Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 10:06 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2018
Last Online: May 6, 2021
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.

Find me on Instagram: janneke_ van _oorschot

Here I enjoy life, walking, swimming, biking, reading, teaching, learning, swapping and writing.

When you see me walking outside, I could be listening to music or one of the many podcasts I listen to, geocaching or playing PokΓ©mon 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 like writing too, join NaNoWriMo every year and am working on my third novel. www.jannekevanoorschot.nl


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, Anne with an E, Lost, The Walking dead, Grace and Frankie, 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 Γ¨ 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.

Things I like

I'd love to receive postcards and other things about

TV shows and movies, like Harry Potter, GoT and series named earlier ;-)

Books and reading,


'Keep calm...',

Unicorns, mermaids,

Nijntje (Miffy), Snoopy (Peanuts), Jip en Janneke

Soccer (team, player, stadium, clublogo)

GF (already have: ByanNur, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, USA)

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...


anicka22 rated for ESO: I'm Currently... on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Dankjewel voor de gezellige post en mooie thee
Response: Graag gedaan!
Gionanna rated for ESO Quiz For You on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: What a lovely quiz you sent me, thank you so much, I adore the lay out! So here are my answers: 1C, 2A, 3C, 4B (with Terry Pratchett), 5B, 6C, 7B, 8C, 9A, 10B.
Response: Happy you liked it! You did well, too ;-) I'll DM you
fairypretty7 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #14 on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sunshine, love the little booklet from where you are from. Thank you for the stickers as well, looking forward to using them in my planners.Also your mail art, made me smile when picking it up at the end of a busy day.
Response: So glad to hear my sunshine mail did what I wanted it to do: make you smile ;-)
Comment: Hi Janneke, Thank you very much for your cute bear card, the stickers and the zine! It was so fascinating to read about the Canary Islands, I would love to visit one day :) I wish I could read Dutch too - I think it's amazing that you've written a book! Maybe one day you can translate it for us English speakers ;)
Response: Thank you so much for the nice words! Have a wonderful week!
Comment: Wow, this brought such a smile to my face! What lovely mermaids swimming into my mailbox, thank you so much. Your hair sounds amazing by the way. <3
Response: Great, that's just what this swap was meant to do ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much!! What a wonderful swap. I am sad to admit that I haven't read the Dark Tower series. It's a big undertaking and I have been doing audiobooks the last few years instead of hard back. The Dark Tower books are on a very short list of S. King books I haven't gotten to yet. Buick 8 is one too. Seemed like a flop so I skipped it :) Anyway! Thank you! Hope we swap again soon.
Response: I hope so too and I haven't read The Dark Tower series either ...
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: Find me #4 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely envelope!! I hope you are doing well :)
Response: You are very welcome!
Cellolady rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #235 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Someday I would love to visit the Canary Islands! It sounds wonderful. Good luck with writing! :-)
Response: Let me know when you do, I'd be happy to show you the island!
Comment: Thanks so much! Pretty! <3 AL
Response: You are welcome!!
quaisoir rated for WIYM: Get to know me swap on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: What a lovely write up, Janneke! I know a little more abt Spain now and u, of course. We have so many things in common. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome, loved making this swap ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely letter and the teas, I can't wait to try them! :D
Response: Glad you liked the letter, enjoy the teas!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for My Darling Quarantine on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you 😁
Response: You' re welcome ;-)
Kookielove rated for Tea For Thee # 80 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely teas & the stickers! At this rate, we might as well be penpals XD
Response: Yes, we might as well... Don't tell anybody ;-) Til our next swap!
NotsoNewbie2020 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #231 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Hello thank you for the sweet deer card and papers. They are so delicate and pretty 😊
Response: Glad you liked them
Comment: Thank you for your postcard, and for writing in Spanish :) Unfortunately my Spanish is limited so it's faster and easier for me to write in English still. Learning more every day though :) Have a great weekend!
Response: Thank you, you too!
efjellro rated for WIYM: Local Christmas Card EUROPE on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your Christmas card :D I'm sorry you couldn't spend Christmas together with your family. Hopefully it will be possible this year.
Response: Everything will be better this year, let's hope!
Stachel rated for NaNo is over. Now what?? on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your nice swap. :) Congratulations on your new found motivation and your new goals. :) Pity I don't understand Dutch, so I won't be able to read it.
Response: That's okay, just wait for the translation ;-)
Comment: Thank you very much for your great list of great love songs :-) I loooove The Gilmore Girls! One of my all time favoutite shows to watch when I feel down to cheer me up :-) and of course I could sing along πŸ˜… And thank you for the beautiful card and the little goodies 😊
Response: You're welcome. Thinking about that swap had got me singing the tune again!! ;-)
ashanti2106 rated for Tiny European Swap #14 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de super swap, ik vind alles leuk. Voor mij mag er ook veel meer kerst zijn!
Response: Leuk dat je het leuk vond! Merry Friday ;-)
NRGordon rated for First & Last Lines No. 29 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for picking a PC with lots of message space and for your nice note. The last time I saw Raining Jane, Becky didn't do a sitar number. When I mentioned it after the show, she promised me she would next time. I'm patiently waiting.
Response: She did?? Wow, I hope she'lll be able to keep her promise to you soon! ;-) Best wishes

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Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Wishing you all the best for 2021!

groetjes Robyn

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




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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