Swap-bot Time: August 2, 2021 6:09 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: August 1, 2021
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Things I Collect

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

This is the series I love the most: 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!


JDiFani rated for Choose-a-theme stamp swap on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: What a fabulous swap!! Thank you SO much for the amazing stamps and PC's!! I love everything and love the little envies that you made for the stamps!! Super cute! Great job!!! 🤗
Comment: Huhu Risna, was für ein cooler Zufall: Ich habe auch eine PC mit Jaime versandt, jedoch mit einem Bild aus der 1. Staffel, als ich noch nicht gedacht hätte, dass er sich mal noch zu einem meiner Lieblingscharaktere mausern würde. ^.^ Liebe Grüße!
Response: Recht hast du, zu Beginn der Story, egal ob in den Büchern oder der Serie, hab ich auch nicht damit gerechnet, dass er so ein komplexer Charakter wird. Liebste Grüße! Und besten Dank fürs Herz!
Fuchsi rated for SIE - Tiny Blind Summer Swap #6 :) on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Huhu Risna, vielen, vielen Dank für die schönen Sachen im Swap! ^.^ Vor allem die Sticker mit den Pflanzen sehen unglaublich niedlich aus. Danke!
Response: Freut mich, dass dir der Swap gefallen hat! Ganz lieben Dank für dein Rating.
Chelle rated for Christmas in July - #1 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the LOVELY envelope! The stamps were BEAUTIFUL and the flocked card was sooooooo pretty! I LOVED everything you sent!
Response: Love to read that you enjoyed this swap! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Petaltea rated for PIE: Greetings from… on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: That sounds like something we would like to do! I don't know if we can this summer though, our covid cases are up again. Hopefully at some point, I don't know. We love biking and walking! I'm working too this summer, it's busy. Take care!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Meet you in the mailbox soon!
jeka396 rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC and I love the snailmail theme!
Response: Glad you like it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Conniegirl rated for 3 people postcards #8 on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: I love those post cards! Thank you. Thank you for the extra post cards as well. 🙂
Response: You're most welcome! And thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Risna! Thank you for the delightful postcards -- & the extra ones! I especially love the bunnies, but who doesn't love bunnies, right? Haha! See you in the mailbox! Hugs from Ireland.
Response: Wow, that envie travelled fast! I'm glad you liked the cards! Thanks for the rating and the heart. Take care.
JoDennis rated for Food packaging swap #8 on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: I was so surprised when I opened my mailbox and found your huge postcard. How fun! The picture of the Wally and Whiz sweets is awesome - wish I could pop several in my mouth. Thanks so much - loved it!
Response: I'm glad you liked the rather unusual huge card. I just didn't want to ruin the image by cutting it smaller. ;-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Risna, Thank you very much, for the 2 Polar bear PC's! Loving them!
Response: Happy you like them! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I really appreciate the letter you sent me! The words are so cool, too! I learned something lol! Word 1: Fernweh - wanderlust Word 2: Weltsohmerz - melancholy Word 3: Gemütlich - pleasant/cheerful Also thank you for the sticker/memo pad booklet! I also liked the panda wrapping paper!! Everything was so thoughtful! Thank you! <3
Response: It was so much fun to pack that swap! It travelled quite fast! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
LaetiArts rated for ESO: Profile Based Full Envie #2 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! You spoiled me! Love everything you chose! Thank you ♥
Response: It makes me happy to read your comment! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Bavarija rated for PIE: Movie postcard on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for nice card!
Response: Well, thank you for the rating and the heart!
minniepic rated for 3 people postcards #8 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards:) The peter rabbit cards went right into my collection, I love the cards❤️❤️ Oh and I thought how you wrapped my little note was the cutest🌻🌻
Response: Reading your comment made my day! Thank you so much for the rating and the extra heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I wish I could be on that beach right now ! lol. happy summer!
Response: Happy summer to you too! And thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this postcard and it's postage stamps. I like them. I have not been there and do not want to go there. ha ha ha I wish you health and love.
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating! Take care.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and the train stamps. We are hoping to visit Scandinavia but a return to Germany, to see the northern half of the country is first.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Hope you will be able to visit Germany soon! I love the northern half, there are some wonderful spots on the shores.
blanketfort rated for ESO: Summer Postcard on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: You definitely got the card right! Such a summery vibe :) I do hope you're having a wonderful summer and get to spend a lot of time in your hammock as planned, and I hope you and your loved ones aren't affected by the horrible floods.
Response: Luckily I live in an area that has not been affected by the horrible floods.... even though I'm not that far away. Thank you so much for the rating an the heart!
howdyholly rated for Postcards Please #6 (INT) on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: There are so many cards that I like. Thank you for all you sent!
Response: You are very welcome. And thanks for the rating and the heart!
Flamingoloon rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #97 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: What a funny card! I hope your mole removal went well. I had a cyst removed on the right side a few months ago. The dermatologist thought it would be simple, but I had an artery right close by and it turned out to be more challenging than she thought. It's still very red, but life goes on.
Response: Thanks for the rating... and yes, the removal went smooth and it's healing at warp speed. Wishing you all the best and get well soon!

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


From CPG!

kizzlets on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the amazing happy mail packages you have sent me! I'm also saving these amazing stamps you have put on your envelopes and packages!

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!! ❤️

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