Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: November 17, 2017
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,
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
patchwork or quilting postcards, which are very hard to find if not impossible in Australia,
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.
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