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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: December 10, 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!


NOTICES

I have eight major assignments due soon, 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 the year or the beginning of next year. 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 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 (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

Currently Reading: Proud by Juno Dawson and various authors


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!


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
  • 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, 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, Botany, Bats, Book Art, Banned Books, Bees,

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,

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

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,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens (haven't seen the TV series yet, so no spoilers), Galaxy, Graphic Novels, Gardening Facts/Tips, Geometrical Stuff, Geography (more for design elements than anything),

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

I - Information Centres, Illustrations,

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

K - Knitted Things, Koalas,

L - Languages, Letter Sets, Libraries, Leopards, Lions,

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

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature,

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

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, Rabbits,

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

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

U -

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos,

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

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


Ratings

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Comment: Ha! Yes, it is very small compared to the metropolis you thought you were visiting a few states away! I'd like to travel to those as well.
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Comment: lovely card thank you, merry christmas
Response: Merry Christmas!!
MelbourneGirl rated for Mythical: A Postcard Swap on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for a beautiful postcard :) :) Have a great week too!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart ^_^
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #19 on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: I love all the washis you sent! Thank you for the extras too πŸ’• You shouldn't have. My favorite out of all of them must be the jellyfish one. So pretty!
Response: I'm so happy you liked all the washis! You're definitely welcome! I'm glad you liked the Jellyfish one! Thank you so much for the heart too, and the lovely rating! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ^_^
oldsoul rated for Mental Health Month on Dec 4, 2019
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Response: Thank you!
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Comment: Perfect card for me!! Thank you so much! This one is going on the wall next to the stockings!
Response: I'm glad! Gah, I'm so happy you liked it that much! Thanks a bunch for the heart as well! Have a very splendid holiday season!
Elenamarie rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the festive postcard. I love how you decorated the message side. Thanks for the cool stamp too!
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm glad you liked how I decorated it! Thanks so much for the lovely rating and the heart! Have a stunning week ^_^
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Comment: Thank You for the assorted Washi
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart! ave a lovely day!
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Comment: Hello Jess, Your adventures sound great. I can confirm that the Haveli restaurant is delicious and well worth the visit. And so are Attenborough Nature Reserve and the Visitor Centre. Clifton Library is really quiet and calm - a perfect place to go and write. Happy Swapping Mickie
Response: Ooh cool! Thank you so much for reading about the adventures! I hope you have a stunning weekend ^_^
xthemasonsx rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #81 on Nov 28, 2019
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Comment: Aw thank you so much! I LOVE these PCs I think the puppy one was so adorable too. Thanks a bunchπŸ’“πŸ’“ this was my 1st time getting something from "down under" too!much love to you
Response: You're so very welcome! Yes, the puppy one is adorable! Gah, I'm glad I could be the first aussie to send you something then ^_^ Thank you so much for the heart and the lovely rating! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
jeiknee rated for Blind washi swap on Nov 26, 2019
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Comment: I love all the washi samples that you chose for me! Thank you so much :D Wishing you a lovely day ~
Response: I'm so glad you loved everything! Thanks a lot for the heart, too! Have a wonderful week :)
SatisHuman rated for love is love is love is love on Nov 24, 2019
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Comment: I love the card and the sticker! I wish the US would catch up with the rest of the world.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks a bunch for the heart! Yeah, I wish for that too!
SkaGirl rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the lovely extras!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a lovely day :)
RoseStryker rated for What is your music like? #3 on Nov 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks so much for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks! Alice always works.
Response: I'm glad! Thanks for the heart!
hanifahsekar98 rated for What is your music like? #3 on Nov 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies you sent with the postcards!
Response: You are so very welcome! Thank you so much for the heart! Have a wonderful day ^_^
Hugsie86 rated for Bookworm Corner: October 2019 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: That's a whole lot of reading you did there! Thank you for sharing!
Response: Gosh, it didn't feel like that much reading, but I guess it was! Haha ^_^ Thanks a bunch for the rating and for hosting these swaps, I love them!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 431 94 99
Completed Fives Threes Ones
376 554 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
77 273 26 0
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Comments

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 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?

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