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hellojett

hellojett
Original Member
Last Online: February 2, 2023

Country: Germany

About Me

Germany now has a postal strike. Please be patient with the mail.

Please make sure my surname (not my username) is clear on the envelope above my address.

I’m an Aussie, living in Berlin, Germany. I finished studying a Bachelor of Art and Diploma of beauty therapy, which I do not use. I read a lot, mainly fiction but also some informative books on a wide range of themes. I also read a magazine that I have a subscription to in German. With books I like to have one German book and one English book on the go. I like cutting pictures out of magazines and sticking them in books to make new journaling pages. I enjoy playing bingo, which is nostalgia from playing with my grandmother when I was younger. I like photography, especially black and white photos and old polaroids. I love flowers, household plants and learning about their benefits. I am learning about what plants from the weed variety are actually edible, like dandilion or nettle. I enjoy taking holidays and looking forward to exploring Europe more. Winter is my favourite season (as long as I can be warm!). I like all colours, but especially purples, reds and greens. I am quite happy with my own company and never seem to run out of things to do. That said, I have a boyfriend and a black cat and I enjoy their company too!

I love cat related things - especially black cats. I also love mice and blackbirds. Ferns, pheasants, carnations, snowdrops, ivy, oak trees, nature, dried/pressed flowers. I love gypsy caravans. Historical items. Any kind of cute stickers are welcome! Even the dreaded sticker flakes. I am religious, but in my own kind of way. I can't get enough washi tapes, I'm always happy to receive some!

I would love to receive anything with the common blackbird on it. It is my favourite garden bird.

Favourite Season: Winter Favourite Colours: Purple, Forest Green, Crimsen, Gold and Silver

Favorite Music

To be honest I don't listen to so much music anymore. But generally easy indie or something a little unique. I listen to mainly podcasts. In particular - The Higherside Chat Show Crrow777Radio Michelle Gibson (on YouTube)

Favorite Crafts

I'll try anything, I'm currently crocheting a cardigan and I am learning how to knit colour-work socks with mushroom patterns - see Stoneknits on Etsy. I enjoy cooking and will often cook something from a recipe book, but generally it should have a picture so I know what it should look like. I enjoy my junk journaling and making collages. Colourful or interesting papers, cutouts and washi are always welcome so that I can make something from it. Letter sets/notecards, memo papers are always welcome!

Stickers, even puffy stickers! (Nothing too childish). Magazine/Newspaper cut outs, dicuts, things I can use in a junk journal. Anything cat related, floral, nature, pretty.

Favorite Books

Cold comfort farm - Stella Gibbons. My Struggle (series) - Karl Ove Knausgård Anastasia (series) - Vladimir Megre Flames - Robbie Arnott Though a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen

Favorite Movies

Indie films! Suggest some from your country please! I generally will not watch big Hollywood films including Disney. I can no longer tolerate violence or to be honest sex-scenes. I do not see how it really enhances a film. Subtle and not in-your-face is always better. I enjoy watching foreign films, dramas, especially Japanese dramas because they are quite slow and calm (but generally not Manga).

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I enjoy swimming (in a swimming pool) and try to also go to the gym regularly. I enjoy Pilates. I work full-time in an office. Unfortunately my commute to work is quite long and that makes me tired! But I do get to read a lot which is great. I love the idea of The Beartaria Times, building a community and living simply. I like vintage designs, flowers, nostalgia, old traditional christmas & snow scenes. Australiana!

Likes & Dislikes

I am happy to take any notecards, notepapers/memopapers, letter sets!

I would not like to receive food items. I do not need or want disney, hollywood, manga items.

Thank you! :)

Ratings

susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun 35 on Jan 31, 2023
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Comment: How lucky to receive another swap from you, yay! I love everything - the beer coaster is great - and I can use it all! I hope your bike ride went well - I will have to look up that challenge you mentioned. Hope the exhibit was nice too! I appreciate everything and thanks for joining!! xoxo
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Comment: Thank you for the delightful letter! I loved how you bounced from topic to topic, I felt very cozy reading it, like we were spending the evening together but not talking too much - like old friends, even though we've never met. I loved your cat story about the mouse and your drawing - hope she's doing well too!
patricia8288 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #35 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
susieq11 rated for THEMED NOTECARD #3 on Jan 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the nice long note on an adorable puppy card! I really love kitschy, cute, vintage-y things too! I agree with you about trades - wonderful, useful skills, almost always great pay and benefits -- and you're out working faster than college with a guaranteed job! Nothing bad about that! I know all about having an older pet too - we stopped vaccinating ours for many years on the advice of our vet -- I mean, what harm could have come to a toy poodle who cuddled in bed and was held most of the day, LOL! Luckily we had someone staying at our house with her so we could travel! Your summer holiday plans sound amazing - I looked it up! When you have that not far away there's no reason to go further! Looks soooo nice - the canals, wow! Most weeks I add a new location to my wish list -- this is gong on it! Thank you for joining and I really enjoyed your letter - thank you for taking the time to write so much - much appreciated. xoxo
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #327 on Jan 26, 2023
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Comment: I really enjoyed your note and absolutely love the cross stitch tags you sent. I've never seen anything like them. I'm so glad you were my partner.
Response: Great! I’m glad you liked the note and the tags! I still have a few so hopefully I’ll get a chance this year to cross-stitch a couple.
Rylinga rated for CPG: Flower Notecard - Global 🌸 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. A beautiful notecard and beautiful stickers. Also it was interesting to read about you 🙂 How is your hand?
Response: I am glad you liked my card. My hand is fine, I just sprained it I think!
jeka396 rated for IFM: Washi Doing-January? on Jan 24, 2023
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Comment: Thanks so much for the washi. I loved reading your chatty note, it was a most excellent addition to the swap!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #326 on Jan 21, 2023
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Comment: Hi Carys! I hope this finds you feeling better and thank you for the share about your week! The Sauna sounds amazing!! Thank you for the goodies as well! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Hello Carys! How have you been? In the best of health, I hope. I received your swap today and thanks so much for sharing your extremely long note. Which I enjoyed reading. And, Thanks so much for postcarossing postcards. Glad to hear, you're a member of it too! So much fun isn't it? i love getting postcards from all around the world. But some I've encountered, don't put much effort into it. A lot of times and just recently, I got a postcard from the Netherlands and she didn't write anything, except the postcard ID and put rubber stamp images all the postcards. To me, it seems they don't have their heart into it and so, begs the question, why are they in postcrossing. I'm sorry. But I joined it for not only the postcards. But to hear about their life and about their home where they live. I very much enjoyed your letter and loved your answers to the swap. Which I was looking for in your letter, he he! I'm right there with you, on some of the confusing swaps and have been where you were. Anyway, loved your letter/answers and the postcards. Sweet of you to have sent those. So now, My question for you is, Did you want a new pen pal? You letter has many things we have in common. Which is what I love about it! if you want to, you can message me, to let me know if pen palling is what you would like. take care and have a wonderful day!
Response: Great! I am glad you enjoyed reading my card/letter. I've also had those postcards with just stamps or stickers on it. I think they are from a meet-up and they have their own stamp made. You're welcome to reply and tell me about your week, where you live etc.! That would be nice. To be honest I prefer the spontaneity of Swap-Bot, I'm not good with commitment of a penpal! :)
TryshaH81 rated for CPG Just a Note #18 - Global on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your sweet letter & extras!!! I love that you read my profile!
mrsD rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise! 69 on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: aw this was a great swap with an even greater little letter. thank you for the personal touch! xo
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #321 on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Love everything about this! The friendly decorated enve with the Lady Bugs and the "message in a bottle" postal stamp, and your decorated card and foxy stationery, and the beautiful watercolour Whales pc extra!! And reading your letter was such a pleasure. Funny how your partner is always leaving his jacket or whatever behind, and your wonderful plans for xmas. And so fun to read about your sewing project, and I hope you finished your dress too. Absolutely delightful, and I'm so glad you were my partner. Thank You!
Response: Thanks for the detailed comment! I am glad you liked my ramblings!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great letter! We have quite a bit in common. :) I'll be writing back! A good name for a podcast would be Dispatches from The Mops Nest, I think.
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 15, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for all the blue stuff - I love it all!
katjalves rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #322 on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for everything
9O96O rated for SPCP - December photo(s) on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: I love seeing what Christmas is like for you in Berlin. My mother was from Germany so we celebrated Christmas on the 24th. This was very handy. My husband's family celebrates on the 25th so we could visit both families each Christmas. I love the Raclette table setting. Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.
lrm1980 rated for SPCP: Photo walk on Jan 12, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the great photos and description of your walk. I really enjoyed seeing everything! The pink building is beautiful, and I love the statues next to the water.
cassie3001 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #324 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: It's nice to hear from you for one of these swaps and I hope that by now, you've received my notecards. It's difficult for me to keep track of things I haven't been rated for sometimes when I send a lot around the same time. First of all: I love that you wrote the days of the week in German. What an eventful weekend! The owner of the building you live in sounds horrible! I hope everything worked out well with the window. Your whole story about your boyfriend and how he loses things made me laugh. I'm confident that my nephew will be that way when he's older because even when I remind him to take his things, he still ends up leaving them places. Haha! Thanks again and Happy New Year!
uiltje rated for ESO: Art Journal #3 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comment: Yes, yes! It arrived in just 2 days. And that is amazing. Now I have to think about the next round.
Response: Great, I am glad it arrived safely!
cfranchii rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
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Comments

JanHardt on Jan 15, 2023:

Hi Cary’s, Thank you so much for adding the Hot Air Balloon page to my Mini Art Journal. I love the hand sewing! Thank you for returning the finished book to me. Best to you, JanHardt

Rainydancer on Oct 23, 2022:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

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