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HOLDENV84

HOLDENV84
Date Joined: September 18, 2015
Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: February 4, 1984
Country: Australia
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About Me

I am a 33 year old single mum who is in love with receiving mail and this has rubbed off onto my 5 year old son Charlie. We both love postcrossing, reading, watching movies and being outdoors.

I am studying to become a primary school teacher/early educator and have taken the next 6 months off to work with my son in preparation for primary school. It has been my dream since I was a young child and now I am finally brave enough to accomplish it. It is hard work but I am loving it. Once I am teaching my own class I will be bringing swapping and postcrossing into my classroom.

My hobbies include - reading (my goal is to read 52 books this year), watching car racing especially speedway, travelling, watching movies, completing puzzles (word or jigsaw), watching most sports and listening to music. I love to spend time with family and friends as well. I enjoy penpalling (Australia and overseas) and I also like postcrossing. I love the idea that you are going to receive a postcard from somewhere random in the world.

I like learning about different places, cultures, people. I like to explore new places and meet different people along the way. I can't travel as much as I would like to due to being a single mother, but that does not deter me from my dreams. I have travelled to Phuket (Thailand) and Kuta (Bali). In 2014 I went on a cruise by myself as a present for turning 30....travelled to New Caledonia. I am now wanting to take my son on a cruise (possibly to New Zealand). I have travelled around Victoria, Australia a bit and have decided that once a year I will travel to a place that we have never been to before and spend a few nights/days exploring!

My family play an important role in my life. They are always there supporting me, making me laugh or just giving me a cuddle when I need one. I have a little nephew who turned 1 in June and he is my world. Being an aunty for the first time is the best thing that could have happened to me, apart from motherhood.

I like setting goals for myself - whether they be travel goals, book reading goals or weight loss goals.

I have had lapband surgery in December 2014 and since September 2014 I have lost 52kgs. I am happy with the progress and becoming happier with myself. I struggle with depression and anxiety, sometimes not being able to leave the house. So this is where mail comes in handy for me.

I have made some awesome friendships via penpalling and the reason why I started was because I suffered post natal depression and could not leave the house. Penpalling became my life and now I have been penpalling for close to 4 years.

If you decide to write a message in any of the swaps:

  • Tell me your favourite song at the moment

  • If you have something special to celebrate

  • What is making you happy

  • Any weight loss tips or healthy recipes

  • What book you are reading

They are only suggestions and will appreciate anything that is sent.

I have no preference when it comes to postcards or swaps in general as I like the surprise. With Postcrossing, I now have over 200 postcards in my collection and have no double ups to date.

Enjoy your day and remember to smile at least once!

ATTENTION: IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED ONE OF MY SWAPS, IT IS MOST LIKELY BECAUSE IT WAS LOST IN THE MAIL. PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE BEFORE RATING AND LET ME KNOW, AND I'LL REMEDY THE SITUATION. THANK YOU.

Favorite Music

Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Lee Kernaghan, Toby Keith, Cold Chisel, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Bette Midler, John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, Pierce Brothers, Country, Rock, AC/DC, Pierce Brothers, 80s and 90's.

Favorite Movies

Grease, Dirty Dancing, Empire Records, Pitch Perfect, Ghost, Training Day, Love Actually, 10 Things I Hate About You, My Best Friends Wedding, anything with Hugh Grant,

Favorite Books

Biographies, Autobiographies, Crime, Thriller, Chick-lit. Favourite book of 2015 was Risk by Fleur Ferris and I recommend anyone to read it because it is about teenagers meeting with strangers from online chat rooms. Favourite book so far this year would be The Golden Child by Wendy James. I DO NOT LIKE SCI-FI or FANTASY! But am willing to give it a go.

Favourite Authors

James Patterson, Di Morrissey, Linwood Barclay, Fleur Ferris, Fiona Higgins

Favorite Television

The Biggest Loser, Winners and Losers, The Walking Dead, Revenge, Pretty Little Liars, Home and Away, Will and Grace, Grey's Anatomy, Friends, The Black List, Hart of Dixie

Ratings

pne rated for PCEW17 Round 6 on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the dragonfly maxi card! I hope you found some time for yourself that weekend :)
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TexyDeb rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Awesome postcard and postage stamp. Thank you. I don't have anything like it. I hope the party was fun.
widelo123 rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Oct 22, 2017
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Comment: Jess, great postcard. Love that the stamp is on the front ot the postcard. We don't have anything like that here in the States. Thank you, Shirley
LucyToons rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Oct 21, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the FDI postcard :)
sakura15 rated for AS: Cooperatively fictional #2 on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for writing it out again. Let's see where this story takes us!! Thanks for swapping :)
goinjenny rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
Sassa rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Oct 3, 2017
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Comment: Recieved your card ... crochet is a nice hobby to have ..... good luck :)
TriniH rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks!
pne rated for PCEW17 Round 5 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard and the message!
AnitaMac rated for AS: Cooperatively fictional #1 on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the first paragraph of your story (I'll have to think about what to add to it next...) and the bookmarks. I think one can never have enough bookmarks. Good luck for your spring reading challenge! :)
TexyDeb rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Aug 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for this postcard and it's matching postage stamp. I hope your son was happy and enjoyed the show.
kdeorne1 rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Aug 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the flower postcard. I have not seen postcards with stamps on the front before this summer.
LucyToons rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Aug 10, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely postcard, hope you and your son enjoyed Thailand :)
goinjenny rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
Maggiesmother rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Aug 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful purple postcards and stamp. Happy swapping, Linda
widelo123 rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Jessica, thank you so much for the maxicard of the red rose. I don't get very many of these, so when I do I treasure them. We do not have them in the US. Shirley
Sassa rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Happy mail day today to :) Yes a lot of hidden sugar in all different food ... hope you will find tasty food without all the sugar :)
pne rated for PCEW17 Round 4 on Jul 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the maxi postcard and for your message!
Sassa rated for PCEW17 Round 3 on May 30, 2017
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Comment: Love that the match :)

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Comments

sakura15 on Aug 1, 2017:

Hello!

I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for being part of my group Australasian Swappers!

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riftvegan on May 1, 2016:

Congratulations: Interest Me no. 36 is #2 in the top swaps! Yay Reading!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of this group! :D

Artfreak16 on Apr 22, 2016:

Thank you so much for hosting the interest me swap!! :)

kacka on Mar 12, 2016:

thank you so nice for very neat letter:), it is wonderful from you to angel it. You will hear back from me:))

KSENiA on Feb 27, 2016:

Thank you for angeling for book recommendation swap. I love the postcard. Thank you for book recommendation as well/

MelinaBea on Feb 3, 2016:

Thanks for my letter! Running behind with correspondence, so you'll have to give me some time. Sorry!

leilx on Jan 20, 2016:

Thank you for the angel postcard in the book recomendation swap. It sounds very interesting.

MelinaBea on Jan 3, 2016:

Got home tonight and first thing I did? You guessed it, I checked my PO box! Devoured your letter and so excited to start this penpal friendship! Give me a few days to settle back in and I'll reply. Happy new year! Xxxx

clebeans on Dec 27, 2015:

Read my Profile and Leave a nice Comment

I too was a single mum for over 14yrs and it was hard work but in the end it has been worth it. I too am a student in the new year doing something I love to do which is weaving with flax. I have lost weight but not by choice though but happy for it for it is so nice to be able to fit clothes that have been hanging around lol. My son wants to be a teacher maybe and is doing his BA in the Classics and Latin. I enjoy watching movies but mostly historical types. Hope the new year brings all your desires and may you be happy

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