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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: November 17, 2017

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 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,

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, 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

Mark63 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #7 UVW on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for more nice PCs. :-)
Response: Once again, you are very welcome. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you Jenny for the lovely Alice postcard <3 Hope all is well! Sending our best wishes.
Response: Thanks for the rating and glad you like the postcard.
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Comment: There's a bear in there...So generous of you Jennifer. Snake River Canyon is rather interesting, where are you getting those cards?
Response: Pleasure! Glad you like them. There were only two in that set, which was available from Australia Post for a short time last year. The Canyon one came from a swap mate in the USA.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, Jenny and for choosing ones based on my profile. I've encountered a lot of alligators, but have never seen an albino one!
Response: You are welcome and I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating,.
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Response: Thank you
aladyde rated for Transport Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I read a lot about the Australian-English history. I would love to go on a cruise some day.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and glad you like the postcard. If I ever have the opportunity, I would love to go on a cruise along the River Rhine and also a river cruise in Alaska/Canada.
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Comment: Hi Jenny! These butterflies are nice, thanks!
Response: You are welcome and I'm happy to know you like the postcard.
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Comment: Lovely cards thank you. I am so jealous if you have actually been to Bali. Mary
Response: No need to be jealous, Marija. I have not been to Bali. A friend got me some postcards when she went there. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thanks Jenny. I really like this set of Butterfly Maxicards. :-)
Response: Glad to hear it and thanks for the rating.
sakura15 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #6 QRST on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: A pleasure once again ^_^ Thanks for the post cards. I still get surprised about how lovely your handwriting is every time haha. Thanks
Response: Thank you and thanks for the rating. My pleasure.
goinjenny rated for ANIMAL PC #11 K is for ... on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending blank. Hope you are feeling batter!
Response: You are welcome. I am still battling along, but do feel a little better thanks Jenny. Hope you do too. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Terrific PC !!! Thank you!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I thought you would like it. I love British comedies too, especially those two rascals! :)
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Comment: Hello Mrs. Jennifer thank you for beautiful rose :) I received this card Today. I think its so long >.< postal delivery so late :( but Im happy this card finally arrived :) Thank you
Response: Hooray! Thank goodness you finally received it Fiqa. I was concerned it may have become lost. I am happy you like it and thanks for the rating. :)
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Comment: Hi <3 What a great card! - we love Daisy :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and I'm glad you like cute little Daisy.
sakura15 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #5 MNOP on Oct 5, 2017
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Comment: I love the Marlon Brando movie poster post card! How the posters have changed since back then!
Response: Happy to hear you like them. Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: If I could I would give you one billion hearts just for having a dog named Bonnie....lol. Thank you so much for sending me so many cute bears they made it safe and sound here in Toronto =) Loved the postcard so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard, Bonnie and thanks for the heart rating. Bonnie was a wonderful companion and I still miss her. Yes, nice name!
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Comment: Thank you so much for lovely cards!
Response: You are most welcome, thank you for the rating
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Comment: Hi, Thank you Tigger is (sshh don't tell my cat) so cute, I hope he is in a good home now. Australia has great maxi cards but our post is not so good anymore.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and glad you liked the maxicard. Yes, Tigger is cute, but then I love dogs, especially terriers. Australia Post are increasing postage costs again on 2nd October (big groan, sigh)!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: You are welcome Shelley and thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc's!
Response: Glad you like them and 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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