film and culture related fields too. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, travel the world, read, watch TV or movies and I love going to a Pub Quiz aka Trivia Night once a week. I even host one once a month.

Things that I'm into:

sports (in general). lighthouses. bridges. dogs. orcas. armadillos. squirrels. photography (especially b/w or sepia). old Hollywood movies (my favorite actor is James Stewart). celebrities in general. food and drinks. water (islands, oceans, beaches). books. writing. tasteful nude pictures of female bodies (especially b/w or sepia). everything hygge. petrol blue (as a color).

Things I don't like: clowns.

And most important: I will ALWAYS send. I have never and will never flake. If any item/package hasn't arrived please let me know and give me the chance to resend before rating. And please be patient... due to the Covid craziness it might take a tiny bit longer for stuff to arrive.

Languages: German and English. En ik kan een beetje Nederlands verstaan.

Favorite Music

Classic Rock, Grunge, Alternative, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal... and Country.

Favorite Books

So many books I could mention. Here's a list of authors I like: Stephen King, Justin Cronin, Matt Ruff, Toni Morrison, Joel Dicker, André Aciman, Armistead Maupin, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, Susanna Clarke, John Irving and so many more...

Favorite Movies

I've watched a fair amount of movies, professionally and in my free time. I love Old Hollywood movies like The Philadelphia Story - Now, Voyager - It Happend One Night - His Girl Friday - All That Heaven Allows, An Affair To Remember... But I'm also into movies like the Lord Of The Rings trilogy - American History X - Batman Begins - Star Wars - Call Me By Your Name - Winter's Bone - Drive - Dogville - Parasite - The Florida Project and many, many more. And here are some documentaries I really like... It Might Get Loud - The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing - The Booksellers - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's - I Am Not Your Negro - Senna - The Biggest Little Farm...

Favorite Television

True Blood, Friends, This Is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Dexter, Lost, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, The Affair, Californication, Game Of Thrones, Nashville, 2 Broke Girls, The L Word, Sherlock, Sons Of Anarchy, UnREAL and many more.

Favorite Food

I'm not into chocolate... what's wrong with me? But I do love marshmallows - the best ones I've tasted so far are Barú from Belgium (milk chocolate covered), The Mallows from Denmark (love their Summer Berry and Lemon flavors) and Smashmallow from the US (love their Cinnamon Churro and Toasted Vanilla).

Besides that I love veggies! And ice cream. And nuts.

I'm a big foodie, love to try new things.

I don't drink much tea but a friend of mine is desperately looking for "Stash Orange Spice Black Tea". It's her favorite and we can't get it in Germany. So if you happen to find that tea at your local supermarket you would make me - and her - super happy by sending it.

A to Z

A - Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Adventures, Armadillos, Autumn

B - Books, Barú (Marshmallows), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Blankets, Bridges, Band Aids (the fun ones with themes on them, we don't have those over here)

C - Country Music, Curaçao, Celebrities, Cherry Coke Zero, Christmas, Coconut, Cinnamon

D - Dogs, Design, Draco Malfoy

E - Equality, Envelopes

F - Friends (as in good personal friends), Friends (TV Series), Fridays, Face Masks

G - Gin, Grunge (Music & Style), (The) Grinch

H - Hygge, Hollywood

I - Ice Cream, Islands

J - Justin Cronin (author)

K - Ketchup, Kindness, Kisses, KUWTK (the Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, my favorite is Khloé)

L - Love, Lighthouses, Long Island Ice Tea, Lombok, LGBTQ+

M - Movies, Music, Magazines, Mauritius (île Maurice), Moomins

N - Novels, Notebooks, Noodles, Nerds, Notepaper, Nudity (tasteful), Norderney (German Island)

O- Oceans, Orcas

P - Puzzles, Pubs, Parcels, Peace, Photography, Postcards, Pokémon GO (my trainer code is 1872 8343 0230, so feel free to add me)

Q - Quiz Nights (Trivia Nights)

R - Reading, Rock Music, Rugby

S - Squirrels, Shakespeare, Starbucks, Stitch (as in Lilo & Stitch), Soccer (or Football as we call it), Socks (35-38)

T - Teal (as a color), Travelling

U - USA (not Trump and his judgements though)

V - Variety, Vegetables, Volunteering, Vanilla

W - Whales, Whisky

X - Xtras ;-)

Y - Yam Fries, Yankees (as in New York Yankees)

Z - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

About scents...

I happen to have an overly sensitive nose and a lot of scents give me a headache, no clue why!

So I prefer not to receive anything with a strong "perfumed" smell.

Favorite Crafts

I like making envelopes out of old coffee table books or maps.

I don't do much other crafting.


I prefer quality over quantity.


Akanksha23 rated for CPG Santa Card - Global on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: I received your wonderful envelop! Can’t believe it travelled for so many days and am so glad it finally made it to my mail box! Loved everything you sent me!
Comment: Thank you!
Ladyadybug rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful happy mail - it was fun to open all the envelopes filled with goodies! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap! I love the zoo card! I also love the stamps you used!
Comment: Talk about sloowww mail! I just received this swap today! It's so funny when I opened up your mail, I had recently purchased some Luxeblock pads from Etsy and you just so happened to but some samples from that book in this happy mail. I love these cookbook handmade envelopes you sent and these pretty foiled cardstock. Again, I'm so sorry if a resend was sent for this swap. I really appreciate the goodies you sent me and definitely the stuff I like!
Response: I'm so so glad it finally arrived! And don't you worry about the resend. It was my pleasure. Hope that one will arrive soon too.
jutrinc rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #34 ☆ on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Waouwwww I just got your package and it's amazing!! Thanks so much!! I love the envelopes!
Comment: Thank you!
pernie123 rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you.Eihingen is a place I know I want to visit. I love your beautiful country. I have been many times. I studied your language in college. I hope you have a good life..
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-)
Comment: Absolutely love the postcard! Your job sounds super fun! Thank you!
Comment: Hello dear Risna! Thank you so much for all goodies you sent. LOVE! You made my day. The best envelope. Best wishes from Connecticut! Take care!
Comment: ❤️❤️Thank you so much for such a lovely selection of postcards❤️❤️
Orro rated for Postcard from a Place I Don't Live #4 on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and I loved the rose stamp.
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. I like the idea of it being the "left behind" card and ending up with me. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic swap! Love the white tiger :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of animals you sent for this swap, Risna. Nice variety of stamps on your envie too! Be well.
Comment: Thank you! I love this postcard. I love the whole state!!!
Comment: Hi Risna, thank you very much for the goodies you sent me! I'm really liking this botanical notebook you sent me along with the cool nailpolish sticker sheet! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the card! I've not been to California yet!

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LiliLuv on Jan 30, 2021:

Happy 1 Year on Swap-Bot (yesterday)!!! Hope you continue to have lots of fun here. 🙂❤️

shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2021:

Just wanted to say a special thank you for the CPG Christmas Countdown you sent me.. A classy card and delightful items, especially the Disney stamp you found and sent me - I treasure that! Many thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Inesrv on Dec 31, 2020:

Happy new year

captkristi on Dec 24, 2020:

Looking through for some inspo as I send you a package. Not many people I know have seen Winter's Bone!!! Isn't that such a good movie?!? Just so shocking and good. I will be sending out your Send 4 this weekend. Hope you are well! Kristi

Murras01 on Nov 10, 2020:

Hello Risna!
Thanks a lot for the postcard & your thoughtfulness. I couldn't agree more about 2020 being crazy & can't wait for things to return to a 'new' normal. Thanks again & best wishes.

pkpeace on Oct 28, 2020:

Thank you for your kind note and the lovely stickers included with your swap! I really appreciate the time you took to do that! Hugs, Patty

Rainydancer on Oct 4, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

Inesrv on Sep 6, 2020:

Happy birthday Risna!! 🎉🎉🎉 Have a wonderful day!! ❤️

mayangdwinta on Aug 31, 2020:

Hello, Risna. My name is May. I have sent the Postcard Pick Up International #15 to you a month ago. I hope it arrives safely. Stay safe and stay gorgeous. Love from Indonesia.

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