Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2019 12:13 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2018
Last Online: June 6, 2019
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, teaching, learning and swapping. When you see me walking outside, I could be listening to music or my favourite podcast SYSK, geocaching or playing Pokรฉmon 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, Dan Brown, Virginia Andrews, Thea Beckman, Sophie Kinsella. 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, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, The Big Bang Theory, Big Little Lies, The Good Doctor, Stranger things and so on. Films I like: Hair, Love actually, La vita รจ bella, Sound of Music, The book thief, Harry Potter, Avatar, Dirty Dancing, 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 cards about

books and reading,

Tea and sweets, chocolate,


with a quote or 'Keep calm...',


unicorns, mermaids,

Map cards.

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 ;-)

Other things that make me happy:


washi sample,


(Funny flavored) tea,



my favorite colors purple, turquoise, pink, black and yellow.

and surprises!

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...


marhod5 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #101 on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I just found your envelope. Thanks for the letter and the beautiful postcard.
Response: Better late than never ;-) Thanks for your rating
cynaemon rated for What's on the Menu? on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Hi, Gaucha, Thanks so much. Loved the menus and the poem.
Response: Thanks for rating me! Happy you waited for the resend :-)
smadronia rated for CL: June Reading Log - Paper on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Your zines were awesome! Thank you! (Sorry for the late rating). I need to check out Blacklands now, it sounds interesting. And I love the cow stationary, it was super cute
Response: Thanks for your nice rating. Glad you liked it! happy swapping ;-)
dcp0112 rated for WIYM: All About You Happy Mail on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the neach letter and the extras are fantastic. Thanks SO SO much for making this a great swapping experience! ;)
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy you liked it, I loved making this swap for you ๐Ÿ˜€
lycheeSpoons rated for WIYM: All About You Happy Mail on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, I loved your mail! You did such a good job with the zine and your presentation overall is so cool. Thank you so much for teaching me all about where you're from. I loved reading it and I'm so excited to try the tea. It smells amazing. Thank you so much!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy you liked it, I loved making this swap for you ๐Ÿ˜€
Hotthreads rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you๐Ÿ’•
roosje rated for PPWAH How Was Your Week? on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Wow, geweldig! Wat een super leuke en creatieve swap heb je me gestuurd! En hartelijk gefeliciteerd met het schrijven van je boek, wat geweldig zeg, ik kan me voorstellen dat je het wel van de daken kan schreeuwen! Het beste voor jullie en heel veel succes met het vervolg!
Response: Dankjewel voor je mooie woorden. het was leuk om de swap voor je te maken, misschien tot een volgende keer... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Lazydaisy0104 rated for A - Tea - C on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC you sent me!! So cute and very neat that itโ€™s 3D! The letter was so very sweet and I love how you drew a Minnie on the envelope!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป You forgot the tea bag but no worries I have plenty of Tea. I wish you a wonderful time with your son! ๐Ÿ’ž
Response: Thanks! I'm so sorry I forgot the tea... โ˜น๏ธ I'll be sure to make it up to you in a next swap.
CraftyElf rated for ATC Color Serie: Light Pink on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely ATC, letter and extras which are most useful. Your letter was most interesting. I'm also a geocacher but don't to issues with my knee and hop haven't been able to do many for she's. Did my first one again last week.
Response: I hope the last geocache will lead to many more in the future! Thanks for the rating :-)
blanketfort rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Lovely zine, thank you ^_^
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your letter about your favorite country!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating <3
Kskollections rated for It isnt easy being green INT on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Love them! โค๏ธ
Response: So happy you love them!!! <3
ileimgruber rated for Represent country 7 on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you Janneke for the lovely letter about your country ! I replied to it already. you live in a beautiful place !
Response: Thanks for your Nice rating, you gave me my 100th 5! ๐Ÿ˜ looking forward to your mail! <3
EmilyT rated for WIYM: Tropical ATC on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: I love love love that you used sand from your favorite beach!!! Very special. Nice a d relaxing tropical scene! Thanks so much for the extra crafting goodies and PC. Thanks for the nice note, I bet your summer got hotter after you sent this! I was in Europe for that heat wave late July! (Reason for my slow rate)
Response: Thanks for the rating <3, I hope you enjoyed the hot weather in Europe, we're still waiting for it... Happy swapping!
armadillogal rated for WIYM: August birthdays on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card and goodies!
Response: You're very welcome, hope you had a wonderful birthday!
USAFwife rated for Stephen King Fans! #2 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Loved the little zine you made for the swap, and loved hearing your thoughts on King's books. :) I can't wait to hear what you think about the Dark Tower series. :) And thanks for the Garfield on the envelope! :) <3 <3
Response: You're very welcome! I can't wait to find out what I think about the dark Tower series ;-) Haven't started yet... I'll let you know next swap :-)
alexandraemily rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: You're welcome!
samsstuff rated for amaZINE #2 - travel on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the interesting zine, it's great that you have traveled to & lived in so many amazing places. The music page is similar to some that I used as a child. It's interesting to see how similar we can be, even in very different parts of the world!
Response: Thanks for your rating, glad you liked the zine and yes, it is interesting: I think we are more similar than we think ;-) Happy swapping!
waldfee rated for My swap bot name on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card! Looking forward to seeing you in another swap again :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and I think we'll swap again! ;-)
sweetsaltfish rated for My swap bot name on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: I enjoy reading your card. I'm so tickled that you thought of me and send me that "special" card. I love it! Thank you
Response: I love that you love your card! Thanks for the rating and 'til next swap ;-)

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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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