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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 61, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Teach neuro-rehabilitation in a university in WA
  • Physiotherapy and higher education degree
  • From Fremantle WA
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet people interested in rehabilitation and living with disabilty. Also people who like sailing and slow food.

ABOUT ME

I have travelled the world extensively with my husband and children, living in various parts of Africa before coming to Australia. We also indulged in an epic voyage in a 50ft yacht from South Africa to Malaysia stopping at all the Indian Ocean Islands when our children were little. Now we are off on another slightly smaller adventure to Europe and have decided to enlist the help of modern technology to meet like-minded free spirits along the way.
While I may be a scientist of sorts, my husband is an artist, architect and sometime anarchist.

PHILOSOPHY

The intuitive mind is a precious gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that worships the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Einstein

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Have hosted several travellers while my daughter was a couch-surfing hostess living in our house. Enjoyed the process and am interested in meeting people through the community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Lovely experiences with surfers brought in by our daughter, particularly those who seduced our palates with long French lunches and plenty of butter!

Interests

Brains, Boats and Butter!

  • architecture
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yachting
  • technology
  • socializing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Cinema Paradiso
Ali Farka Toure
Anything by Barbara Kingsolver

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Indian ocean yacht voyage
Becoming a refugee after Mugabe's land appropriation act and relocating to West Australia

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a good listener, I can cook and I'm quite knowledgeable about brain function.

Countries I’ve Visited

South Africa

Countries I’ve Lived In

Zimbabwe

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