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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: December 15, 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, SLOTHS,

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.

Ratings

anicka22 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #6A on Dec 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, your handwriting is beautiful
Response: Thank you.
justmesks rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #13 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for another awesome swap. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Response: You are most welcome and I'm glad you like the postcards. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Hi Jenny thank you for the Koala bear PC Oh yes you are in summer mode now and we are heading for winter :) Enjoy. peace love light
Response: Thanks for the heart rating. Yes, summer is well and truly upon us now. +42*C (106*F) here today! Way too hot for me. Keep warm.
dogkisses rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #12 on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC's and note. I especially love the dog of course. Have a great day.
Response: I am glad you like the postcards and thanks for the heart rating.
Fritosmom rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #25 on Dec 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Australia PC-WOW!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and I am happy you like the postcard. The south coast is a beautiful and popular area, with lovely beaches.
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Comment: thank you for the awesome card
Response: You are most welcome and I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcvards. HHappy swapping, Linda
Response: Glad you like the postcards. Wow, July - that took a while, but at least they arrived. Thanks for the heart rating.
TexyDeb rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5Y on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: The Lord blessed me with you as a partner. Thank you very much. So many postcards in such a variety. I appreciate it. Have a blessed holiday season.
Response: Thank you for your nice comments and also for the heart rating. I wish you peace, good health and happiness.
miia rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - OCTOBER on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your colourful flower postcard! I like it! :)
Response: Thanks for your heart rating and I am glad you like the flower p.c.
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Comment: Thanks for sharing the unique horse-drawn tram card. Looks like a fun way to travel!
Response: Yes, it is an interesting mode of transport from the mainland to the island and back again. Reminiscent of earlier 20th century. Glad you like it and thanks for the heart rating.
CWarner rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -NOVEMBER on Nov 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card, Jennifer! Tasmania has always seemed a very fascinating place to me so I'm sure their museums are wonderful.
Response: You are welcome and I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for an interesting PC. :-)
Response: You are welcome, Mark and thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thanks! Lovely to hear from you again :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating and glad you like the p.c. I like that one as well, very peaceful and great artwork.
satinification rated for Envelope of Animals 2 on Nov 9, 2018
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Response: I am relieved they arrived.
justmesks rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #11 on Nov 5, 2018
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Comment: First off I love the note paper you have---"Any day spent quilting is a good day". The cards are awesome! I love the large rocking horse Did You Know and the montage. Thank you!
Response: I am very glad you are happy and like the pc's and note paper. You are most welcome. Thanks for the heart rating.
coleenfranks rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #2 on Nov 2, 2018
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Comment: Love those cards, Jenny. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart rating, Coleen and glad you like the postcards.
soccer8s rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #157 on Nov 1, 2018
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Comment: Love these!
Response: I'm happy you like them and thanks for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Nov 1, 2018
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Comment: I love the postcards!!! Even a Dingo! What a great name, Humpty Doo! Hope you are doing well and that you enjoyed the visit with your niece! : ) Thank you so much! xx Great geisha envelope too!!
Response: Hi Susan, Thanks for the heart rating and glad you like the postcards and envelope. Yes thanks, we had a lovely time when my niece visited. There certainly are numerous strange and funny names of towns here, especially in the outback.
biphobe rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5X on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: These cards are sooo super cool! Expecially the 2 cards with the building design/graphics are so much on point! Yes, the name Nagy is very common in Hungary (the most frequent family name actually :) )
Response: I am happy to know you like the postcards. Thanks for the heart rating and information about the Nagy name. :)
LadyJo rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #2 on Oct 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of pc's! I love the New Zealand with the cows the best!
Response: I am glad you like the postcards 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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