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jayneblonde002

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jayneblonde002
Date Joined: September 9, 2018
Last Online: August 21, 2019
Birthday: December 8, 1972
Country: South Africa

About Me

Before I begin my profile details, it has unfortunately become necessary for me to state the following:

Unfortunately the postage system in South Africa is a little ...unstable. I do ask for patience and understanding if it takes a while. Please understand that South Africa is a third world country and our services are very much third world. I've actually had a postal clerk ask me if Russia was in the UK or the USA! Please contact me if you have any concerns before rating me down. Lately deliveries seem to take anywhere between a few weeks to 2.5 months. If you are not comfortable with that then please don't participate in international swaps or don't let me participate in your swap if you are hosting and don't want your participants to wait that long. I have spent a fortune re-sending mail only to have the original mail arrive anyway. I am happy to resend after 2.5 months but I am always optimistic that your mail will arrive much earlier than that. I will be patient with you too.

And now the rest....

I am a mother of two teenagers and just getting through things one day at a time. I yearn to be more creative and am trying out various styles/types/techniques of art and creativity to address this need. I've always wanted to travel but never really had the opportunity so I hope to be able to swap with people from all over the world and learn more about different countries/cultures.

I live in a little village next to the sea on the east coast of South Africa. We have lots of sun all year round but strangely I'm more of a rainy day girl - I love my coffee and blanket snuggles.

Besides the teens, I have two cats and a darling little doggy that I love dearly - so dearly they call me the "smother mother".

Favorite Music

I'm really quite an 80s chick in terms of music and love my 80s rock and pop. I've influenced my daughter's taste in music in this way so now I have an 18 year old who listens to Aerosmith!

Movies and Television

I've got to say The Notebook and The Lakehouse. I could watch those over and over. I'm also a huge fan of psychological twists so think Shutter Island, Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, oooo and The Others.

TV-wise I'm into Black Mirror. I really enjoy watching the Amazing Race. I wish like crazy that the Amazing Race would come to South Africa as I would definitely participate. And I really enjoy Modern Family. At the moment I can't stop watching The Great Interior Design Challenge and I've got plans to redo my bathroom because of it.

Favorite Books

My all-time favourite book, which has been my favourite for the past 18 years and has never had the title of "My Favourite Book" usurped, is Crosstitch by Diana Gabaldon, or the Outlander series as they are known now. Epic. Absolutely epic.

My second favourite book of all time is "When Hoopoe's Go to Heaven" by Gaile Parkin. I need to read it again. And I don't usually read books twice. But this one is a winner. The humour is too lovely and the drama bitter-sweet. It's captivating.

Besides that I tend to find myself looking for Stephen King and Dean Koontz on the shelf. This year I'd like to breakaway from that and get a bit more adventurous with my reading so I make notes of everyone's favourites on Swap-Bot and add them to my Library List.

Hobbies and interests

My hobbies and interests include reading, playing squash, painting, scrapbooking, ATCs, geocaching, crochet, genealogy and postcrossing.

Stuff I Love

  • Steampunk ephemera
  • Non-USA postage stamps.
  • Ticket stubs, old game pieces, etc. that can be used in scrapbooking and ATC making.
  • Wax seals already made that I can stick onto things for decoration.
  • Sticker sheets.
  • Washi tape.
  • My daughter and I love trying out different flavoured teas as we don't get a very interesting/wide range here.
  • Post-its/sticky notes.
  • Die cut shapes.

Ratings

MSturgill87 rated for MM! May 2019 Something Swap on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: I'll gladly change this if something arrives.
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Zanet rated for Alice in Wonderland PC Swap #8 on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Dear Melinda, thank you for lovely postcard and quote... This one took unbelievable five moths to arrive and yet again we can only blame the post:)) Never mind, I love it and hope to swap with you again! BTW: good luck in the rugby world cup final!
Zanet rated for Bird Themed Postcard Swap 🦆🦉 on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Dear Melinda, thank you for beautiful postcards that has just - after 4 months - arrived:)) Not to worry, I dont mind waiting and always happy to swap with you! For others who will read this - it was not Melinda´s fault, she has sent it on time.
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: I will change rating when I receive swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely coins you made for me! I just received your envelope. It says "delivered to the wrong address." I'm glad I got it and it wasn't lost forever. Hugs, Diane
metrognome rated for ISS Animal PC on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: your postcard arrive finally. after 4 months traveling. thank you.
Cheyenneshea rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: I got your lovely postcard. Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I don't worry about how long international mail takes especially certain countries. It wasn't too bad as it only took 7 weeks and I have had others take lots longer.
marymary914 rated for ATCE&T: Direct to paper on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and extras!
Karebear110 rated for Washi Swap- Send Your Favorites! on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your washi with me! I especially love the floral. The cat stickers are adorable too. How frustrating that washi is hard to come by where you live.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the PC!! It looks warm in Puerto Rico!
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Comment: What a surprise today, couldn't believe my eyes ….. your postcard arrived in my mailbox after …. more than 4 months .. it must be a record , haha ! where did it stay all this time? but all ends well. I am very happy, it is my first postcard from South Africa . Thank you so much , Melinda .
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Comment: More great cards -- the turtle one is just lovely. Thank you!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Two x Two PC #3 (global) on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: More great cards from you! The Scotland one is so pretty! Thank you.
Lonestarchild rated for AN: A to Z PCs (global) #2 on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Fun cards -- love the PIG! Again, apologies for delayed rating....being gone 3 mo made the mail pile up!!
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Comment: Such fun cards! Love the Aussie watercolor and thanks so much for the extra stickers! Appreciate your patience with my delayed rating -- we've just returned from being away since mid-May.
ema819 rated for 20 used past stamp#48✿♥‿♥✿ on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stamps and address labels.🎀🎀🎀
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Comment: This has finally arrived. I LOVE THE BLANK POSTCARD! TYVM wishing you happy endings to all your swaps

Rating Overview

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4.9715 337 9 9
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Comments

SeleneW on Jun 15, 2019:

Thank you for the resend of Blue PC. It is a gorgeous card that I will be putting in my journal. I received both and rated the first one. You are a great partner to have.

flowers

SeleneW on May 14, 2019:

puppyandkitten

Thank you for being a great partner!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Tricia22 on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you for all the goodies very nice of you to send☺💜

simcoe54 on Jan 31, 2019:

Global Swap Tag - Rated Swappers Only -- Thanks for the wonderful banknote. Perfect for my collection.

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your beautiful pet photos to include in my album!! I am so very excited to add them in. Let me know when my mail to you arrives :) If time passes where you think it's time for a re-send, let me know that too :) Thank you again for this amazing trade!

myancey on Nov 26, 2018:

Thank you for the unassigned pc for postcard roulette. Love the owls and love the South Africa stamp. Thank u so much.

tasminskye on Oct 9, 2018:

It has been pouring here today. I love the sunshine, but I do love the rain! I also love to crochet and I'm starting to learn more about genealogy. Fun things we have in common. Profile Love October

happy book lovers day

Autumn5 on Oct 6, 2018:

Profile Love - October

"How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning." - Vincent van Gogh

flowers

FlynnxRider on Oct 6, 2018:

Shutter Island Profile Love - October

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