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Date Joined: January 5, 2010
Last Online: September 15, 2013
Birthday: August 16, 1973
Country: South Africa
Postcards For Trade


About Me

I am 38 years old. I am not married and I have no kids. I have two dogs instead. Tasha is a 13 year old Peke who is grumpy as hell and Dexy, a 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog who is the happiest dog on Earth! ^_~ I love them so much.

Tasha and Dex

I work in a bookshop. I love mail and postage stamps and decorated envelopes and writing paper and other pretty stationery, cards, pens (I am very fussy - I am searching for the thinnest tipped pen in the world) and other things.

I love reading, hardly ever watch TV (but currently I do like to watch Monk) and haven't been to see a movie at the cinema in years (last one I saw was Avatar, before that was probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!)



I love to send and receive postcards. The first part of sending a postcard is finding one that I think my swap partner will enjoy. This can sometimes be difficult because the only postcards I can buy locally are tourist cards. I did buy some postcard books online, but they were not made here in South Africa.

After the choosing of the card I write in the name and the address in my best writing. Then I choose the stamps. I try to use two or more. We have brilliant stamps in South Africa and if possible I use both definitive and special issue stamps.

Postcard Wishlist

My favourite postcards to receive are animals. It would be so cool to have pictures of mammals, birds and other animals from all over the world.

Animal Postcards

I also like (not in any order of preference):

  • map cards (especially old looking/vintage maps or hand drawn or artistically rendered maps)

  • beautiful landscapes (mountains, lakes, trees etc)

  • famous landmarks (such as Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sydney Opera House etc)

  • monuments (esp. WWII monuments or animal monuments)

  • historic cities (especially if there is a river with or without bridges and/or snow)

  • UNESCO sites.

  • cats and dogs in art or illustration (not photos). I LOVE Jetoy Choo Choo Cat cards ^_^

  • check out my postcrossing favourites

  • Polar explorers (Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott etc) and their ships (Fram, Endevour, Endurance etc)

  • Dog sledding. Sleds and sleighs.

  • Ballet and ballet dancers

  • Botanical Illustrations

    Jetoy Postcards

Postcard Preferences

I like my card written on, without an envelope and with nice postage stamps. I do not mind any shape or size of postcard.

Please write a message. If you do not know what to write about here are a few suggestions:

  • The weather. I live in a place that is almost always warm and sunny. Is it snowing where you live? Do you like it, what does it feel like?

  • Your dog or cat. I can never get tired of hearing about dogs and cats and their funny behaviour and antics.

  • What is happening as you write your card. Are you waiting? Are you in bed? Is it early in the morning? Is your baby taking a nap?

  • What you are eating or have eaten or will eat that day. Is this a dish you cook yourself, do you eat it often, is it your favourite?

I do not like ad cards, free cards, Anne Geddes cards (or in fact any cards featuring babies), cartoon cards (I do not like Moomins, little mole, Diddl).

Postcard Trades

I welcome trades. If you have a card that you think I would like then please check out my picasa album and select a card you would like. If you would like a surprise card then that is great too, I will pick one for you based on your preferences. We can trade as many as you like and I will even send to you in an envelope if that is what you prefer but I would like the same number of cards in return sent naked in the mail.

I love

  • I love bright happy colours such as lemon yellow, lime green and sky blue.
  • I love neutral colours in shades of ivory and brown.
  • I love all paper items from notebooks to cards to stationery. I have an enormous collection of lettersets and other writing paper. I can never have enough! ^_^
  • I love children's picture books
  • I love cats in art - one of my favourite artists is Nicole Jahan who does awesome coloured pencil drawings of cats, birds and dogs.
  • I love nature
  • I love tea, teacups, tea time and anything related to tea. See http://www.kimberlyshawstore.com/
  • I love all cats. I love my dogs (a Pekingese and an Australian Cattle Dog)
  • I love dogs in design, especially quirky dogs. If I just see an outline of a Dachshund on a notepad I have to buy it ^_^ I adore flat faced dogs with bulgy eyes from Pugs to Bostons.
  • I love fairytales, including the obscure ones with blood letting and no logical meaning. However my two favourites are 'The Snow Queen' and 'The Goose Girl'.
  • I love maps and reading place names. Especially if they are cute or odd or old fashioned or just unusual. This started when I was about 12 and one of my teachers had a map of the USA on the back wall of our classroom. The US has awesome place names!
  • I love postage stamps. I collect them.


Postcard trading group > Surprise postcard pay it forward

Postcard trading group > naked postcard-tag

cuppa and letter group > postcard tag

Passioned for postcards > Post Card Tag

Passioned for postcards > Who Likes? Postcard Tag

Postcard Addicts > Naked postcard tag

  • I tagged @aussielisa (I Received this card 18/10/2011)
  • I was tagged by @ktina (will post on 6th february 2011)




susieq11 rated for A PC swap between Susan & Jocelyn on Mar 7, 2012
Comment: Another beautiful postcard, thank you! Love the stamps!! Let me know of you want to do this again! : )
bookwormAL rated for One Sentence Journal--October on Feb 5, 2012
Comment: As I said in my message this just now arrived via the post office on the New Jersey Turnpike!! Amazing.
Drachenfrau rated for native animals on Jan 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. :-)
Drachenfrau rated for Pps on Jan 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful animal postcards Jocelyn. I recieved the resend envelope today. Thanks hun! :-)
badandknowsit2 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Dec 25, 2011
SannyBunny rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you :)
silvermoonsnake rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks for lovely card :)
cynaemon rated for weekly goals postcard swap (no. 1) on Nov 23, 2011
Comment: Hi, Jecelyn, Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. Loved it!!! I hope you got a few of your goals done. Best Wishes, Nathalie
venzo2b rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 23, 2011
Comment: Hi Jocelyn, I don't write very well in English and it's a pity because I would so much thank you for the great postcard, the fabulous stamps, your comment about South Africa and the monkeys in the garden !! It makes me dreaming... And your writting, it's incredible to write so well, I never saw that before, you're fabulous !! I showed your postcard to all my friends and they said the same, everybody here love your postcard and your writting :)) I really hope to mail again with you. I will send you a message very soon :) Thanks again and many, many hearts for you.
Fittzwm rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 22, 2011
Comment: The card is breath-taking! Even better, you telling about South Africa and what makes it so magical. It's on my 'bucket list'...
Comment: This one was my favorite! Thank you again :)
Comment: South Africa is such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with me! Ps. Im totally in love with your hand writing!
shiloh102 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 21, 2011
Comment: What a beautiful postcard and note. I appreciate it very much. It is beautiful. Have a wonderful Holiday season.
courtmm11 rated for 11-11-11 Postcard Swap on Nov 19, 2011
Comment: Loved loved loved the card...thank you so very much.... Wow...a map card from SA thank you very much... Happy Holidays...Pat
bythelakemom rated for Group: I wanted a postcard on Nov 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my first South Africa card.
Comment: Wow! I hope you get to go to all the places on your list someday. What exciting places you picked! :-) Thanks again!
susieq11 rated for A PC swap between Susan & Jocelyn on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Hi Jocelyn! I got the beautiful postcard today! Thanks for the nice note and pretty stamps! I am shocked that it got here in a week!! I sent mine out on Monday - hope it gets to you soon as well! Looking forward to more swaps!! : )
Comment: Yay got the first pc today!! Cant wait to get the rest! Those elephants are so pretty. I feel so deprived!
KatieJ88 rated for Tea + notecard on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the tea and notecard :) was great to receive something from South Africa.. my first bit of mail from there!!
KikoLala rated for Tea + notecard on Nov 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea and lovely notecard. Also, your handwriting is gorgeous. :-P

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susieq11 on Mar 18, 2012:

I collect and save all of my postcards - blank or written! : )

susieq11 on Jan 23, 2012:

I GOT!!! Silly iPhone tried to correct me lol!!

susieq11 on Jan 23, 2012:

Hi Jocelyn!! I hit the postcard tag today!! Thank you - it is a great card! : )

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