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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: April 10, 2021

Country: Australia
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About Me

I'm back at uni, so I won't be on here as often.

If you have not received a swap from me or from members in the groups I've hosted, PLEASE let me know before rating! I will resend and I will message participants too!

Tired Student™

CURRENT: Due to COVID-19, there will be postal delays to and from Australia. Please allow extra time for what I've posted to reach you. ALSO, there are some countries no longer delivering to or accepting mail from Australia, please consider this in all swaps. Thank you ^_^

IMPORTANT: If you haven't received a swap from me or a rating, please let me know!


NOTICES

Post may take longer than usual to reach me and also, to reach you.

Currently, I'm busy with family stuff and this means I will not be on swap-bot as regularly and won't be able to reply to messages straight away.



Hi!

If you have messaged me on swap-bot lately, I will get back to you! I just have a lot of messages and sometimes the messages I mean to reply to quickly get lost amongst all the others.

If I haven't rated you yet, I either have yet to receive your swap or it's in my "to be rated section of mail" (as I get a lot of mail, outside of swap-bot as well; and I do have my studies too)...so, please be patient with me.


I'm currently a University and TAFE Student studying a double degree at ACU as well as a course in library and information services.

I'm an avid reader and writer (and yet I still have no idea what to say).

I have two gorgeous doggies, they're both very excitable and love going for walks!

When it comes to hobbies, I love to give different things a go, so at the moment I'm very much an amateur cook and baker; I love walking, hiking, cycling and tons of other things, too.

I've learnt a few languages here and there; French (being the one I'm most familiar with), a little Dutch and German. I'm still learning, but if you have any unique sayings in your native tongue (in any other languages than just those mentioned above), I'd love to know!

Favourite Books

My being a bookworm and all means I might have a few favourite books (although it's hard to choose...and they tend to change every couple of months).

  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  • There's Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • All For The Game Series by Nora Sakavic

Currently Reading: textbooks yay.


rec me a book if you dare ;)

Favourite TV Shows

I love a lot of TV shows! Though I haven't seen a few for a while - I've been more focused on studies. Here are some of my faves:

  • Doctor Who
  • Outlander
  • Sailor Moon
  • Orphan Black
  • Sense8
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Derry Girls
  • Stranger Things
  • Anne with an 'E'
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Charmed (the original version)
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

(and a notable mention would have to be "Round The Twist" which is basically an aussie tv show I watched as a kid and it is ICONIC)


Anime I am still rather new to anime, I used to watch a lot with my cousins when I was younger.

  • Haikyu!! (I keep crying over this)
  • Sailor Moon
  • Banana Fish (I am ruination, this has wrecked me)

Favourite Music

There are so many types of music I love; here are some of my favourite bands/musicians:

  • MIKA
  • Lorde
  • Hozier
  • Meg Mac
  • Paramore
  • The Killers
  • St. Vincent
  • Amy Shark
  • King Princess
  • Glass Animals
  • Janelle Monáe
  • The Cranberries
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Florence + The Machine

(and there are so many others that I just adore, but I'll keep the list this long.)


Note

A lot of the time post to and from Australia does tend to take a while, so allow over a month for a swap of mine to get to you.

However, if you don't receive a swap within that timeframe, message me and I'll resend.

Postcards

I thought I might add a postcard section!

I tend to love any postcards I receive, so send any you have my way.

However, I do tend to love these types of postcards if you wanted to send something specific:

  • artsy, vintage, painting, etc
  • doctor who, space-themed
  • snugglepot and cuddle pie (aussie classic literature or any classic (kids) literature from any country)
  • botanical, plants, food, etc
  • virginia woolf, sylvia plath, classic female writers
  • bookish themed (eg, covers, characters, etc)
  • dogs, puppies, cows, foxes, owls, wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, dolphins, bats, etc.
  • recipe themed (I don't eat meat, so I would prefer recipes without meat, however I would never rate down if you were to send me a recipe with meat in it)
  • puzzles
  • forest, wilderness, nature
  • seasonal postcards: halloween, christmas, easter, autumn, etc

But honestly, I do love any postcards I receive! So, send whatever you prefer, I don't mind!


If you want to add any doodles or illustrations to anything you send me, I would greatly appreciate it! It brightens my day to see an illustration on a postcard or envelope!

Favourite Films

I don't know if I necessarily have "favourite" movies, but here are some that I really love:

  • Studio Ghibli Films (ie. My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, are some of my faves so far but I do love them all)
  • MirrorMask
  • The Incredibles
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Captain Marvel
  • Shazam!
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Mummy
  • The Dark Crystal
  • Moana
  • Treasure Planet
  • The Matrix
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • George of the Jungle

There are a few others that I can't think of at the moment, but those are just some of the movies I love!

ABC's of Me

So, I've seen this section on a few other profiles, I thought I'd give it a go myself!


A - Advice (particularly the writery kind), Alice in Wonderland, Animation, Art, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Animals from Across the Globe, The Adventure Zone (TAZ), Autumn, Anne of Green Gables, Artist Stamps, Airmail Stickers/Stamps (if you're from NZ, I would so love the par avion stickers),

B - Baking (and yes, it's different to cooking!), Books, Book Recommendations, Body/Skin Care Tips, Birds, Bookmarks, Botany, Bats, Book Art, Banned Books, Bees, Blackout Poetry, Banana Fish (anime but trying manga soon), Bookplates,

C - Cooking, Coins, Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Character Art (from like books and movies), CDs, Comics, Cassette Tapes, Cultures (Cultural History, I love learning about different cultures around the world), Candles, Coral, Chocolate,

D - Doctor Who, Dogs, David Tennant (basically, he is awesome), Dolphins, Dice, Dugongs, The Dark Crystal,

E - Ephemera, Envelopes, Embroidery (love it, I'm terrible at it, would love to learn it), Enamel Pins, Exercising Tips,

F - Fairies/Fey/Fair Folk, Fantasy Creatures, Facts About Your Country, Fruit, Fan Art, Flowers, Facts About Anything, The Fairly Oddparents, Foxes, Fables, Frogs (I adore them), Fish, Ferrets,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens, Galaxy, Graphic Novels (recommend me some please), Ghosts, Gardening Facts/Tips, Geometrical Stuff, Geography (more for design elements than anything), Gothic Stuff, Gore, The Good Place,

H - Handwriting (especially handwritten letters), Handlettering Books/Sheets, History, Handmade Things, Harry Potter (Ravenclaw, Yo!), Historical Fiction, Haikyu!! (I am obsessed),

I - Information Centres, Illustrations, Ink, Inkpads,

J - Jellyfish, Jaguars (the animal not the car), Jewellery,

K - Knitted Things, Koalas, Kookaburras, Kangaroos,

L - Languages, Letter Sets, Libraries, Library Due Date Cards, Leopards, Lions, Lilypads,

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon, Maxicards, Mice, Manuscripts, Music Sheets, Mint Unused Stamps (any country), Magazines (particularly illustrated like Frankie, Flow, Breathe, etc)

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature, The Neverending Story, Notebooks (one can never have too many), Notepads,

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Ornaments, Orange (colour & fruit), Octopus, Otters,

P - Proverbs, Platypus, Pen Pals, Postcards, Penguins, Pixies, Podcasts (only a newbie though), The Power Puff Girls, Paper, Postage-themed Goodies, Pineapples, Pears, Peaches, Puns, Photography, Power Rangers, Plants, Pumpkins, Peter Rabbit, Pigs,

Q - Quotes & Sayings, Quokka,

R - Reading, Recipes (I want to get into a Vegetarian/Vegan Low FODMAP diet, so any suggestions, I'll be happy), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ribbon, Rabbits, Rubber Stamps,

S - Selkies, Sailor Moon, Sirens, Stamps, Stickers, Stationery, Socks, Souvenir Coins, Scooby Doo, Silk, Shirley Barber (Author), Science, Sci-Fi, String, Stars, Spring, Space, Studio Ghibli, Sun, Sharks, STEM, Spiderman, Squirrels, Stitched Goodies, Sunflowers,

T - Tote Bags, Tea, Twine, Tapas (great comics), Tickets, Tigers, Trolls,

U - Ukulele,

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos, Vampires, Virginia Woolf, Voltron: Legendary Defender,

W - Writing, Wax Sealed Letters, Washi Tape, Winnie the Pooh, Winter, Waratah, Whales, Wombats, Winter, Wasps, Webtoons, Webcomics, Whimsical things,

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


Ratings

monsbrick rated for R&W In March I read .... EMAIL on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Wow! What a great selection of books you’ve read this month. Inspired by your compost and recycling reviews. Thinking about adding those to my list!
Whovian487 rated for LLU: Send a Bookplate on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cool bookplates. 😀 Thanks for your letter and other goodies as well. I’ll be sending out a letter soon.
dcp0112 rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for a great swap....see you next time. Happy Spring!
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap. :) Loved the card you used - so cute. :)
Junkjournalsandwords rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Response: Thanks so much for the rating!!
CWUmom rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Are you asking if I am wholesome? Thanks for the kind words.
Response: Haha, I think I might have put a question mark in the wrong place, whoops! I mean you seem wholesome as a person! Thanks so much for the lovely rating! I hope you have a superb day <3
WavesofJoy rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi, there! I haven't watched them all, but Kiki's delivery service, Spirited away and Arrietty are definitely my favorites. Not that Totoro is too far behind, the melody/song 'Totoro, To-toro' is something I start singing out of nowhere. :)
Response: Oh I love love love those ones as well! Kiki's Delivery Service is like so warm and comfortable and yet whimsical, just all of them are so good! I sing that too, always unexpectedly! Thanks so much for a lovely rating and the heart! Have the loveliest day ever ^_^
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely pc that brought back memories
Response: Thank you so much for a sweet rating! Glad it bought back some memories, I'm hoping they were cheery ones! Have a tremendous day :)
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Comment: OMG!!!! This is by far my favorite package to date! I feel utterly spoiled with all of these fantastic sweets. This was such a wonderful unexpected treat, I feel so special to receive such a lovely gift. I’m loving the Koala, kangaroo, and your pup’s pic!!! I’m off of work this week for spring break and just got my book of the month and a few other new reads so you know ill be snacking right along!!!! thank you so much for making this swap such a special delight!
Response: IT ARRIVED TO YOU I AM SO GLAD!!!!! It was honestly the same price to send as what I had planned to send you so I thought might as well upgrade and give you some extra goodies instead <3 Gah, I am just so glad you liked it all! Let me know which sweet is your fave! Just so happy it arrived and you like it all! Thanks so much for the rating Heather and the heart, definitely made my day!
grammypammy rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Well thank you so much for the nice comment! So fun to find someone else interested in early childhood!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating! Always cool to find someone with similar interests! Stay safe and have a phenomenal week :)
Naeco rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: "Why can't I say fork?!"
Response: Honestly it's such a good show! Thanks for the rating ^_^
cherlita rated for Leave a comment #3 on Apr 6, 2021
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Comment: Aww I'm flattered! (That's not weird) I have seen the latest season of CAoS, I prefer the earlier seasons tbh! The show was cancelled too early!
Response: I prefer the early seasons too and I had no idea it was cancelled!!! Thanks a bunch for your rating and the heart though! Can't wait to swap again in the future ^_^
PerArduaAdAlta rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #27 ⭐ on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: From your lovely envelope with all the BEAUTIFUL Australian stamps, to the fantastic teas, three of which I've never tried! I'm excited, thank you so much!
Response: I am so excited it reached you and you like it, and glad about you getting to try new teas!! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Have a great week :)
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Comment: Jess, you deserve all the hearts for this swap! Thank you so much for your lovely note and the magical Happy Mail. I love all of the little extras and the Australian book marks. I am such a library nerd! Keep the wonderful swaps coming ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am so glad it arrived to you! I was a bit worried about it once I created the envelope to be honest. Also, it's always a pleasure to swap with you! I am definitely a library nerd too! Thanks for the heart too! Stay safe and hope you're doing okay <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! You really didn't have to send all those extras, I feel so spoiled right now haha. I love everything you sent and it's not even my birthday yet (which will be the 29 of April)! :) how did you get that Korean incredible postcard? I love it! and the envelope was so lovely decorated! 💕 I'm sorry you struggling, but I do understand. I don't go into detail because I don't know if you want people to read it, but I do understand. There are a lot of things in your letter then sounds so familiar because I also experience a lot of the same things. Yea, I think it's hard to get appointments here also. (I can't even book a dentist appointment unless my teeth are falling out or something lol) I'm also willing to go see a psychologist but those are so expensive and I don't have the money and the cheaper ones are not taking new clients at the moments or the waitlists are too long... I understand not talking about your feelings. I do the same, tbh. I prefer to just keep it to myself or write it in my journal. The latter really helps! Do you journal? It also helps me relax and write my thoughts downs. Other things I do to relax atmre watching Netflix or disney+ and writing fiction. I'm trying to write a book at the moment. I also read a lot! (at the moment not that much sadly because of time..) the genres I like vary a lot. I also love children's books and fantasy books. One of my favourite children series is 'a series of unfortunate events'. Currently I'm reading a fantasy books series, which is called the queen's alpha. Thank you so much for the bookmark and the book stickers BTW! It's hard to imagine what I would be doing if covid wasn't happening, but we had so much planned last year. A lot of trips that had to be cancelled. We wanted to go to Norway, Hungary and the Netherlands. My boyfriends parents live in Hungary and my family lives in the Netherlands and my boyfriends best friend lives in norway. So we had a lot of planned, but due to covid all got cancelled. The first thing I will be doing if it is possible again is book a flight to see my family. Living in another country can be lonely sometimes, especially during the pandemic. I really want to see them, even though I haven't been on a plane in more then a year and I'm already getting anxiety by thinking about it... I just wish covid would go away already and get back to the normal world :c I don't know what my favourite moments of the year are. Maybe that I started my etsy shop? :) I'm really busy working at it atm. Something I always wanted to do but haven't done... Publish a book. Haha. Hopefully I will some day. Thank you so much, If you every want to talk about anything just send me a message as well! I will be there, lol :P Stay safe and have a nice day! 💕
Response: I love sending goodies though when I can ^_^ Happy Early Birthday!!! Oh, message me about that postcard because I honestly cannot for the life of me remember at the moment. Yeah, reading your profile before sending off the letter just made me think we might have had a few similarities and I'm just thankful your so understanding and yeah ^_^ They definitely are expensive for sure! I started journalling again this year and sort of mixing it with crafty stuff so i felt more inspired to actually jot stuff down but I kind of stopped when uni started up again, but I am determined to start up again with it! How long have you journalled for? Ohhhh good luck with writing the book, I bet it's gonna be killer; what's it about? Well, I hope that sometime soon you'll be able to meet up with your family again!!! Thanks so much for your lovely message/rating and heart! I hope you're doing okay too and yeah, am always here if you want to send a message! Stay safe <3
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Comment: I agree with your "words" also and I've added the book to my TBR list. What a coincidence how we both picked books on children & war. xxMuggleMom
Response: A lovely coincdence! Thanks for the rating, Toni! I hope my ratings for the other swap went through now ^_^
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Comment: Thank you for your beuatiful letter, Jess! I love the postie-sticker on the envelope- What a great idea! Will have a look for a German version. :-) And thank you bunches for the teas, especially the Irish Breakfast!!! ♥
Response: Ooh, let me know if you find a german version of it, I think it'd be neat! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! So happy you liked the tea as well! Have a great week ^_^ Can't wait to swap with you again!
Eclectonote rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 31 on Mar 28, 2021
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Comment: Fantastic mail art! I love the collage envelope and the wonderful postage stamps. Not to mention the classy wax seal. Thanks so much for the extra postcards - great style. I'll send the book cards along on their journey. See you in the mail.
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! Thanks for such a kind rating, Amy! Have a lovely week :)
Hyshu rated for World Postcard Day on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap
Response: Thanks for the rating! Have a fab day :)
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Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: No worries! Thanks for the rating!

Rating Overview

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Comments

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

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Hello! I’m starting back to school next month for my Bachelors Degree. I’m an avid postcrosser. I have a couple postcards to send you. Do You like them written or blank?? Have a great day and good luck 🍀 with school!!

redyellownow on Apr 6, 2021:

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Hi Jess!

Wishing you well with your studies - we cannot have too many book and language lovers in the world, in my opinion. Keep up the good work :-)

StargazerHM on Apr 6, 2021:

Thank you for the Lovely library lovers participation PC and book recommendation! My mailbox is filled with love from you today!!!!

Naeco on Apr 6, 2021:

Yes I was so sad when The Good Place ended! But I eventually found other quirky shows. Crazy Ex Girlfriend is my current kick and it's over the top.

That's cool you used to do photography! Thank you for the compliment - all of those were taken with my phone (though I have a DSLR I never use hahaha).

Have a great week - Rebecca

moonmold on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hello Jess. Fellow student! I hope your studies are going well and aren't too hard on you, good luck! Have a good day.

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good morning!!

I have the book Dark Matter on my shelf and have for ages! Haven’t read it yet! I think I’ll give it a go as soon as I finish my current book. Anyways I hope you have a wonderful week!

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lrm1980 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi Jess! Greetings from St. Louis, Missouri (Midwest USA)! Hope you are well! Florence + the Machine is one of my faves too! I also love Ani Difranco, Rising Appalachia and MaMuse. Have a blessed day! ~Lindsay

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FranciscaKarsono77 on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a comment #3 Swap Hellooo... Greetings from Australia. Hope you have a wonderful day 💗❤️💗

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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Greetings from England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

May you start this new day with your beautiful smile and happiness 😊

Love Bonnie 💗

tinylans on Apr 5, 2021:

hello jess! greeting from indonesia! double majoring seems rough and i hope you're doing great! good luck on your studies!

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