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Date Joined: January 26, 2015
Last Online: December 20, 2020
Birthday: August 25
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello from England! I love sending mail, and receiving mail and everything to do with mail! It just makes me smile when I come hope to a big letter-shaped surprise in my postbox. I like to spend time thinking of exactly what to send to each person.

Since joining postcrossing a few years ago I have gained a few wonderful penpals that I write to regularly. But random letters and postcards here and there are always fun to!

I live near the city of Nottingham. My hometown is famous, due to it being the home of Sherwood Forest, and the legend of Robin Hood, the famous outlaw. I live in a little farming village, surrounded by fields and forests, and i love living in the countryside.

I recently got a new job which is completely different to what I was doing before! It’s been a little scary and crazy but I’m so glad I missed the change and I can’t wait to see what happens!

I love...

◦ Reading - especially murder mysteries. I love books with surprises and twists, and stories where you never know wha tis going to happen until the last minute. I love a good book that you just can't put down.

◦ Films - all sorts, mainly comedy/action/adventure. I used to never turn a film off until it got to the end, even if I didn't like it. However, i've recently gotten more ruthless! If i don't like the first 10 minutes, I don't watch it! it makes me feel a little mean, but also awfully powerfull

◦ Television - especially comedy and panel shows. I love a finding a TV show that makes me laugh out loud, but unfortunaly it dosn't happen very often.

◦ Musicals - I love going to watch musicals at the theatre. I have seen a lot, including Cats, Annie, Chicago and more! I most recently went to watch Mamma Mia in London, but my favourite is Matilda the Musical.

◦ Crafts - everything from quilling, to wood carving, to sewing, and more. You name a craft and I will try it!

◦ Mail - letters, postcards, photos, gifts, random lists, surprises! Anything that comes through my mailbox will be a favourite of mine!

◦ Moose - the animal, not the food. I'm not sure what it is about them, but they are just so adorable! Send me anything with a moose on and I will love you forever!

◦ Harry Potter - everything Harry Potter! Books, films, clothes, stationary, badges, wands, Platform 9 3/4s, Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Favorite Books

I love so many books, its hard to choose my favourites! I love fantasy/adventure novels, but I have also recently discovered a love for Murder/Crime Mystery novels. In this genre I particulaly love the writers Kate Atkinson and Linwood Barclay.

My absolute all time favourite series' are...

◦ Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

◦ Tunnels series by Roderick Gordon

◦ Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke

◦ His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.

Favorite Crafts

I like to have a go at all sorts of crafts and seem to fall in love with all of them (except knitting, I could never get the hang of that!) If you have any suggestions for crafts for me to try, please let me know becuase i am always up for giving new things a try.

My favourite crafts change on a weekly basis, but at the moment I love...

◦ Wax stamping - my new favourite hobby is sealing envelopes with wax stamps! Why have I never tried this before?!

◦ Sewing/Quilting - I'm not really one for making clothes, but i like making little things like cushions, bunting, bags etc.

◦ Cross-Stitch - My latest and favourite cross stich project is a large Hogwarts Crest Cross Stitch. I'm quite slow and only do bits now and again, but i hope to do all the houses as well eventually.

◦ Felting - I've had a go at both wet-felting and needle-felting and i'm not particulaly good it either, but i like them anyway!

◦ Card making - I like making cards, but they never seem to come out as spectacualr as i expect. I guess it's the thought that counts!

◦ Quilling - I like incorporating quilling into my cards, and although my designs arn't very extravagent, i think they are very cute!

◦ Wood Carving - I like having a go at this, but I often get bored half way through my creations! I currently have a half finished mouse, rabbit and snoopy!

◦ Soapstone Carving - Again, I love having a go at this but never know how to finish my projects. In fact I currently have a half finished fairy house sitting in my bedroom!

◦ Pyrography - fancy name for wood burning. It is a little pen-like burner that you can use to burn patterns and pictures onto wood.

◦ Decopage - I love the brand Decopatach, they have such pretty papers and i love looking on their website for ideas.

◦ Colouring - I got given a couple of adult colouring books for Christmas and i love them so much! It is such a good idea, why were adults never alowed to colour before!

Favourite Movies and TV Shows

I like a wide range of films, and am always up for trying new ones, so I am open to your suggestions! I really love...

◦ Harry Potter.

◦ Moulin Rouge.

◦ Hot Fuzz.

◦ I Love You Phillip Morris.

◦ National Treasure.

◦ Tangled.

◦ Up.

◦ Ratatouille.

I love television shows that make me laugh out loud, although that doesn't happen very often unfortunaltely. I like a mixture of shows from comedy panel shows, to dramas and random stuff inbetween. Generally I prefer British TV shows. A few of my favourite shows are;

◦ Derren Brown (Trick or Treat, Trick of the Mind, Apocolypse, Svengali, Etc).

◦ Pushing Daisies.

◦ Orphan Black.

◦ Miranda.

◦ Sherlock.

◦ Call The Midwife.

◦ Doctor Who.

◦ Broadchurch.

◦ Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

◦ Would I Lie To You?

I Would Love

I love surprises so i'm sure I will love anything you send me so please let your imagination go wild! You may end up sending me something amazing that i love, but haven't even thought of before! But to give you a few ideas, i particulaly love;

◦ Letters - I love full envelopes, they just make me smile! Write about anything! Or just send me a random list!

◦ Postcards - Both written on and sent, or sent blank so i can use them. I like all sorts of postcards! Touristy, cartoony, animals! Any postcards you have spare will be welcome!

◦ Photographs - Of you, your family, your pets, your hometown, your crafts!

◦ Bright Colours - I really like any bright, happy colours, but my favourite colours are yellow and purple.

◦ Moose - Anything with Moose, Deer, Stags, on! I think they're really adorable, but unfortunatly there don't seem to be many moose related products out there.

◦ Harry Potter - Anything Harry Potter themed! I am completely obsessed with Harry Potter and would love anything you can find about the books, films or wizarding world in general.

◦ Halloween - My absolute favourite time of the year so anything Halloween related would be awesome!

◦ Socks - I love bright or patterned or crazy socks! I’m a UK shoe size 7!

◦ Ice Cream - Obviously i know you can't send real ice cream in the mail! However, I love anything ice cream or ice cream van themed!

◦ Fabric - I love sewing, quliting and patchwork, so if you have some space chunks of fabric that you would like to spare, i would love to make something with them.

◦ Totes/Shopping bags - Any strong reusable shopping bag or tote, i don't mind what material it is made from, plastic, material, canvas, etc.

◦ Gift bags/Gift wrap - I like the patterned cellophane or paper gift bags that are used to put small gifts or homemade items in. I also like pretty or patterned tissue paper and wrapping paper.

◦ Sweets/ Candy/ Chocolate - I like trying sweets from different countries that we aren't able to get very easily in the UK. I think it's really interesting to see what different tastes we have all over the world. I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate, but other than that I’d like to try anything!

◦ Craft supplies - Any craft supplies would be welcome, i have listed my favourte crafts above so perhaps something that could be incorporated into one of these.

◦ Cross Stitch Kits - I particulaly like small kits (i tend to get bord with larger projects that take too long). I would love any kit you send (they would ALL be used), but i really like christmas themed ones.

◦ Stickers - Any random stickers, but i particulaly like small ones that i can stick on postcards so they don't take up to much room.

Etsy Shop

I have my own Etsy shop selling postcards! All the postcards I sell on there are made using my own photographs or drawings!

I have images of nature, animals, and famous landmarks from the UK, France and the USA.

It would be lovely if you could check it out. I know there are a lot of postcard swaps here on Swap-bot, and also a lot of Postcrossers on here so you might find something to add to you collection :)


Notes About My Mail

◦ I will not sign up for a swap unless i am 100% commited to sending it, so if you do not receive anything from me, please contact me and i will arrange to re-send.

◦ The same goes for if you are planing on rating me down, if i have sent the wrong thing, or for whatever reason. I will try and read through everything carefully, but we all make mistakes sometimes. Please contact me first and i will try my best to solve the issue.

◦ I usually post my items at night after work, which means they will not be picked up until the next day. Please take this into consideration in the date on the postmark is slightly different to the date i have marked as sent.


Vickiejojo rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative Postcard on Mar 8, 2020
Ruie rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #34 on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Received all ! was soaking wet tho :(
phillaine rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative Postcard on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card. I've colored my part and sent it on its way home. The colorful handmade envelope and fun stamps you used on your envelope brightened my day. Thank you! I hope you had a delightful time in Tenerife.
Comment: Jess, will send Christy and Christina's postcards off in the next round. I would have loved to be there for the Robin Hood Festival. You are very pretty and I love your dog. Is he a Brittany Spaniel? Shirley
Response: Hi Shirley! I’m so glad everything reached you okay! Thank you so much, and my dog is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel :)
Ashleyadeline rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! Your stamps are out of this world!!! I couldn't believe how beautiful they are, thank you so much :) Also, I am very jealous you had the opportunity to see a shuttle bast off, that must have been SO cool!
Response: You’re welcome! I. Happy it reached you okay! It was very cool to see the shuttle go up! Once in a lifetime experience!
Comment: Thanks for sending. I will be passing your postcard along.
Response: You’re welcome, I hope you have fun sending it on it’s next adventure!
phillaine rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative Postcard on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Wow! So many fantastic postage stamps on this-- thank you, and thank you for your lovely postcard as well.
Response: Glad you enjoyed all the stamps! I like to try and add as many as possible!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful handmade card and note! Absolutely lovely! Thank you for the book recommendations! I love mysteries as well, but read lots of other stuff as well. I'll add those to my list. Oh, and I LOVE all the stamps!
Response: You’re very welcome! I’m glad you liked the card, I’ve held onto it for ages to find someone to send it to! Those books really had me gripped, I hope you enjoy them if you get around to reading them :)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely English landscape PC. I will send the others on; it's so fun to see where they have been on their journey. I love all the stamps on your envie.
Response: No problem, I’m glad you enjoyed the views! :) I love seeing all the adventures they’re been on, I wonder where they’ll end up next!
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks so much for pasting so many lovely stamps on the envelope, I am saving it!! Happy spring!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed the stamps! I love seeing all the unusual ones too!
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks for the awesome stamps on the envie! I am saving the envelope and the Scotland postcard too!
Response: Scotland is one of my favourite places, I’m glad you enjoyed the views too :)
marianne81 rated for Collaboration #66 on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull postcard of London you send together with the collaboration card. I've allready added my part and send it through to the next one. And now I realised I forgot to rate you earlier.
Response: You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed the postcard I chose! Don’t worry about it at all, we all forget sometimes! :)
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap -I just love all this fabulous stamps you used! Have a lovely day :)
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the stamps, I love choosing unusual ones to use!
Komandorsha rated for Royal Families Postcard Swap on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Dear Jess! Thank you for the Queen Elizabeth card!! Best, Valentina
Response: Hi Valentina, you’re very welcome! She’s a wonderful monarch!
Comment: Thank you so much for the signed pcs and the great extra! I hope to visit the UK someday, been a dream since I was little..
Response: No problem, I’m glad you liked them! I hope your wish comes true some day, some parts of the UK are really beautiful!
Comment: Thank you. I like the postcard you used to write to me.
Response: You’re welcome, I’m glad you like it :)
MacMaffi rated for Cute animal postcard on Jan 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for a wonderful postcard and beautiful stamps! Happy postcrossing!
Response: No problem, I hope you enjoyed it!
marianne81 rated for Collaboration #65 on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending me this swap. I love the little note paper you've used. And now I'm going to think about what I can add on this card.
Response: You’re welcome! I hope you have fun adding to it abc sending it on it’s next adventure!
SeleneW rated for Cute animal postcard on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: I love this PC of the cute little donkey. It is so fluffy. I have always wanted to meet one. Perhaps I shall put that on my bucket list. Thank you for the PC and all the wonderful stamps! <3
Response: I’m so happy you liked it! I thought it was adorable!
tirrynalumach rated for Cute animal postcard on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Hi Jess! Thank you SO SO much for the postcard! I love the stamps and the cute owls <3 I'd give you more hearts if I could. I saw that you like penpals. Let me know if you'd want one from Switzerland :) All the Love, Maddy
Response: No problem at all, I’m glad you loved it! I thought the owls would suit you perfectly! I’m always happy to find new penpsls so that would be awesome! I’ll send you a message!

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systemka on Dec 30, 2018:

Dear Jess, may all your dreams come true in a coming new year!!!


Gatzcat on Oct 31, 2018:

Hi CookieChops!!

Thank you for the extra postcard for the Postcard Roulette Swap.


myancey on Oct 19, 2018:

Hi ya. Have u sent your postcards for pc roulette?

CurlyTea on Aug 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

PrairieKittin on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you for adding to my "Steampunk" Add and Pass Postcard! :-)

CindyST on Nov 16, 2017:

I received my Colab colouring PC back. Thank you so much :D

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

A bit belated, but Happy Birthday!

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Security Envelope Background Pass and Paste PC!

forever0lost on Aug 9, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely birthday postcard x

katiepumpkin on Jul 11, 2017:

Posted your letter today! I hope it reaches you safely :)

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