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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: June 20, 2018

Country: Australia
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Hello, I am a retired nurse. I previously had two dogs, a scottish terrier and a cairn terrier - both very spoiled. Now I have two different terriers, a Jack Russell X Red Heeler and a pedigree Jack Russell. I love animals, especially terriers (scotties, cairns, westies, Jack R's, smaller ones) and wild animals. I live in an outer suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, in the foothills, overlooking the sea. I was born in the country and lived in the country for many years, so would have to say I am still a country girl at heart. My daughter, her husband, daughter and son live in the country near the beach, 2 hours' drive away.

I play the piano and like many types of music, from the classics to rock and easy-listening. I prefer songs of a few decades ago where I can easily understand all the words, rather than a lot of the songs of today. I also like the violin, bass and cello. I like many singers, too many to mention all of them and groups, but Linda Ronstadt is probably my favourite female singer in the USA, also Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, men include Dean Martin and Willie Nelson, through to Placido Domingo, John Denver, Neil Diamond. A few of my favourite groups/bands are Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies and The Shadows. Numerous Australian singers/groups include Normie Rowe, The Twilights, Masters Apprentices, many more, especially from the 1960's era.

Books I prefer to read are usually set in the 1930s - 1960s, nurses and nursing stories, or the Women's land army during WWII, British settings, mysteries, humorous, or autobiographies. I like books written by Meg Henderson, Christine Marion Fraser, Lillian Beckwith and Jennifer Chiaverini, who has written many novels with a quilting theme and American Civil War history. Favourite Australian authors are Belinda Alexandra and Colin Thiele.

Movies I enjoy are usually comedies, mysteries or the golden oldies. Also movies about animals. Among my favourite actors are Mark Harmon, Gregory Peck, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Dean Martin and George Clooney. I also like Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.

TV comedies, especially British shows would be my favourites, particularly the older shows, besides mysteries, thrillers and documentaries about animals, countries, people and medical. I also like NCIS, especially Gibbs and Ziva. I like police shows and Lifestyle programs, particularly about beautiful old homes and mansions restorations.

I have enjoyed patchwork and quilting, but have not have much opportunity to do that lately. My favourite quilting tutor is Jinny Beyer. I love her fabrics, followed by Jennifer Chiaverini, Alex Anderson and Kaffe Fassett. I also love Batik fabrics. I did all the usual - sewing, knitting, crochet and macrame in the past. I like gardening and watching the native birds in our garden. We have some permanent residents in the bushes in the front garden! I also grow some vegetables and have 17 fruit trees.

I love sending and receiving postcards around the world. I believe we learn many things from various postcards. I would love to travel to numerous countries, but as I am unable to at present, seeing these countries through postcards is also enjoyable. I am in Postcrossing, where my user name is "JennyH2dogs".

I ask please that you do NOT send me any religious postcards, any religious buildings, images, idols, birthday or seasonal ones such as Christmas, easter, Halloween, Valentine, or any with nude pictures or erotica. I also do not wish to receive postcards with angels or witches. I do not collect nor particularly like the postcards which need to be coloured in. Please DO NOT send FREE AD postcards. I have far too many, most of which have been sent in swaps. Also please do not send me any items that are scented or fragranced, due to reactions I have from them because of a medical condition. Thank you so much.

I do like a wide variety of postcards. I love postcards of VIOLINS, cellos, bass, violas, harps, or anything music-related, grand pianos, PIANOS and composers, sheet music, statues or pictures of composers, but find it is impossible to get any in Australia,

RECIPE and FOOD postcards,

old-fashioned treadle type (i.e. Singer) sewing machines), old typewriters,

I prefer country scenes, rather than city scenes, but do like shop window scenes,courtyards or "not busy" scenes in the city,

street scenes, including houses in lanes, courtyards, gardens and parks, country streets,

people eating at outdoor cafes, or walking in the streets ,

scenes of villages,

national cuisine,

food on the table,

nursing, medical, health-related,

I like old buildings, especially with beautiful architecture,

scenes with water, bridges, snow, mills and streams,

I would really love some postcards of Yosemite Park, Smokey Mountains, especially Montana scenes, (countryside and Helena), most national parks, also Canada - particularly British Columbia, Alberta and the eastern states

windmills, especially old wooden windmills and watermills,

Animals, particularly wildlife,

DOGS, especially Scottish Terriers, Cairn Terriers, West Highland Terriers, Dandy Dinmont Terriers, Jack Russell Terriers,

also like birds,

mailboxes, especially unusual or quirky mailboxes

the Muppets,

humorous postcards,

patchwork or quilting postcards, which are very hard to find if not impossible in Australia,

Amish postcards,

Gregory Peck, Dean Martin, Clark Gable, George Clooney, Lucille Ball, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, NCIS actors (especially Gibbs and Zeva)and the late Princess Diana.

Art postcards, especially Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Norman Rockwell, Tarrant, Thomas Kinkaid, as well as others.

However, I prefer NOT to receive colouring in postcards, otherwise I am happy to receive all that you send me and thank you in advance. :)

I am happy to participate in private swaps. If you wish to swaps postcards with me, please contact me and I will return your message. If you are sending only one postcard, I like it naked (no envelope), but if the swap is for more than one postcard, I like it sent in an envelope, unwritten (left blank), with a separate message, thank you. International swaps, I prefer more than one postcard, in an envelope, thank you.

SWAPS NOT RECEIVED:

Flaked on by "jessicaw540". Let down badly, very disappointed. Postage from Australia to the USA for the swap was quite expensive, without the cost of the swap items.

Ratings

Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: Great selection of postcards. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome, Maxine and was nice to swap with you again. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty set of cards. The doggy one gave us much fun and I love the flowers. Danke!
Response: A pleasure and glad you like the postcards. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the Pyramid PC that arrived today. :-)
Response: You are welcome. Nice to swap with you again, Mark and thanks for the rating.
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #13 on Jun 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards that you sent for this swap.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Macw1975 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5M on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Great postcards. I love koalas & kangaroos! I am cracking up that I got a Texas chili recipe card all the way from "Down Under!!" I didn't have any recipe cards so I'm also quite happy to add it to my collection. Thanks for the chuckle this morning! Have a great week!!
Response: You are welcome. Happy to make you smile. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thankyou! I've never been to any of those places on the postcards. They're now all on my list :D
Response: Sounds like you are now keen to do some travelling. Glad you like the places and they are even better in real life. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you, I especially like the one with all of the animals.
Response: I am pleased that you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for Tourist Postcards in an Envelope #5 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: Great selection of touristy postcards. Thank you!
Response: A pleasure and glad you like them. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: thank you very much for all the postcards! Xx
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart rating.
karenc5079 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #153 on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Lovely cards. Thank you so much.
Response: A pleasure, Karen and thanks for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5I on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Hi Jenny! As always, great postcards, thank you! The space one is gorgeous, as is Victor Harbor - wow! I’d LOVE to see sea dragons in their natural habitat! Thanks for your lovely note too. I’m always so happy to see you’re my partner! Hugs to you!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating Susie and it is always a pleasure to swap with you too. Glad you liked the postcards.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard :)
Response: You are welcome, Cindy. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Jenny, thank you for the great postcard for the scavenger hunt. Shirley
Response: A pleasure, Shirley. I like the scavenger hunt swaps. Thanks for the rating.
lovesreward rated for WIYM: 3pcs spell MAR on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards - I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Response: You are welcome. Yes, today is a beautiful day thanks and thank you for the heart rating.
Liiskah rated for Tourist Postcard Swap - Australia on Apr 15, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou! :)
Response: You are most welcome. Hoping for some more Aussie swaps soon! Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thankyou, I love all the cards :D
Response: Good to hear you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5H on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Great bunch of postcards. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart rating.
nannycat rated for Tourist Postcard Swap - Australia on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: love the post card of Adelaide only been there once about 44 years ago it was easter and we really enjoyed our selves. warm regards Wendy
Response: Hi Wendy, Glad you like the postcard. Thank you for the rating. I hope to visit Tassie again some day, as it is my favourite Aussie state.
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Response: Thanks for the heart rating.

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Comments

susieq11 on Oct 7, 2016:

Hi Jenny!! Hope you're doing well. Just wanted to say "hi"!! : )

LaviniaRiverina on Apr 18, 2014:

lorettadog on Sep 18, 2013:

Thank you for participating in my very first swap!

Sandy :o)

kerrydwynn on Sep 7, 2013:

Hi Jenny ~ I love the "Waltzing Matilda" postcard you sent! My new thing this term is to take very special postcards and put them up in my classroom and this is where this one is going! Although I teach college level students, they are curious about the postcards and ask where I got them, etc. You are officially on my Wall of Fame! xx Michele

anrtist on Aug 17, 2013:

THANX for checkin in your LLL GROUP!
Blessings, cc

lorettadog on Aug 12, 2013:

The 3 half-grown raccoons that visit my yard every night are adorable too! ;o)

susieq11 on Jul 11, 2013:

I got your swap so fast!!!! The postmark was just on Monday!!

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

papercaper on Nov 8, 2012:

Hi Jennifer! Firstly, apologies for the nearly-3-month delay in responding to your lovely msg. Secondly, yes, "swab-bottom" was fully intentional! Although I don't remember how it came to me, I do recall laughing as I wrote it because so many swappers (swabbers!) here take themselves sooo seriously. I agree that the Aussie SOH is very different to Americans' and even to the Brits' at times. There's a lot more subtlety beneath the obtuseness than some of them know, my (American) husband included. ;) Anyway, thanks for msging me. I love meeting interesting Aussies on s-bot! :)

craftybarbie on Jul 30, 2012:

How many you want to send and just let me know if there are specila things that you would want me to send to you and when you want to start. Hope you are enjoing your self this summer or I am not sure what season that you are in. Have a real nice day.

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