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  • 28 References 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 65, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Retired
  • GCE 'A' Levels
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About Me


To have a happy and varied life, filled with fun.


Alison spent a lifetime teaching primary children and has two adult children. Bob had a career in administration.


Smile, for things could be worse.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


travel the world, meet interesting people and spread cultural understanding. The best way to visit another place is to stay with a local resident.


We enjoy hosting and surfing, and have met some wonderful people who we now class as friends. We have hosted couch-surfers from Germany, Madrid, Dublin, California, Canada, Poland, France ...and been hosted in Madrid, Fez, Paris, Vancouver Island and Seattle.


Badminton, swimming, cycling, windsurfing, scuba diving, running, yoga, painting, oboe, sight seeing, experiencing different cultures and meeting interesting people. Also red wine and tapas of course.

  • animals
  • wine
  • yoga
  • running
  • traveling
  • painting
  • cycling
  • windsurfing
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • swimming
  • badminton
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • sightseeing

Music, Movies, and Books

Alison enjoys reading and is a boff on gardening and classical music and plays oboe and paints. Favourite film - "4 Weddings and a Funeral". Bob is a "Trekkie", favourite films are "Wizard of Oz", "Oliver" and "Titanic". He likes 60s & 70s pop and learning French and Spanish.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

We worked as volunteers with baboons on an animal sanctuary near Cape Town, staying in a colonial house. Later we stayed on a Herero farmstead with no water or electricity following a car accident.

Teach, Learn, Share

Languages - we are learning French and Spanish and trained in Madrid to teach English. We occasionally volunteer to help Spanish businessmen learn English in Madrid.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Experiences and stories.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Spain

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