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jayneblonde002

jayneblonde002
Date Joined: September 9, 2018
Last Online: April 18, 2019
Birthday: December 8, 1972
Country: South Africa

About Me

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.

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
  • Any little bits and bobs and tear-offs, ticket stubs, bits and pieces 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

By The Way...

Unfortunately the postage system in South Africa is a little ...unstable. I do ask for a little bit of patience and understanding if it takes a while. 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. I'm always happy to resend.

I believe there is a problem with the South African postal customs for incoming post. It may take a while for me to receive your stuff. I will never rate someone down because it took long for me to receive so please don't stress about that. I will continue to wait patiently and I will contact you if too much time has passed.

Ratings

Bookaunt rated for Bookish Women: Postcard Swap on Apr 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Diana Gabaldon is also one of my favorite authors
Cobweb rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #40 on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Lovely Thank you so much
Vickyen rated for AN: Two x TWo PC #2 (global) on Apr 17, 2019
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Comment: Hi Melinda! Thanks for the pcs - never met one I didn't love! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
BTim rated for Artist Inspired ATC: Paul Kremer on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for joining my swap! Thanks for the card!
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Comment: Finally arrived! I think you could have swam it across the Atlantic faster...lol! Ethan will love the coins too, thank you for thinking of him
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caf1988 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #40 on Apr 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: It came! What a fun filled envie -- lots of surprises! Thank you so much!
Isa2020 rated for QUICK Scavenger Hunt For Items on Apr 13, 2019
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Comment: Hello! I just received your envelope and thank you so much. I love what you send !! Bye
Tracykason rated for Variety Pack #3 on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: So wonderfully thoughtful, thank-you. My husband was very happy to take the banknote as he frames his money collections.
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Comment: I really like that a couple of your selections are specific to your country...and the stamps in the little library pocket are great too! Thanks for everything and best wishes to you, Mar
Dorkydactyl rated for Artist Inspired ATC: Paul Kremer on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for this ATC! I think it captured the inspiration well :)
porpie5 rated for PH: Animals and Their Locations on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards and the magnet with the foxes on it. I liked the bee on the stamp on your envelope! Thanks again and Happy Swapping!
sokakkedisi rated for Van Gogh Postcard on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
vacths95 rated for Share Some Poetry! #2 on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVED what you sent to me! You deserve one hundred hearts! Thank you so much!
silvermoonsnake rated for Not your country PC on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your card
ljm2g15 rated for Disney Princess Postcard Swap - INTL on Apr 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for my lovely postcard, I loved it <3
newrule rated for QUICK Washi Sample swap #2 INTL on Apr 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely washi samples and the extras!

Rating Overview

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Comments

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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