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Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: May 9, 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). 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.

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.

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!


Meisje rated for Dutch-German Beauty Package 💄 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks Risna for the lovely items. Cannot wait to try them. The extra gift is so cool. ❤️🌸🙏🏻
Comment: Liebe Risna, vielen lieben Dank für dein Notizbuch mit den interessanten Fragen und natürlich deinen Antworten dazu. Ich muss gestehen, ich habe so einiges mal Fragen geskipt, weil mir einfach nichts einfallen wollte, haha. Es war jedenfalls toll durchzulesen und auch vielen lieben Dank für die extra Goodies! Das Washitape mit den Federn fand ich ja so hübsch und jetzt habe ich ein Sample dazu. Ich freue mich total! Und keine Sorge, ich finde es sogar ganz schön mal einen Swap aus Deutschland zu erhalten.
TexyDeb rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - April on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Super cool postcard. I watched it. I enjoyed it but liked the books more.
Comment: Thank you for the Australia PC. No, I have never been to Australia. Furthest I've been is Canada & was there twice. I wouldn't go to any country with a city. I hate cities. Mainly because I'm a country bumpkin, ha!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection and extra stickers!
Comment: I'm feeling so spoiled!! Thank you for the cards and goodies.
inkspellonyou rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #2 on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope but especially for the postcards. I only collect written and stamped but they are really amazing; it was so generous of you ✨ Really liked to have you as a partner again ❤️
Comment: Such a surprise! I literally LOVE your package. It was way more than expected - a box full of misturies waiting to be unpacked. It was an adventure from the moment I got this big box from the post office. Than - together with my cat - Zatar we were carefully openning each item. He was the Royal Inspector, so I was safe to take them out of the box ;) Love the handmade envelopes - both - I guess one was personalised ;) Thanks a lot. Tea already tried yesterday evening - it gives really good vibes! Greetings from Szczecin and you really made my day! Take care you too!
craftynut rated for Ugly PC Swap #29 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the unusual postcard. I agree with you, it would be hard to know when to send it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I would love to visit Germany! I have a friend in grad school there and it seems so cool!
PaperProf rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #15 on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful items. I will have fun using them in my crafts!
Meisje rated for Dutch-German Surprise Package on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Dear Risna, Wow this package is so wonderfull. Everything is wrapped and pick out with so much care and love ❤️🙏🏻 You did a real good job in picking gifts for me. Happy dance is activated🕺
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I picked the Rituals set since it's one of my favorites. Hope you'll like the scent too.
Comment: Thanks for the Bill Paxton card. I have to admit, I can't think of anything memorable that I've seen him in!
Comment: Liebe Risna, vielen, vielen, vielen, vielen herzlichen Dank auch für das letzte Paket! Ich hab mich so gefreut über die Katzensachen. Obwohl die Katzenzungen muss ich gut vor meinem Ehemann verstecken. Der ist leider auch ein Marzipan-Liebhaber ;) Ich bin so froh, dass du mein Tauschpartner warst! Du hast wirklich bei allen Kategorien ins Schwarze getroffen. Danke dir so sehr! Mit ganz lieben Grüßen, Julia :)
Response: Es freut mich riesig, dass ich dir eine Freude machen konnte ... bzw. gleich 3x. ;-) Wünsche dir ganz viel Spßa mit den Geschenken! Und besten Dank für die Tipps, die haben sehr geholfen.
Jayofjournals rated for Big gift! on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Und ich nochmal! Vielen herzlichen Dank auch hier! Du hast wirklich mit jedem einzelnen Geschenk den Nagel auf den Kopf getroffen. Vor allem über das Buch mit der Katze. Ich habe so lachen müssen. Es passt einfach perfekt! Auch zu meinem eigenen Exemplar von Katze :) Danke nochmal! Ganz liebe Grüße, Julia :)
Jayofjournals rated for medium gift on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Liebe Risna, vielen lieben Dank für deine Geschenke! Du hast dir solche Mühe gegeben und ich freue mich so über jedes einzelne Päckchen. Es war so eine Freude mir alles anzusehen. Vielen herzlichen Dank nochmal für dein Engagement! Ich wünschte ich könnte dir mehr als ein Herz geben! Danke! Ganz liebe Grüße, Julia :)
Comment: Thank you for the PC!
Comment: Oh Risna, these notebooks are so nice! They're very well made. I love them both! I'll be using the sewing one at work (I own a sewing shop). Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad you like them!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I hope you get to travel soon. Happy swapping!

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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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