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Date Joined: June 12, 2012
Last Online: March 19, 2018

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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,

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, 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.


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.


vlhafer54 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of PCs. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of cards, Jenny. Love that handsome sailing man!
Response: You are most welcome and thanks for the rating. Yes, that sailor was rather handsome.
Onyx rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5D on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! I especially loved the Arkansas River card and the Sedona card. Sedona is a favorite place and we spent my birthday there this year.
Response: Glad you like them. You are very welcome and I thank you for the heart rating.
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #150 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: More great cards from the land down under! Thanks very much, Jenny.
Response: You are most welcome and thanks for the rating.
anicka22 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #150 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome.
CWarner rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5C on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful cards, Jenny! Having never heard of Macquarie Island, I looked it up and found it to be a very interesting UNESCO place! As a travel agent I use my postcard swaps to help with geography. take care, Carol in Colorado, USA
Response: Hi Carol, I'm glad you like the postcards. Good that they are of use, too. Thanks for the heart rating. Regards, Jenny.
Comment: Thank you for the nice PC's, and the bonus Marilyn too :)
Response: You are welcome Dawn and happy that you like them, Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for all these beautiful South Australia PC! I love to visit new places! Thanks too for the extra and yes, we are much colder than you right now! We actually have snow now! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating. We had +44*C yesterday (+110*F), way too hot!
Comment: What a great PC. The one at top left was VERY human like!
Response: Glad you liked it. Yes, very unusual gorillas and human-like. Thanks for the rating.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4V on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Wonderful selection. Thank you!!!
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of PC's!~
Response: You are welcome, glad you like them and thanks for the heart.
Mark63 rated for AS: Alphabet PC's #7 UVW on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for more nice PCs. :-)
Response: Once again, you are very welcome. Thanks for the rating.
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.
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.
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,.
Response: Thank you
aladyde rated for Transport Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 26, 2017
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.
Comment: Hi Jenny! These butterflies are nice, thanks!
Response: You are welcome and I'm happy to know you like the postcard.
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.
Comment: Thanks Jenny. I really like this set of Butterfly Maxicards. :-)
Response: Glad to hear it and thanks for the rating.

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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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