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Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: January 22, 2023
Birthday: September 6
Country: Germany
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About Me

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. lavender.

And I'm not into flowers.

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.

And I don't do much crafting except making envelopes from old coffee table books and magazines.

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 / ESO Snack Swap

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). I'd be super happy if you'd send me Swedish Fish (the red ones) from the US. And I love real liquorice from Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands. Salty or sweet. Hard or soft. I like them all. And Pepermunt from the Netherlands too.

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

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

I only drink herbal and Chai tea. I'm not into fruity or green tea. And 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.

And I love Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or their Ranch Dips mix. And Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Both are hard if not impossible to get in Germany.

Oh, I don't have any food allergies.

A to Z

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

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 - Chinese Envelopes, 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 - Keanu Reeves, 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), Sharpie S Gel 0.7 black (my favorite pen)

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.

Please avoid lavender. Can't stand that smell/scent.

Things I Collect

I collect Starbucks mugs - the series with cities, states and countries on them.

This is the series I collect: https://one-million-places.com/en/general/starbucks-cup-collection-global-icon-series

But others are welcome too.


I prefer quality over quantity.

For bigger swaps like gift swaps: My amazon wishlist includes stuff I use a lot and books I would love to read but don't own yet. It does not have to be this specific edition of the mentioned book. It can always be either the hardcover or the paperback. English or German editions will both work. Plus I don't mind if you have a pre-read version of the book you might want to send.

You would make me super happy if one of those items arrived at my door!


kishna rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #33 on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: These were some awesome cards you gifted to me, Risna! Happy New Year!
Comment: At long last. I started thinking that the South African Postal Service didn't want to send me my mail. Luckily it arrived :)
Tracykason rated for Vintage tourist card #31 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thank-you so much for this intriguing card. I just got back from vacation so a nice welcome home.
Comment: Hi Risna, vielen herzlichen Dank für deine tolle Postkarte mit den zwei Songvorschlägen. Ich kannte tatsächlich beide nicht. Daher ist dieser Song Swap wirklich ne gute Idee. Man bekommt neuen Input! Hab ein wunderschönes Jahr 2023. Gruß Christine
Comment: How did your holiday go? I hope you’re feeling better and staying cozy!
kaijapapu rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #33 on Jan 1, 2023
Comment: Happy new year! Thanks for the postcards. I’m especially happy with the one from It’s Cool box, I’m thinking of buying that one.
ElenaMaz rated for Postcard surprise #05 on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extras , I got it today!
myancey rated for 📦5 boxed set postcards #33 on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Risna ! Thanks for the PCs. The girl reading reminds me of me when I was little and loved reading I love Peter rabbit and I love the German words on the back of the elephant card! Thanks so much. Happy2023
Poohtat rated for Postcard Surprise #06 on Dec 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards. Love the lighthouse one! Happy swapping
Response: Happy New Year! And thank you for the kind heart rating!
Comment: Yep—that is one boring postcard😆 Thanks🙂
Response: Thanks for therating. And Happy New Year!
Comment: thanks so much for the card. i love snowmen! and i love the stamps you used :) have a great holiday!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating!
sojourner rated for Christmas Card Swap INTL on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and eclectic collection of postcards :) Hope you and those you hold dear have a wonderful Christmas.
ericabella rated for Ugly PC Swap #59 on Dec 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Happy swapping!
Comment: Hallo Risna! Einen schönen 4. Advent! Danke sehr für deine wunderschöne Geschenke passend zu meinem Profil! Ich liebe sie und das Geschenkpapier war auch klasse. Ich wünsche dir frohe Weihnachten und alles Gute für 2023!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Holiday Card to PC 2022 on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card with your lovely Christmas wishes!! Have a great Christmas and a very happy, healthy New year xx Gabi
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Merry Christmas!
snailmailrocks rated for Holiday Card to PC 2022 on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Hi Risna, thank you very much for the Christmas card :-)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Merry Christmas!
petitzouzou rated for ESO: Christmas Card #2 on Dec 12, 2022
Comment: And...thankyou too for the beautiful Christmas card! I m your destiny! 😉
Response: Looks like you are my destiny! ;-) Thanks for the heart rating!
petitzouzou rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard #2 on Dec 12, 2022
Comment: Hello Risna,it's me again and again, thankyou for your nice Christmas postcard. 🥰
AmaranthSpirit rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard #1 on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card :-) I hope you are starting to feel festive now? It is -2 here today - that's a bit too cold!!! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating... and yes, I'm starting to get into the right mood. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too.
denisedecker58 rated for Christmas Card Swap INTL on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and enclosures! I love the cat card! I also hope it has cooled down for you! Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating! And yes... it's cold right now and will stay this way. Feels a lot more like Christmas is coming closer now. Happy Holidays!

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Meisje on Dec 21, 2022:

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Make it a good one ♥

MuggleMom on Oct 17, 2022:

Thank you for sending all the lovely extras in the postcard swap - it was a wonderful Happy Mail package!!



Inesrv on Sep 6, 2022:

Happy Birthday dear Risna! Hope you have a wonderful day with your beloved ones ✨ Lotes of love, Inês

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Meisje on Apr 11, 2022:


Wishing you a happy Spring and a joy-filled Easter

Meisje on Feb 9, 2022:


Inesrv on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you so much dear Risna for letting me know that my present has arrived you! Hope you'd liked it and sorry again for being so late :( Sending you much love!

photovivie on Dec 23, 2021:

Vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Geschenke! Mein Highlight ist auf jeden Fall das Kochbuch von Deliciously Ella! Haben schon zwei Sachen draus gekocht! Auch mit den Postkarten hast du genau meinen Geschmack getroffen. Ich wünsche dir schöne Weihnachtsfeiertage! Ich geh übrigens Montag ins Kino und sehe Matrix 4! 🍿 bin sehr gespannt! (Und mein Bruder bekommt zu Weihnachten ein Movies to watch Plakat zum freirubbeln! Bin etwas neidisch 😅) Merry Christmas 🎄 🎁🍾

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas ♥


photovivie on Dec 4, 2021:

Vielen Dank für die wundervollen ersten vier Türchen! Auch die Postkarten, der To-Do-Block und das Buch sind grossartig! Man merkt wie viel Gedanken du dir gemacht hast!! Tausend Dank!

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