Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2021 6:00 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: April 18, 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!


Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I hope you get to travel soon. Happy swapping!
Comment: Tonga looks lovely! I've visited the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Both are beautiful. I love to travel. Best way to spend money.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! Looks like a gorgeous place to visit!
Lubado rated for Tiny European Swap #16 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I really loved the wilderness and adventure theme :D the fox stickers are so cute!
photovivie rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #3 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Danke für die tolle Karte!! Du warst tatsächlich schonmal meine Partnerin. Beim Last. Postcard Swap of 2020 - profile swap. ;) Die Goodreads Einladung an dich ist raus! Freue mich auf weitere swaps mit dir!
Tina78 rated for small gift on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Vielen Dank für das tolle Päckchen 😊
Comment: Thank you very much for the swap, it is more than 3 things in the envie and I love them all!!
efjellro rated for PIE: 2 for 2 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for your postcards and your kind note! And of course for writing in German! It takes me forever to write in German still. Thanks for joining the swap, I'm wondering if I should make this a swap-series or not. Stay safe and take care :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffers! They are going into my stocking tote bag for Christmas. Aloha
Response: I am so glad it finally arrived! Thank you for being that patient about it. Crazy COVID times. Take care and stay safe!
TexyDeb rated for LSRUS: One Year Groupiversary Swap on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I like postcards and movies!
Comment: Two fabulous postcards in a decorated envelope with beautiful stamps—I love it all! Thank you.
Comment: Herzlichen Dank für die schöne Karte. Die Snoopy Briefmarke ist total süss :)
quaisoir rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #14 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Risna- Thank you so much! The inner movie geek in me was so excited with the stuff you sent. 🤩Gorgeous GOT postcards and the pages of LOTR in Spanish was really interesting (I tried to read it but of course I don't know much Spanish but I imagine it read to me by a hot Spanish actor with a deep, sexy voice 😂 - too much watching Telemundo shows!) 😍😍
Comment: Thank you Risna for the wonderful mail <3 I can't wait to try the teas and the candy!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards and the envelope, I didn't want to open it and wreck the envelope. A great swap, thank you 😀😀
Comment: Ahhhh! I love everything! From your beautiful floral envelope with your awesome German stamps, to the contents of washi mushrooms, envelopes, Tyrion pc, and STAMPS!!! Thank you, thank you 💖💖💖
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard, I love lighthouses! They are one of my favorite postcards. I hope you have a great day! :D
DoLammSu rated for PIE: 2 for 2 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Liebe Risna ❤️ Vielen Dank für diese schöne Post. Das Couvert ist echt cool, mit tollen Marken drauf und deine Handschrift gefällt mir auch sehr. Das aller beste ist aber natürlich die super süsse Einhornkarte! 😍😍🦄 Die werde ich wie ein Schatz hüten! ❤️
addieixmarie rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #33 ☆ on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Risna, I just got this swap in the mail today and OMG! I seriously cried tears of happiness for how much I LOVE everything you sent me! Everything is just so perfect and I adore every single thing so much! I wish I had better words to explain how appreciative, happy and grateful I am feeling right now for you! You truly have brought a light into my life with this swap, thank you so much for everything, from the bottom of my heart! Sending so much love! Addie<3
Response: I am so happy to read your kind words. It was a pleasure being in this swap with you!
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die tolle Georgia-Karte - sie ist wirklich wunderschön und die Legende zum Hartriegel ist voll interessant. Sowas liebe ich total:-) Ich war mal ein paar Tage in Atlanta, als ich Au Pair in den USA war, aber ich musste "meine" Kinder im Hotel beaufsichtigen, da die Gastmutter für ihre Arbeit dort war. Daher habe ich so gut wie nichts gesehen von der Stadt. Savannah klingt sehr schön - allein der Name, aber auch das, was ich gerade im Internet gefunden habe:-)

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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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