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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: August 25, 2019

Country: Australia
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About Me

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


NOTICE: My great grandma's birthday is coming up on September 1st, and she's turning 96! If anyone would like to send her a birthday card, postcard or short letter then private message me and I'll give you her address!


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 langues 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 by Alice Oseman
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang

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
  • Jane The Virgin
  • 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:

  • Lorde
  • Hozier
  • Meg Mac
  • Paramore
  • The Killers
  • St. Vincent
  • Amy Shark
  • King Princess
  • Glass Animals
  • Janelle MonΓ‘e
  • 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!


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
  • Hidden Figures
  • Moana
  • Treasure Planet
  • The Matrix
  • 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, Art, Animals from Across the Globe, The Adventure Zone (TAZ), Autumn,

B - Baking (and yes, it's different to cooking!), Books, Book Recommendations, Body/Skin Care Tips, Birds, Botany, Bats, Book Art, Banned Books,

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,

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

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, Facts About Anything, The Fairly Oddparents, Foxes,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Suduko), Goblins, Good Omens (haven't seen the TV series yet, so no spoilers), Galaxy, Graphic Novels, Gardening Facts/Tips,

H - Handwriting (especially handwritten letters), Handlettering Books/Sheets, History, Handmade Things, Harry Potter (Ravenclaw, Yo!),

I - Information Centres, Illustrations,

J - Jellyfish,

K - Knitted Things,

L - Languages, Letter Sets, Libraries,

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon,

N - Nymphs,

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Ornaments,

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

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

S - Selkies, Sirens, Stamps, Stickers, Stationery, Souvenir Coins, Shirley Barber (Author), Science, Sci-Fi, String, Stars, Space, Sun, Sharks, STEM,

T - Tote Bags, Tea, Twine, Tickets,

U -

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos,

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

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z -


Ratings

MrsCrafty rated for Deco-A-Letter Swap! on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the extra diecuts! That was such a nice thing to send and a wonderful surprise to receive! You really out-did yourself with decorating the envelope, all the colorful pens, washi tape, and doodles. I loved opening and reading through it! I look forward to responding to all your questions as well. I can tell you really read my profile and I just overall loved it and appreciate all the time you spent on it (: Thanks again!
Francella rated for Love Your Bookshop Day on Aug 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the bookmark and the postcard! What a coincidence that you have Maltese ancestry! I have family members living in Australia too :)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you so much for the heart! It is pretty incredibly! Honestly, I was so excited to finally send something to Malta (my dad was ecstatic too, wondering if perhaps you knew any of his extended family from there!). Thank you once again for the heart, and thanks for the kind rating! Have an awesome week :)
riftvegan rated for First and Last Lines no. 14 on Aug 22, 2019
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Comment: Love the frog postcard, thank you! And, no, I've not heard of Obsessed... I'm just looking it up. Looks pretty intense, how did you like it?
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Ooh, it's pretty tough actually! I've had to put it down because it's a hard read for me, so I will get back to it hopefully next month. Thank you for the heart by the way! I hope you have an incredible weekend :)
firekingashtay rated for Mail Tag Swap #11 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so muchπŸ’›
Response: You're welcome! Thanks a bunch for the heart!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #74 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sending an awesome postcard in an envie! So neat! And thoughtful of you to read my profile! Thanks!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked the postcard! Thanks a ton for the heart :) Have a great weekend :)
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Comment: Thank you for all the stuff. I will write you back and reply to all your questions!
Response: You are so very welcome! Thank you x a million for the heart! I look forward to your reply ^_^
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in July 2019 on Aug 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Jess, you must know my address by heart now, having gotten me as your partner so often lately! Thanks for the orange themed card hilariously depicting just the kind of beach-goer I go out of my way to avoid - the ones who pollute the area with their cigarette butts & snack wrappers while bombarding anyone nearby with loud music & fruit scented sunscreen! I suspect the artist detests them as much as I do! beautiful stamps on your envie as usual. How I'd love to see all that flora & fauna myself some day.
Response: Heya! I am so freaking glad you liked it! It was a bit of a gamble between two postcard, so I'm glad to have chosen that one to send you :) Happy you liked the stamps too! Thank so much for the kind words and the heart! Have an awesome weekend ^_^
KSENiA rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart ^_^
sakura15 rated for Love Your Bookshop Day: E-Swap on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: I adore that enamel pin! :O Thanks for sharing
Response: You're so very welcome! The enamel pin is pretty cool! Thanks for the heart! Have an awesome week :)
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Comment: Hello, thanks for all of the recommendations on your library card postcard. They're all new to me; I think I shall start with Dark Matter. Great postage stamps, too!
Response: Hey! I'm sorry if it looked dodgy! It didn't turn out the way I would have liked. Though, I am glad you liked all the recommendations! OH MY GOODNESS, DARK MATTER IS INCREDIBLE! I hope you'll like it! Also, thanks so much for the heart! Have an incredible week and happy reading!
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Response: Thank you for the rating!
Hugsie86 rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the reviews. I really liked the cover picture of "Shadow of the Fox". Love the colors on that one!
Response: The cover is stunning! I love that particular version over the US edition! Thanks so much for the heart by the way! Have tremendous week :)
Hugsie86 rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #9 on Aug 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for your answers! I enjoyed reading them!
Response: You're very welcome ^_^
Karen07 rated for R&W: Stamp Prompted Swap on Aug 17, 2019
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Comment: Got your letter today Jess. Nice job! Thank you! I enjoyed the swap. :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad the letter got to you okay! Thanks so much for the heart!
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Comment: Dear Jess, thanks for hosting this swap ( not the first one of yours I joyned:)) and thanks for lovely postcard. I have tulips in my garden. In fact I think I have this exactly same variety you sent.
Response: Thank you ever so much for joining the swap, I seriously appreciate it! That is so awesome, I'm glad I chose that particular postcard then ^_^ Thanks for the heart, by the way! I look forward to swapping with you in the future! Have a wonderful week :)
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Comment: Thanks Jess! :)
Response: You're very welcome! Sorry for the horrid writing! Thanks so much for the heart!
SkaGirl rated for Love for ad cards #4 on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're very welcome! Hope you liked it! Thanks for the heart!!
madebymilla rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 15, 2019
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Response: Thank you for the rating!
dorcii rated for Love for Bookshop Email swap on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your email, it was a joy for me to read it! :) I'm surprised about the woman that she kept the shop open for you longer - this would definitely not happen in Hungary! :D
Response: You're very welcome! Yeah, she was super nice and just was lovely, gah, she had nice conversations with everyone (I was in the bookstore for a while)! Thanks so much for the rating! I look forward to swapping with you again ^_^

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 334 66 67
Completed Fives Threes Ones
293 422 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
60 211 22 0
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Comments

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 decorateπŸ“πŸ“š Go to forest and beach is best place

Have a great day

Ashinamiharuka on Jul 14, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #2!!!!

Konnichiwa πŸ™

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!!!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒ·πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ«

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

rarjones on Jul 10, 2019:

opps to big - dont know how to shrinkit lol it says:

IF SPEAKING KINDLY TO PLANTS HELPS THEM GROW IMAGINE WHAT SPEAKING KINDLY TO HUMANS CAN DO?

rarjones on Jul 10, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #1 Hi there! It is a very hot day here in my part of the world (Illinois United States). I have never traveled much out of the US once to Canada only. I shy away from interntional swaps due to postage and delays in sending. Thiso ne I thougth woudl be fun though and assured to arrive safely. I am going to try my first attempt at psting a pic here for you - hope it works?

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