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Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: June 29, 2022
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 / 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 - 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!


Inesrv rated for LLU: Books, Cats, Tea on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Hi Risna, so happy you're my partner! Thank you so much for all the goodies you sent me, I'll reply your letter soon. Thank you for spoiling me every time! I loved everything! <3
Response: It was my pleasure! And thanks for your kind words and the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for the sand dollar pc. We do have sand dollars here is Washington but it's rare that you find a whole one. They are pretty delicate and we have a lot of rocky beaches. The legend is pretty cool. And the stamps that you used are so pretty!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating and your kind words. Take care!
MrsCaddy17 rated for Vintage tourist swap #23 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for my postcard 🙂 It brought back .Amy memories for my dad who lived in Germany for a while whilst serving in the army 😊
Response: So glad you - and your dad - liked it! And thanks for the heart rating.
aspens rated for Vintage tourist Swap #22 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Hi Risna! Wow...30 years! It's in lovely condition and I feel sooo flattered to be its recipient after all these years. The card is older than me! I hope you have fond memories of your trip to the Canaries. :) Thank you so much for sending.
Response: That's what surprised me too... that it is in such a good condition after all those years. Good quality I guess. And thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for everything!! Also incredibly impressed at how fast this got to me :)
Response: That swap must have traveled at warp speed. Wow! Thanks for the heart rating!
nanadiana rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #106 on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Kodiak Bear pc and your nice message. I do like animal cards and especially this one. I also like the stamps that you used. Thank you for making me day brighter! :)
Response: It was my pleasure! Thanks for another heart rating btw.
nanadiana rated for Bit of History #14 on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the knitting shepherd pc. It is so cool! Love it!
Response: So glad you like it! I just thinks it look adorable how he's sitting among his sheep knitting! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks for the cheerful chunk. I agree, it was too pretty to trash, and does have quite a spring/summer vibe. Thanks for the nice postage stamps as well!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating!
JBFR rated for Cardboard c swap on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: Hello, Thanks a lot ! I find it strange but it looks very good to eat too !!! I did not know this food!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating!
loverofpostcards rated for Cardboard c swap on Jun 18, 2022
Response: Thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for this resend! I love everything!
Response: I'm so gald it arrived this time! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: It's been awhile indeed! I'm well, you?
Response: Been quite well, too! Hope you'll have a fantastic summertime. And thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die schöne Überraschung. Ich freue mich schon deine Karten auf Weiterreise zu schicken und die Extras auszuprobieren
Response: Es ist immer so schön praktisch, wenn man hier mal was im eigenen Land verschicken darf! Freut mich, dass dir die Überraschung gefallen hat. Und besten Dank für die liebe Bewertung! Grüße.
Rainlover rated for Ugly PC Swap #52 on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: What a strange card (the teddy bears)... Like you said, kind of crazy. But I think also a bit cute 😆 Thank you very much Emma
Response: Thank you for the kind rating! And I guess this swap series is what cards like these were made for. ;-)
nanadiana rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #105 on Jun 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Beatrix Potter pc and your nice message. Yes, it would be wonderful to read all day, sitting by an open window. Good thoughts!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and your lovely words! Take care.
Comment: Hello Risna, Many thanks for your envelope full of beautiful stamps and the extra postcard. I want to give you more than one heart ! Best wishes Catherine
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely words and your kind rating! Take care.
Tuutis rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you from this cozy christmas card! You have lovely handwriting and I like the decorations <3
Response: Thank you so, so much for the rating and the effort of checking this medium old swap! It's highly appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating. ;-)
Gnoe rated for Weirder Than Weird #25 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Agreed! Having a dressed up bear near the pond is totally crazy ;-) Loveing the stamps on your postcard too. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating and the extra heart!

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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!

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!! 💕

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