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JenniferMernastin

JenniferMernastin
Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: June 24, 2019

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.

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Comment: Love the PCs Jenny, thanks!
Response: I am glad you like the postcards, my pleasure, and thanks for the heart rating.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #16 on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome, Dawna and thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards! They looked great! ❤❤❤ And thank you for using beautiful stamps on the envelope too! I think that's the first crocodile stamp that I've come accross 💌
Response: I'm pleased you like the postcards and thanks for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #6 on Jun 13, 2019
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Comment: Hi Jenny! Wonderful postcards as always - and I thank you!!!! Both dog ones are so special and thank you for the pig too. All are great! I love the beautiful seahorse and coral envelope - and your note! I sent you a swap yesterday and hope you receive it soon. xxxx
Response: I'm glad you like the postcards. Lovely to swap with you once again. I look forward to receiving your pc's. Thanks for the heart rating.xxxx
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection! :)
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: We meet again, Jenny! Love everything that you sent, especially your note! We also used to come to this region on holidays, sometimes with two or three other families. The dads stayed behind to go to work, while the mums and the kids (upwards of six) did the holiday thing. There were always plenty of things to do around here and (back then) enough people to do them with! Thanks again for a great swap! Tracy
Response: Hi Tracy, I am so glad you like the postcards. I still have very fond memories of holidays spent on the Y.P., especially the beaches. Numerous times family friends met on the beach, where the men did dragnet fishing and the women cooked the catches on a barbecue. We had some wonderful evenings on the beach, especially Balgowan. Thanks for the heart rating and hope to catch up again soon. :)
sakura15 rated for AS: 5 random facts PC on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: I love Peonies as well :) I liked the Disney post card you chose! Thanks
Response: I am glad you like the postcard. Interesting facts you shared. Thanks for the heart rating.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on Jun 6, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely love all the postcards that you sent this time. Thank you
Response: I am glad to know you like them. It is often frustrating trying to choose at times, as we have such a limited choice here, unless we purchase p.c. from overseas. Thank you for the heart rating.
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #6O on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Hi Jenny! Always so happy to find your mail in my mailbox! What a beautiful bird card and I adore the postcards. The donkey and dog one is fantastic!!! Most of all I love your note and it’s great catching up with you. I hope your son and his family were ok in Peru. That is scary. Yes, it was so very hard saying goodbye to Daphne. Breaks my heart. I know she won’t suffer and that makes me feel better. She was such a loving pup, we were so very lucky to have her!!! Hope you are feeling better and doing ok. Lots of hugs!!! xoxo
Response: Sometimes the mail arrives overseas very quickly, as yours did. I am happy you like the postcards. Yes, my son and family arrived back in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, safe and sound. Quite a memorable occasion to be in an earthquake while on holidays. I am glad you are feeling better. I know that heartbreak of losing precious pets too often. I am feeling much better now, thanks. Thank you for the heart rating. Hugs back to you. xxx
kittyfun rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #63 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Loved it!
Response: Glad you like the postcards. At times I am amazed at how quickly they arrive overseas. Thanks for the heart rating.
Inkeltje rated for PROFILE BASED POSTCARD SWAP - MAY on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the great flowercard, and the matching stamp! I love it!
Response: I am glad you like the postcard. We do have many beautiful, colourful wildflowers in Australia. Thanks for the heart rating.
fortannam rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #16 on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!
Response: It was my pleasure and thank you for the heart rating.
Liiskah rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #171 on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Thankyou! Great cards as always! It's always great to swap with a fellow Aussie :D
Response: My pleasure Lisa and always nice to swap with you too. I was surprised how quickly they arrived. Thanks for the heart rating.
MeggyMoo rated for AS: 5 random facts PC on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the card, Jenny! My next project is - of all things - a picture quilt kit that I bought in Alaska 15 years ago! I figure it must be time to begin!!!
Response: You are welcome Tracy. Boy, that arrived to you quickly. Best wishes with your quilting. I have too many that need to be completed! Thanks for the heart rating.
nyxluna rated for MM! May 2019 Send 3 Postcards on May 28, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the lovely postcards, the opera house is very special. we have a building here that tries to mimic it a bit called canada place. Happy summer to you :) cheers
Response: Thanks Christen and I am happy you like the postcards. We are just beginning our winter season and days are noticeably colder now. Thanks for the heart rating.
travellinCat rated for May 2019 3 postcards in envie on May 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!! I love the NASA post card. !!
Response: Good to hear it Catherine and thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: I love all the cards you sent! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome and I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet postcards and your note! I was so happy to get them!
Response: It was my pleasure Natalia and I am glad you like them. Thanks for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you very much for your postcard!!
Response: You are most welcome and thanks for the heart rating.
Tuutis rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #5 on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Response: You are welcome.

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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!!

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! :)

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