Swap-bot Time: November 25, 2020 11:27 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2018
Last Online: November 25, 2020
Birthday: August 1, 1973
Country: Spain
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About Me

I'm Dutch but live on one of the Spanish Canary Islands, located 100 km. of the African coast.

Here I enjoy life, walking, swimming, biking, reading, teaching, learning, swapping and writing. Working on my third book, www.jannekevanoorschot.nl.

When you see me walking outside, I could be listening to music or my favourite podcast SYSK, geocaching or playing Pokémon Go or Ingress.

I love all kinds of music, especially Jason Mraz, Juanes, Julieta Venegas and reggaeton and music from the 80's, rock, pop. I also love to read, like music, I'm into all kinds of books. I like The time traveller's wife (Niffenegger), Pillars of the earth (Follet) Harry Potter, Stephen King, Belinda Bauer, Kiera Cass, Dan Brown, Virginia Andrews. I love to read something I didn't pick out and be surprised. Reading is like escaping, living other lives, experiencing other adventures and learning new things, thinking new thoughts.


I'm never bored. Too much to do, too little time. I love teaching, but also learning. I like learning new languages and writing. I would say eating (chocolate and other sweet stuff) and drinking tea is a hobby of mine too...

Bingewatching series is one of my favorite pass-times. I love series like The Gilmore Girls, Lost, The Walking dead, The Queen's Gambit, Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Big Little Lies, The Good Doctor, Stranger things, Glee, Friends, Arrested Development, Lucifer, Jane the virgin. I really love NETFLIX ;-) Films I like: Hair, Love actually, La vita è bella, Sound of Music, The book thief, Harry Potter, Notting Hill, Titanic, Shawshank Redemption...

I really like sports too. I watch soccer every week. I used to go to all the games of NAC Breda and had a seasonsticket to PSV Eindhoven. I like to watch other sports too and walk, swim, bike and play darts.

Since joining postcrossing and swapbot I absolutely enjoy sending and receiving postcards, letters, flip books, zines and ATC's. Making a special something like a mini zine or flip book for someone gives me just as much (or even more!) fun than receiving something. So recently I'm really into all beautiful paper things I can find and washi tape and stuff like that. It's addicting!

Things I like

I'd love to receive postcards and other things about

TV shows and movies, like Harry Potter, TWD..

Books and reading,


'Keep calm...',

Unicorns, mermaids,

Soccer (team, player, stadium, clublogo)

Tea and sweets.

I don't care if you send it naked or in an envelope, whatever you like, but I like both sides equally, the card you pick for me and whatever you feel like writing on it ;-)

I'd like to receive new and surprising TEAS from all over the world. Especially strange flavours and Christmas teas!

Please note!

The downside of living on this small and distant island is that mail takes a while, so please be patient. I know it's hard, believe me, I do! But trust me, it will arrive and if not, of course I will resend, but please have patience...


Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open it up! <3 AL
junemoon rated for Something We've Learned #3 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your note --I'll send a PM ti sat a bit more.
Tverne05 rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the note and the stickers you included. I love the big butterfly you included on the front of the notecard. Have a great Holiday season!
Response: You're very welcome, wish you all the best!
uliaya rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Dear Janneke, thank you so much for the wonderful card! And special thanks for the gifts! I wish you and yor family a very Merry Christmas time! Take care, Yulia
Response: You're very welcome! Glad you liked them.
CHOWEFACE rated for Santa Claus card swap on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: loved the Santa card and the island postcard! thank you and Happy Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome, glad you liked them!
mandigutterrose rated for WIYM: Say ....WHAT???? on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: At first I didn't catch the name of the swap and I was.like WHAT?! You got me!!! 🤣 I hope the postal folks were taken off guard too!
Response: I got you! Yay ;-) Poor postal folks!!!
trishay79 rated for Santa Claus card swap on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Feliz Navidad! Thank you for the letter, I look forward to opening it in December. So excited! ♥️
Response: Feliz navidad to you too, almost December!! ;-)
papercraft70 rated for Tea For Thee # 71 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the tea and taking time to read my profile.😊
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for the rating ;-)
cynaemon rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your lovely long answer. Good luck with your NaNo adventure. Cynaemon
Response: You too!
elinor rated for Private advent swap on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the exciting looking advent gifts, only a few weeks now until I can open them! And thank you for arranging the swap :)
Response: You are so welcome, Elinor, thanks for swapping with me!
TTrotti rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #10 on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Janneke - rec'd your beautiful mail art and goodies today. Made me smile!! I don't know where to start - everything is so lovely. The little book about life in Spain is awesome. I have been to Canary Islands but not Fuerteventura. I love Yogi teas too.I can't wait to use the book pages in my mail art. The stamp on the envie is stunning. For teaching you may want to try online ESL companies out of Asia, I do that and it's kind of fun. DM if you want more info. Take care and thx so much again!! xxTama
Response: Hola Tama, thank you so much for your kind response :-)
reinerose rated for Tea Advent Calendar Challenge #4 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Janneke, I really enjoyed your letter and I can't wait to open everything. Thanks for making everything look super creative! <3 I loved the paper by the way, and I've never seen it before!
Response: Thanks you so much for your nice words, enjoy the advent and the tea ;-)
Nserviam rated for NaNo 2020 Midway Check-In! on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the quotes and inspiration! I am not doing well this year and have been procrastinating like crazy. It sounds like you have a plan in mind going forward, though. Good luck with the rest of NaNo!
Response: Thank you, you still have two weeks to go and as much as you wish after that ;-) Thanks for rating me and keep on writing!!
Comment: Hello fellow swapper, many thanks for your letter for this swap. I want to mention your illustrated letter is a copy of the same letter you sent me a year ago in a different swap. And I read your nice letter at the back, which I enjoyed very much. The whole swap was very nice to receive , thank you for that. Take Care
Response: Thank you, always a pleasure swapping with you!
Itti rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Arrived safely! I look forward to opening them.
Response: Thanks for letting me know!
Catt007 rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap, I'm saving them to open on the right days. Looking forward to the gifts. Stay safe. 😀🎄 Hey, I've found the zine in the envelope, it's great. Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for the nice rating, enjoy your Advent gifts!! Just almost 3 weeks to go ;-)
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the lovely Christmas card and extra x
Response: You're welcome ;-)
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #211 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed your mail! I love your creativity! Take Care always!!
Response: Thanks for your kind words and the heart!
skinny52 rated for Put Christmas on! SPECIAL EDITION on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: It's here! I'm very much looking forward to the 4 Sundays of December...for now I will display your sweet gifts and enjoy the anticipation. Stay healthy and best wishes! Ps...great washi tape!
Response: So happy it's there on time! Best wishes to you too and enjoy the anticipation ;-)

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Rainydancer on Oct 25, 2020:

Welcome to Sunshine swaps!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


polvodestrella on Jul 5, 2018:

EU Happy Swaps Welcome to EU Happy Swaps!

Kathy821 on Jun 11, 2018:

Good luck on your first swaps. I think it will be great. You seem to be the sweetest person!

EleniWalker on Apr 16, 2018:

Hi! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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