Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2020 12:03 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2018
Last Online: December 3, 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...


Inesrv rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #6 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you Janneke, can't wait to open them! And thank you for the zine! Loved the effort you put in! Ahahah loved your Gilmore Girl's question! I have to say Jesse! In that point we agree ehehe But Luke forever for Lorelai!!! Thank you again :) have a wonderful Christmas!
roosje rated for EML: Holly Jolly Card Swap #1 on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: Hoi Janneke, bedankt voor de super gezellige kerstpost! Wat een mooi kaartje stuurde je, heel speciaal! Bedankt ook voor je /zine brief en de lesboek bladzijde. Extra knuffel voor je, omdat je de verjaardag van je zoon moet missen.
Response: Dank je wel, voor de lieve woorden en de extra knuffel ;-)
Artistic rated for Mission: Accomplished on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: So glad to read about your terrific NaNo 2020 experience. And, yes, I agree: balcony writing is awesome!
Response: Looking forward to NaNo2021!
Comment: Bedankt voor je lijstje en het leuke kaartje. Ik ga zeker eens je boeken bekijken :). Fijne feestdagen!!!
Response: Graag gedaan, jij ook fijne feestdagen ;-)
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras - you addressed everything to Andrew, my name is Andrea :)
Response: Did I?? Such a crazy mistake, I've got you listed here in my book as Andrea... But anyway so sorry for that!
Comment: Dank je voor het geweldige hangertje, sticker van Vampire Diaries en het kerstkaartje. Fijne feestdagen
Response: Fijn dat je de swap leuk vond, bedankt voor je rating en geniet van deze rare kerst.
CrystalZ rated for CPG: Early Christmas 🎄 global #2 on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: What a cute Christmas card you sent...I love rhe chubby reindeer! I will be using the bookpages soon for a project and the little wrapped gift I will be putting in my stocking. I agree that swapping is a great distraction from every day life :) Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome, enjoy! ;-)
Comment: Jouw swap kwam vandaag!! Wat leuk die mini zine over Spanje en jouw brief natuurlijk, ik vond het harstikke interessant! Ik heb nu heel wat te googlen want het klinkt allemaak prachtig!! Fijn weekend groetjes uit Breda!
Response: Google ze, fijn weekend en groetjes terug!
Comment: Your card has arrived! I will open Christmas morning. :)
Response: Glad it arrived! Another one is on it's way ;-)
Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open it up! <3 AL
Response: I know the feeling, LOL. Enjoy ;-)
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.
Response: Thanks for your lovely message!
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!

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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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