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I've lived over 20 years in Paris but I grew up in the UK. I have three daughters who are away in the summer so there is room in our flat. I like languages, books, cinema and most of all, people.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
(i) There's room in my flat while my kids are away;
(ii) I'm curious to meet folk and help them enjoy this city (Paris is a beautiful place but can be temperamental with visitors - we Parisians need to do more to promote our city);
(iii) I like the idea of using social media to make the world flatter;
(iv) I'm trying to keep up with the young folk....
Literature, languages, European politics particularly Franco-German politics, rugby union, fishing, the common agricultural policy, books, newspapers, books, newspapers, books..
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: very eclectic, Schubert ('das Wandern its des Müllers Lust' is my fave), the Waterboys, the Jam, Bob Dylan, tamla motown, northern Soul, hmm, I could go on for hours, I am very interested in Taylor Swift too, not on account of her music but more in her business acumen.
Film: The big Lebowski by the Cohen bros (in fact most films by the Cohen bros, especially 'Oh brother where art thou'), Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenway, Walkabout by N Roeg, Mr Turner and Life is sweet by Mike Leigh, and loads more plus anything in German and so on and so forth
Books: my all time favourite is a 'Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy O'Toole and I like 'The Shepherd's Life' by James Rebanks which I just finished..
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I learnt French which would certainly amaze Mrs Bingham, my lovely French teacher from Horsell Secondary Modern....
Teach, Learn, Share
I can help with languages, getting to know Paris, getting around Paris, cheese, the French culture and France.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My 3 bedroom flat on the south side of Paris in a residential area, on the Paris metro lines. My knowledge go the city, the language and culture.
Countries I’ve Visited
Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, United States, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Kenya, Scotland, United Kingdom