Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 2:17 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: December 7, 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, 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 - 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.

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!


Isa2020 rated for Christmas card mass swap. on Dec 7, 2021
Comment: Hello! Received today, you great Christmas card, thank you !! Happy Holidays !
dvmac rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #22 on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Risna. Thank you so much for the post cards. I really like them all. The art cards were really good and the two girls - well, girls just want to have fun, right? Lol! Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked the PCs. And thanks for the kind rating and the extra heart btw.
Comment: Vielen herzlichen Dank für die tolle Karte und den leckeren Tee und die Sticker :)
Response: Sehr gerne doch! Besten Dank für die Bewertung und einen schönen Advent noch!
LilacSilence rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the penguin card and extras, it was lovely!
Response: Glas you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating.
littlepinecone rated for Ugly PC Swap #43 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: You were right! I totally loved this card! And it was somehow also perfect for this swap. I really liked the cool stamp too. Thanks!
Response: I love this swap so much! We get the most amazingly weird cards in it. Thanks for the heart rating!
inkspellonyou rated for PIE: Monthly swap - November on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the postcard you chose. Debra Paget looks great! ❤️
Response: She's stunning it that pic, I agree! And thanks for the heart rating!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Christmas Card #1 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Oh Risna thank you for the lovely card, stamps and handmade envies! Very thoughtful to send those! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Response: Thank you so much for another very kind heart rating of yours! Have a wonderful Advent Sunday.
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the kind rating.
Comment: Thanks very much for the pretty card and nice words! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the rating! And Merry Christmas!
Comment: Ah got the envelope this morning! Love all the goodies and the gorgeous card. Thank you!
Response: Wow, that card travelled at warp speed! I'm impressed. Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating!
Comment: No, I've never heard of a HYGGE card. I love the card! And no books near the bathtub! :-)
Response: I would never read in the bathtub... but I know some people do. Crazy, isn't it? ;-) Thanks for your kind rating and the extra heart btw.
LondonWriting rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Christmas postcard - and for solving the question that formed in my head, which was "What language is that? looks a bit like but isn't Spanish..." Thanks also for the X-Mas stamp. Winter wishes and snowflake kisses to you! Sabrina
Response: So glad you liked it! The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite time of the year... Thanks for your heart rating! Take care and stay safe!
Murras01 rated for CPG Nov 2021 SC PC - Global on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: I love when you’re my partner because I’m guaranteed to get something cool!! Thanks!! Stealing mainly happens with packages left at doorsteps. Mark Rober, former NASA Engineer with a YouTube channel, has a fun series on glitter bombing package thieves. With mailboxes like those on the PC, you only have to worry about Mailbox Baseball/Mailbox Smashing (in rural areas). One kid drives the car, another hangs out window with baseball bat. At least I remember that being a thing when I was younger...or maybe my having heard (not done) this means I hung out with all the bad kids. 😳 Thanks again & best wishes to you.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the PC! And hey... all kids do stupid stuff, I did too when I was younger. That doesn't mean you're a bad kid in general. ;-) Maybe just that puberty interferes with thinking logical. lol Thanks for your kind rating and the heart btw.
Comment: Thank you very much, Risna, for all the nice postcards. Have a great day! :)
Response: And thank you for your kind rating and the heart! Take care!
Hugsie86 rated for LLU: current read PC #3 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I've never read any of Guillaume Musso's books. I might give them a try in the future. I've seen his books often in stores here. Sorry for the late rating. Your postcard only arrived earlier this week. I've had issues with my mail lately.
Response: No worries! ;-) And thanks for the heart rating... btw. I just started another of Musso's books.
Comment: Thank you! I can’t wait to pass these along!
Response: Thanks for your kind rating!
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank!! Wenigstens ist es jetzt endlich nur noch eine woche, bis das auspacken losgeht! Danke, dass du diese Swaps organisierst!
Response: Wie man wahrscheinlich unschwer erkennen kann: Ich liebe Adventskalender! Daher hab ich auch nie ein Problem damit, einzuspringen, falls mal jemand eine Runde versäumt haut! Ich hoffe wir haben alle richtig viel Spaß mit dem Kalender!!! Und besten Dank für die liebe Bewertung (ohbohl du noch nicht einmal weißt, was in den Päckchen ist)!
spinweaver rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #101 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the interesting pc and the nice note!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating! Take care!
Comment: Love this cute PC and the stamps, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating!

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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!

photovivie on Dec 1, 2021:

Ich hab heut mein erstes Türchen geöffnet und mich sehr über den Roman von Andrea Maria Schenkel gefreut! Erst letzte Woche hab ich von ihr Finsterau gelesen. Aber das Buch von dir hatte ich tatsächlich noch nicht. 😘

Chantiemaya on Nov 16, 2021:

Hi Risna! I got your resend today, thank you 😄 Monaco looks gorgeous, I’ve never been there but I bet it would be beautiful! Thanks again and have a great day!

photovivie on Nov 3, 2021:

Vielen lieben Dank für den Brief! War eine sehr schöne Überraschung. Kam zum denkbar schlechtesten Zeitpunkt. Hab hier gerade sechs neue dvds liegen 😆 und nun kam einiges mehr auf die Liste. Ich werde berichten!! 💕

Inesrv on Sep 6, 2021:

Happy Birthday dear Risna, hope you have an amazing day full of joy and love! Have fun! <3

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

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