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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: April 6, 2020

Country: Australia
Etsy

About Me

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 matters and this means I will not be on swap-bot as regularly and won't be able to reply to messages straight away.


Note to Pen-pals and other Correspondence

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you! I am just supremely busy and I will get back to you! I have over 50 people to get back to, not including people from other websites and my original penpals, so it is likely you'll receive my response/letters toward the end of April or after Easter because class is back and I am a busy bee! I am sorry for this! I do truly bring a whole new meaning to the phrase 'Snail Mail'.


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!

I'd love to have some more penpals from around the world! So, if you think we'd get along or have some things in common, send me a message!

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
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Heartstopper (Volume 1 & 2) by Alice Oseman
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang
  • 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: The Library of the Unwritten by A. J . Hackwith.


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 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • 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)

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
  • MirrorMask
  • The Incredibles
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Captain Marvel
  • Shazam!
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Mummy
  • 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,

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,

C - Cooking, Coins, Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Character Art (from like books and movies), CDs, 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, Embroidery (love it, I'm terrible at it, would love to learn it), Enamel Pins,

F - Fairies/Fey/Fair Folk, Fantasy Creatures, Facts About Your Country, Fan Art, Flowers, Facts About Anything, The Fairly Oddparents, Foxes, Fables, Frogs, Fish,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens, Galaxy, Graphic Novels, 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,

I - Information Centres, Illustrations,

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

K - Knitted Things, Koalas, Kookaburras, Kangaroos,

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

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon, Maxicards, Mice, Manuscripts, Music Sheets,

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature, The Neverending Story,

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

P - Proverbs, Pen Pals, Postcards, Penguins, Pixies, Podcasts (only a newbie though), The Power Puff Girls, Pineapples, Pears, Peaches, Puns, Photography, Power Rangers, Plants,

Q - Quotes & Sayings,

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,

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

T - Tote Bags, Tea, Twine, Tickets, Tigers, Trolls,

U - Ukulele,

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos, Vampires, Virginia Woolf,

W - Writing, Wax Sealed Letters, Washi Tape, Winnie the Pooh, Winter, Whales, Wombats, Winter,

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


Ratings

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Comment: Liked your selection of books especially Hairy Maclary. I'm not bias coming from NZ. The Australian themed books look really good too. will check them out when the libraries finally open.
Response: Haha, Hairy Maclary is the best, and pshh be as biased as you want (I always try to read some Australian fiction and recommended it to people) ^_^ Thanks for such a wonderful rating as well! Stay safe, healthy, and happy!
Flavie rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #21 on Apr 2, 2020
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Comment: omg it was so perfect! thank you so much!
Response: No worries at all! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day! Stay safe and healthy ^_^
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Comment: Thanks for the book review! I am really interested in the 'Magic Possum' book, it seems lovely and the story is my cup of tea :D
Response: No worries at all! Possum Magic is phenomenal and I adore it, honestly, the illustrations are gorgeous and whimsical! Thank you so much for the lovely rating and for teh heart! Have a wonderful day; stay safe, healthy, and happy!
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Comment: With all of the stay at home orders we are under, going to the mailbox has a whole new meaning. Thank you for making my day!
Response: You are honestlyvery welcome! Thank you for brightening my day with your lovely rating! Thank you as well for the heart! Have a magnificent day, stay healthy and happy ^_^
colleenbUSA rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 20 on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the extras included! Stay healthy!
Response: No worries! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy as well ^_^
greenwindow rated for Email Questions #1: About Me on Mar 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!<3
Response: No worries at all! Thank you so much for the heart! Stay safe and keep well ^_^
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Comment: Hi Jess thank you for the Dorothy Wall "Blinky Bill" postcard. I love the illustration on this one, and the postage stamps and washi tape are so cute...esp. that Wombat stamp . Happy Spring swapping. Be safe. peace love light
Response: I am so glad you like it! I was really happy to be partnered with you to share it ^_^ Thank you for such a lovely rating and for the heart! Have a lovely day! Stay safe and keep well xx
ariestess rated for My Playlist in February 2020 on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some stuff to check out in Spotify!
Response: No worries at all! I'm glad you found some stuff to listen to ^_^ Have an awesome day! Keep well xx
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Comment: I got your library postcard. I will save it til the next round. Thanks for the bookish postcards.
Response: Gah, I'm glad it got to you! You're very welcome! Thanks a bunch for the heart! Stay safe, keep well and have a lovely day xx
AmyMarie rated for Favourite Reads on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the list of books on the postcard. Great postage stamp!
Response: I'm glad it made it to you! Thank you for the rating! Stay safe and keep well xx
euniceq rated for What's in a Name? -PC Swap on Mar 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your name's origin with me - and the funny story with it! Also, thank you for such a cool and creepy postcard, complete with spooky washi tape! :)
Response: No worries at all! Most people find that particular nickname weird, but my family think it's hilarious. You're very welcome! I checked out your profile before sending and couldn't wait to use my spooky stash of goods! The artist is Weiliwonka (https://www.instagram.com/weiliwonka/) if you wanted to check them out! Thanks a bunch for the lovely rating and the heart, it brightened my day! Stay safe and keep well xx
caf1988 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #85 on Mar 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Love the cards!
Response: I'm so glad they got to you! Thank you ever so much for being understanding and for your patience! Thank you also for the heart! I hope you have a magnificent day! Stay safe and keep well xx
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I haven't actually ever heard of May Gibbs or her work, or of Blinky Bill. It might be a regional thing. I grew up reading books that were definitely not suitable for my age (Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, etc.), so I do still have those books, simply because I never outgrew them, haha!
Response: You're very welcome! Haha, they're very Australian so most nobody outside of Aus has heard of them. That's so cool! I've not read Agatha Christie's works yet, but I've heard great things, you've prompted me to bump some of her novels up my TBR. Thanks a bunch for the heart as well! I hope you have a wonderful week. Stay safe and keep well xx
tigerlily2110 rated for Email Questions #1: About Me on Mar 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much.
Response: You’re very welcome! Thanks for the heart!
margeux rated for February 2020: What Did You Read? on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Verrrrry impressive! Go you! Thanks for sharing the book covers and your thoughts. I enjoyed the "fun facts" sprinkled throughout, too.
Response: Haha, perhaps, I guess ^_^ Thank you so much for such a lovely rating and for enjoying it! Thanks for the heart as well! Have a great day :)
Jjean rated for February 2020: What Did You Read? on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: No worries! Thank you for the heart!
Cha13 rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Fabulous postcard! Thank you for sharing . Now is the right time to isolate ourselves and read happily until the storm passes xxx Take care
Response: You're totally welcome! I'm glad you liked it! You take care as well xx
mysmashbooklife rated for My Playlist in February 2020 on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your playlist!
Response: No worries at all! Thanks for the rating!
Ashzaller rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #4 on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so so much for the awesome cards and the bonus items 🥰🥰🥰
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks a bunch for the heart as well!
BTim rated for My Playlist in February 2020 on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your songs and providing links. I'm enjoying diving into the artists who I am not familiar with!
Response: No worries at all! I hope you'll like them! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 522 113 117
Completed Fives Threes Ones
455 656 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
88 341 26 0
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Comments

dmwcheng on Feb 13, 2020:

Hello. I hope you're all good in Australia. Stay safe!

AlexandriaV on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel for A Swap with an Act of Kindness!! I loved all of the neat postcards and love that your classmates and friends are helping each other through the assignments!

My dad was particularly amused when I was sharing my mail with him and he spotted young Hillary right away and then I told him it was coming from Australia. :) And Michelle Obama too!! We both laughed about the Queen stamp: it's still a weird thing to imagine that everyone rags on the US general population fascination with the royal family, while at the same time no one picks on the Australian's (I've never been) and Canadian's (I've visited many times) continued connection to the crown as independent countries. Just a fun international observation. :)

Thanks again!!! Totally worth the wait and I very much appreciate your gift of angeling.

🤩Alexandria

P.S. so oddly, my local library doesn't have PROUD...which surprised me because last month they comissioned a performance/reading of excerpts from a number of recently banned/challenged books...many of them having LGBTQ themes (at the heart of the reason they were banned/challenged).

tentmari on Jul 23, 2019:

JATWCT: Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Sending warm Christmas wishes your way. Merry Christmas in July!!!

Janevey on Jul 15, 2019:

Profile hello from all over #2

Hello!! I hope your week start well. Mine have because I got a day off from work.

Have a nice day!

~Janevey

4rean4friend on Jul 14, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #2!!!!

Hello from Malaysia

I will going to traveling and feel so happy, how was your day? My journal waiting to decorate📝📚 Go to forest and beach is best place

Have a great day

Ashinamiharuka on Jul 14, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #2!!!!

Konnichiwa 🙏

Hello friend, how are you today? I'm good here and want to go post office today, I need to buy some stamps and send some mail.

Xoxo 😊

porpie5 on Jul 11, 2019:

HAPPY HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE

Trying again...

porpie5 on Jul 11, 2019:
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JATWCT: Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Jess! Have a wonderful Christmas in July and see, you can get some relief rom the heat just by looking at the photo! All the best, Charlotte (porpie5)

Christine1982 on Jul 11, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #1!!! Ty for joining my swap!!! Think about the beauty still left all around you and be happy -Anne Frank. I have Jo idea how to put a pic on here! I tried and it didn't seem to work!!! So sad!!! I have to go college tomorrow. It is certainly a adventure!! Well anyways. Have a great week!!! And smile always!!!! 😄😄😄😄😄😄🌹🌻🌷🌺🌸💐🍫

Janevey on Jul 10, 2019:

Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Hello! It's only 168 days to Christmas so here is my seasonal greetings for you. Christmas is my favourite holiday!

Best regards, Janevey

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