Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 2:56 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: January 16, 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.

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 and Toasted Vanilla).

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.

A to Z

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

B - Books, Barú (Marshmallows), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Blankets, Bridges

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.


Comment: OMG...thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodies that you sent.
Comment: Oh Risna! Such a beautiful happy mail!! Did you make the envelopes yourself? You must have put alot of work and thought into this. And just how amazing are those stamps!! Thank you, Thank you so much! Take care stay safe! Goodness gracious I just found the envelope with the owl magnet!! Gorgeous!!! Thank you!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And yes, I love making envelopes from old coffee table books, wall calendars or maps.
patricia8288 rated for SSM: Find four #10 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope, I love everything, happy and healthy new year 2021
mejulia rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #23 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard and note.
Petaltea rated for ESO: My Life After COVID! on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Well done well done!! What a fantastic letter. I loved your wisdom and insight that you’ve taken away from this past year. It’s made us all put our lives into proper perspective. It has shown us the difference between what we want and what we need. Thank you for the extra as well. I wish you all the best in 2021!
Colinde rated for Christmas advent calendar day 19+20 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for making December even more nice! Happy new year and best wishes!
Colinde rated for Christmas advent calendar day 17+18 on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for your gifts, and happy new year to you <3 (P.S. I loved the box you used and the way you wrapped your gifts! Very lovely!)
Comment: Thank you!! Your lovely card and tea towel finally arrived and what a nice surprise - thank you for such a nice swap!
Response: I'm glad you like it! To be honest... at this point I was afraid it was lost in the snailmail orbit. Thanks for being patient.
Ashzaller rated for Recycled Holiday card to PC 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: thanks so much for the awesome pc :D
aprilivy rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! :) The teas are so unique, I can't wait to try them
SkaGirl rated for Ugly PC Swap #21 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: I actually really like the postcard, thank you!!!
Comment: What a unique reindeer card, I love it. Thank you for the tea.
Snailmail1772 rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome letter Christmas card and extras. Happy New Year and stay safe!
Ikran3 rated for EU Christmas gift :) on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much - I totally LOVE this package - it really put a smile on my face today! :) Perfect, thank you! If you ever want to do a private swap just let me know :)
Response: It was a lot of fun putting thought into this swap and trying to get those items. Couldn't get some of your listed chocolate favourites though. ;-) So yes, I'm always interested in a private swap. Let's do some sort of "Christmas gift" in spring swap. ;-)
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the nice journal book which I can always use for my art.
Gaucha rated for For Newbies #5 A Small Holiday Swap on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Wow! This is a BIG Holiday Swap!! With soccer stamps ;-0 Between this swap and the advent gifts you really make my Christmas season. I wish I could give you a heart for it every day ;-) Merry Christmas!
m3i5 rated for ESO:Send a christmas card on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Risna, thank you very much for your beautiful Christmas card, the pretty stamps and all the extra gifts, love it all!! :D
ifzaaras rated for Christmas advent calendar day 23+24 on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, cannot wait to open them
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Happy Holidays!
lovesreward rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and postcards. I don't know much about my family history, but my family (on my mom's side) came from Baden-Württemberg in Germany, so I appreciate the PCs in German. Sorry you have had a crazy year - but glad you got to decorate for the holidays. I put up some lights on the outside of the house which is nice, for the neighbors, ha! I too am happy about a calm holiday season this year - I am still working on holiday cards though, and I started in November! I have 60 more to send to friends and family... I better get back to it! Take care and Merry Christmas!

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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!! ❤️

mayangdwinta on Aug 31, 2020:

Hello, Risna. My name is May. I have sent the Postcard Pick Up International #15 to you a month ago. I hope it arrives safely. Stay safe and stay gorgeous. Love from Indonesia.

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