Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2020 6:36 am


Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: February 20, 2020

Country: Australia

About Me

Tired Student™

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


Due to the fires in Australia, 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'.


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: The Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black.

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 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.)


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.


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, Frogs, Fish,

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, Trolls,

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,


Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome!
KSENiA rated for CL: January Reading Log - Electronic on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Loved how you added info from Goodreads. I am into graphic novels right now and I liked your review of Cosmoknight. O added it to my TBR
Response: No worries at all! I hope I didn't ward you off with my crazy mind-riddled reviews. I'm glad you liked the Goodreads info too (I tend to use it often, along with NoveList). Gahh, it's so good to find someone else who is into Graphic Novels (I'd recommend The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, it's awesome). I'm glad you liked my review of Cosmoknights, everything about it was awesome and I have to keep recommending it to people. I hope you like it when you get to reading it! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart :) Have an incredible weekend ^_^
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #84 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cards! I especially love the doggo and the book ones!
Response: Hi! I am so glad they reached you and you like them! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Have a wonderful week :)
KarenFife rated for PH: List 5 Series - Movies on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the “book” postcard! I have never heard of any of your favorite movies‼️😕 Will have to check them out soon. Love the postal stamps!
Response: You're most welcome! Oh my gosh, you haven't? That's crazy! I'm glad you're gonna check them out ^_^ Thank you so much for the heart by the way! Have a great week :)
Comment: Hi Jess, thank you for the wonderful Alice in Wonderland PC Happy 2020 swapping. peace love light
Response: You're very welcome! Happy 2020! Thanks so much for the heart as well! Have a wonderful week :)
AnnaofTarth rated for 2019 Reading Recap on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending your list. I really enjoyed reading it.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks a bunch for the rating <3
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards! I really love the book ones and the fairy!
Response: I am so glad they got to you and that you like them! Thanks for the heart by the way! I hope you have a wonderful weekend ^_^
Vickyen rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 18 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Jess! Received your lovely envie - just in time for a new swap - yippee! Thanks for the stickers and extra pc, so sweet of you! Are you having any issues with mail due to the fires - so sad to see all the loss! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hi! I am so glad you like it and that it arrived in time! Hmm, only that the mail is taking a little longer than usual but that's to be expected, of course. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
kertasborneo rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Jess! Thank you very much for always following up and resend when I have yet to receive it. I love it!
Response: I am so glad it finally made it to you! I am sorry they never reached you when it was supposed to! Thank you for being so patient and understanding! Also, thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope 2020 is a great year for you!
Comment: the cards arrive safe and sound, ready for the next round. Also, special thanks for the extra card! For your grandma: "Hiányzol !"
Response: I'm so glad! You're welcome! Also, thank you so much, I'll let her know! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a lovely 2020!
chelle523 rated for A Year in Review on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! It sounds like you got a lot accomplished this past year! Happy reading in 2020! :)
Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely rating and for the heart! I did have a good reading year, I hope 2020 is just as good! May your reading in 2020 be spectacular!
colleenbUSA rated for A Year in Review on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Sounds like you had a great year!
Response: It was great! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
AZmom875 rated for A Year in Review on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Nice review. Thanks for hosting.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!!
Rainydancer rated for 3 Prompts - Dec - International on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I hope you and your family are okay and keeping safe.
Response: I'm glad it got to you! We are, I hope you're well too! Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart! Have a wonderful weekend!
Bookaunt rated for 2019 Reading Recap on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list. I liked the pdf you sent
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks a bunch for the heart!
Allylu rated for A Year in Review on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness! So many books! I saved the PDF so I could refer to it later because there are some books there that I would like to read - although my TBR is too big already! Thank you!
Response: Haha, just a few! I mean who's TBR isn't already too big anyway, may as well add some more to the list! Thanks a bunch for the rating as well!
fairypretty7 rated for First and last lines No.17 on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: We were in Adelaide visiting family during the heatwaves and fires but faraway enough away not to be affected but thank you for your thoughts. All Australians are affected though via the smoke as it appeared to travel foe miles, and we also lost a lot of Wildlife. Your book sounds interesting I will look for it next time I am in the bookshop.
Response: I'm glad you stayed safe during everything and I hope you continue to stay safe!!! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! xx
mamajoy rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #20 on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Jess...what a happy package I received today. It's cold and snowy. A perfect time to get this. I love the postcards, especially the flower fairy, which is a favorite subject of mine for ATCs. The stamps were awesome. Thank you so much. 💗Joy
Response: Hi! I am so glad you liked everything! Thank you so much for such a kind rating and for the heart! I hope you have a tremendous 2020!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous Alice card, I really like it! What I like the most about Alice in Wonderland is the odd world and the fearless Alice. Hope you're having a great day!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thank you for answering my question as well! Thanks for the heart, too! Have a wonderful week!
Comment: Nice card! I live on a river and about half a mile from a big lake where there is SAILING--but not now because all is frozen over. Thank you. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have a great 2020!

Rating Overview

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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.


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!


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:


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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