Hi everyone! It's great to see you here. My name's Janine and I want to tell you a little about myself.
I would describe myself as friendly, down-to-earth and caring, but also a bit moody and a little too sensitive at times. I'm quite shy, but I love people. I genuinely love helping people, which is probably why I enjoy my job so much. I've had to learn Swedish and I can relate to my students who are going through the same steps with their English. The ecstasy when you can finally communicate in another language... and the frustration when you just can't express yourself in the way you would in your own language.
I'm from a small coastal town in Australia called Coolum. It's on the Sunshine Coast, and yes, it's as beautiful as it sounds. On the Sunshine Coast, you're never far from beautiful beaches, mountains and rainforest.
I am married to Kalle and we have two children, Emilia and Charlie. Emilia's nearly eight and Charlie's five.
I've been living in Sweden for ten years. The time's flown by! When we left Australia we were only planning to stay here for three years, but I've grown to love Sweden and it's quite difficult to leave. Every winter I struggle with the lack of light, but when spring comes I realise it's an wonderful place to be. I especially love the long, light summer evenings.
I'm quite obsessed with photography, so when I have some free time, I'm usually taking photos or reading about photography. I also love reading and relaxing with a cup of tea. I wish I loved exercising more, but I don't. One day I'll dust off my trainers and start running.
I'd love to learn more about you. Write a little about yourself in the comments box below.