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Overview

  • Finance related stuff
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  • From Consett
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

The demise of capitalism and forced expulsion of Daily Mail readers from the UK would be a nice start

ABOUT ME

I try to enjoy life, be positive, happy and try and treat people with care and consideration. My social life is important to me, and Newcastle is a great place to be for that.

PHILOSOPHY

For every immigrant accepted into this country we should export two Daily Mail readers to the immigrant's country of origin.

Don't eat anything with a face.

Capitalism may have won a short term victory but is no long term basis to sustain peaceful life on this fragile planet.

If it didn't contradict with my quasi-Buddhist beliefs I would have everyone who took their kids to a shopping centre on a weekend shot :-)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Just joined so don't participate yet.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Americans abroad often get a bad press but, on my first major adventure, I ended up travelling across the US and ended up in a condo in Fort Lauderdale during spring break. The owner must've thought that this naive English kid was a bit out of his depth with all of the wild antics, so he took me under his wing and showed me the best of Florida. It was a wonderful experience and I'll always be grateful for his kindness.

Interests

I love music, especially live, theatre, sport (including football, skiing, cycling), salsa dancing, walking, travel and most other things that involve some interaction between people and culture.

I also do voluntary work for a community enterprise, which houses a cinema, music venue, and more or less anything that would benefit the local community.

  • culture
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • canoeing
  • skiing
  • sports
  • soccer
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Bon Iver, Christy Moore, Eddi Reader, Alison Krauss, Philip Glass, The Cornshed Sisters, Bowie.

Movies - Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources, Koyaanisqatsi, The Jungle Book, It's a Wonderful Life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

On a canoeing safari down the River Zambezi a hippo sank to the bottom of the river and passed under my canoe - scary, life-enhancing and amazing all at once :-)

Teach, Learn, Share

Although I'm not a teacher, I did do some voluntary work helping local refugees and asylum seekers with their English, so would be happy to help people with that. I also helped a friend pass her Citizenship Test (it's so hard, most native English people would fail).

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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