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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: September 25, 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, Lake Jenny in National Park, Wyoming, also scenes of 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.

Please Do NOT send colouring in postcards, as I do not like them. 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.

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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful postcards and note you sent me. I love them, especially the Australian animals postcard. They are perfect for my collection! Great swap!
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Comment: Hello Jenny :) Thank you for the nice postcard with the famous view of Sydney. I love it!
KatKit rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #5 on Sep 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank You Jenny. 3 lovely cards. Love the multi views of beautiful Australia and Historic Adelaide as well as the castle art card. Perfect picks!
Response: You are most welcome and I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
justmesks rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #10 on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for another great swap. Love the cards.
Response: I am pleased you like them. You are welcome and thanks for the rating.
notme78 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5U on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards.
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the rating.
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Sep 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Jenny!!! I love the postcards you sent - gorgeous!! And I will treasure the postage stamp of the Queen. How lovely. Thank you for your kind note in the koala card!! You made me smile! xoxo
Response: You are most welcome and I am very happy that you like the postcards and also the stamp of 'Mrs. Quinn' (our slang for Queen). Glad to have made you smile, as you did for me by giving the heart rating. Thank you. :)
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #163 on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Great set you've sent! Love the stamp as well :)
Response: So glad that you like the postcards and thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Lovely to hear from you again! Love the Ken Done postcard and, yes, it ticks many of our likes :) thank you <3
Response: I'm happy to know that you like the Ken Done postcard. Thanks for the heart rating.
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #164 on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards!
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the rating and glad you like the postcards.
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Comment: Thank you so, so much!!! I love all of the postcards. I can't wait to colour in the bird ones you sent me!
Response: Happy colouring! I'm glad you like the postcards and thanks for the heart rating.
Stargazer008 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #163 on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard collection. By the way I had to smile when I saw your address and that you live in Golden Grove SA...believe it or not I have a friend who lives in Bridgewater SA. And now have wonderful evening.
Response: Bridgewater is not very far from my place, up in the Adelaide Hills. I'm glad you like the postcards and thanks for the heart rating.
Liiskah rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5T on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou! I love the rocking horse postcard!
Response: Good to hear you like them. That giant rocking horse is very steep to climb up inside, about equivalent of three storeys high. Worth it for the nice view. Thanks for the heart rating.
pintis rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5S on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the PCs - nice selection!
Response: You are welcome and I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for yet another nice PC. :-)
Response: Always a pleasure, Mark, especially within our own region. Not too many of us. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you very much
Response: You are welcome.
RachelSwaps rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #11 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of cards!
Response: You are welcome, glad you like them and thanks for the heart.
Churchmouse70 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #10 on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Wow!! I love these postcards. Thank you for picking out such great ones! ❤️
Response: You are welcome and I am happy that you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Great cards but no list of what themes you chose for the hunt :)
Response: Glad you like the postcards.
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Location Scavenger Hunt on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: The cards are cute, thank you!
Response: I'm happy you like them and thanks for heart rating.
marinda rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #161 on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.

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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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