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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: May 30, 2020

Country: Australia
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Hello, 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 and son live in the country near the beach, 2 hours' drive away. My son and other daughter live interstate with their families.. I am a retired nurse.

I play the piano and like many types of music, from classical to the classics, 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, renovations and DIYs.

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 have native shrubs and flowers in my garden. Also succulents, which I love and have a big shadehouse at the back of my house, which I can see from the kitchen window. I like watching the birds flying in there and also watch them in their bird bath in the garden.

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 am not a fan of older vintage postcards, especially the small ones. You may like to send them to people who really appreciate them. 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, SLOTHS,

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

also like birds,

succulent plants and gardens (either flowers, vegetables or trees),

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.

Ratings

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Comment: Hi hi! Thank you ever so much for the incredible postcard!
Response: You are welcome, Jess and glad you like the postcard. Thanks for the heart rating.
indigo68 rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP #3 on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Jenny! :)
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart rating.
Liiskah rated for AS: Send 4 Postcards on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thankyou! I love the USS Arizona and Adelaide ones, they're going straight into my 'travel journal' pile :D
Response: You are most welcome. Glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thak you so much for the postcard! Stay safe and well :)
Response: You are most welcome and glad you like the postcard. Thanks for the heart rating.
teddygirl rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP #2 on Apr 25, 2020
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Comment: I really loved the ships, such a nice postcard thankyou :) Thanks to adhering to my profile :) Much appreciated :)
Response: My pleasure and happy you like the postcard. Thanks for the heart rating.
indigo68 rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP #2 on Apr 21, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful scenic postcard, thank you!
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart rating. Happy you like the postcard.
Aussie2369 rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP #2 on Apr 20, 2020
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Comment: woohoo!!! what a lovely bright Post Card I am new to post cards... I like it very much thank you also for your message you are very sweet Jenny xxoox
Response: Thank you and I am glad you like the postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful loon PC. They are quite a lovely bird, very striking markings.
Response: Glad you like it and that it arrived safely. Took quite a while to get there though.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Response: You are most welcome and I am glad you like them and they arrived safely. Thanks for the heart rating.
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Cards came thru just fine this time, Jenny. I was laid off from my job this week (I am a corporate travel agent) and am staying home trying to avoid Covid-19. My entire state has a stay-at-home requirement till at least the day before Easter. Take care and be well!
Response: I'm relieved your postcards arrived safely. Thanks for the heart rating. Our schools have finished the term early, starting holidays already and some have shut. Many people are home from work as businesses have shut down. We are encouraged to stay at home, only going out for essentials. Two family members are expecting to be laid off work this week. Take care and good health.
sakura15 rated for Post Cards Flowers on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard to brighten my day before my country goes into a 4 week lock down! :O
Response: You are welcome. We are also in stage 2 lockdown now, but indefinitely - for some months possibly.
lovesreward rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #20 on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, I especially love the Bryce Canyon card, as my husband and I visited there for our first time, last summer and I love the Esther Williams card - don't think I have seen the movie "Bathing Beauty" but I do love old musicals! I am listening to the "Singing in the Rain" soundtrack right now! Take care and stay well. <3
Response: Thank you for your heart rating and I am happy to learn that you like the postcards too. An old favourite musical of mine is "Fiddler on the Roof".
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cool interesting postcards!
Response: You are welcome and I appreciate your heart rating, thanks.
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Comment: All very nice PC's, thank you
Response: I'm glad you like them and thanks for the heart rating.
nannycat rated for Post Cards:-)Boats on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the p.c .I would love to travel on her but i think out of my price range.love the stamps. and thank you for joining my swap ..warm regards Wendy
Response: My pleasure Wendy and thanks for the heart rating. I would love to travel, but like you, rather out of my price range.
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Comment: Thanks again for all the wonderful cards, Jennifer!
Response: You are most welcome and thanks too for another heart rating.
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #187 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards, Jennifer! Worked out well combining the two swaps, and I love the stamp on your envelope! But speaking of the envelope, boy did the post office do a job on it! By the time I got it the bottom and one end were completely open at the seems - I was surprised (& HAPPY!) everything stayed put in there and was really glad you used the paper wrappers to separate each set of cards.
Response: I am relieved to hear you received the swaps safely, despite the envie being wrecked. Glad you like them. I also received one recently with a big hole gauged down the middle. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: This are cool! Thanks so much.
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart rating.
Mark63 rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for another nice PC. :-)
Response: You are welcome Mark and thanks for your heart rating.
BluBerry rated for THE GREAT AUSSIE POSTCARD SWAP on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart rating.

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Comments

susieq11 on Jan 15, 2019:

I love the heat but can’t blame you for staying in. Not much you can do in such high heat! Here it’s -11C now. Brrr! Supposed to dip down to -19C on Sunday. Awful!! Stay cool!!!

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!!

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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