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Kim Simpson

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  • 80 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Scots; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • freelance producer - performing arts...
  • Some art school, some uni, mostly by...
  • From Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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About Me


learn more, and then some more.


I've got good chat. I'm interested in the world. I work in the arts, this gives me a healthy interest in the rest of stuff like politics, society, economics. I like laughing. I also like serious chatting. I'm a terrible but enthusiastic dancer. I can get 'on one' if I feel passionately about something. I love the freedom of travelling alone. Mostly my job is what enables me to travel. I can cook, and I love doing it. I enjoy foreign supermarkets. I am open minded and will try most things once. I like clothes that feel comfortable. I wear a lot of colour. I know a lot of people and love them all. I have about 26 best friends. I have a life-long genetic chronic condition which I believe made me a better person, despite it causing a lot of pain and exhaustion. I think it made me more accepting of the world, people and much more considered about where I spend my energy. Its likely I will like you, I try to see the best in people, even if we disagree.


be good try to understand people learn all the time create

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


hosting, surfing and spreading the word. meeting someone i don't know. l


almost completely amazing; the one or two bad experiences have just made the good ones better.


music - at the top for a reason reading - for pleasure, for learning art - never underestimate it's importance, or it's capacity for being crap singing - the one thing i would say i can do really well photographs - people, places, things swimming - saved my life yoga - also saved my life cycling - gets me around fast and cheap architecture - beautiful cities to eco houses buried in the hills design - i have a strange attraction to certain typefaces.... dancing - alone or with people, but always badly smoking - not tobacco but other tasty morsels film - thinky types and escape-y types food - usually healthy, mostly containing fish wine - red 85% of the time, white if it's a really good one travelling - as much as my purse allows love - can't live without it family - all over the place, guaranteed couches with cool people! friends - here, there and everywhere kisses - and hugs chocolate - any and all, except the weird marmite one walking - anywhere crisps - salt and vinegar sunshine - in the cold or the warmth, as long as it's sunny pink - the really bright shade, not baby pink

Music, Movies & Books

i read a lot of books about creativity, productivity, motivation, finding your groove....sir ken robinson's "the element" and "making ideas happen" by Scott Belsky who founded Behance are examples of recent faves.

i loved the alchemist by paulo coelho (i don't care if people think it's naff!!!) i'm trying to read tinker tailor soldier spy and also have the master and margherita on the go, but i am SO busy....down and out in paris and london by george orwell, the old man and the sea by ernest hemingway, ham on rye by charles bukowski, dreams from bunker hill by john fante, jane eyre by charlotte bronte, and a few books by nick hornby, iain banks, robert rankin and chuck palahniuk.

i have to be honest and admit my guilty addiction to crime fiction.

i watch a lot of films, some of my favourites are all about eve, un air du famille, la vida e bella, the royal tenenbaums, dirty dancing (my guilty pleasure!) and apocolypse now. directors, david lynch, michel gondry, jean pierre jeunet, pedro almadover, park chan-wook.

The music I listen to varies so much, here's a list of 50 acts and bands I've seen live!

1. The Rolling Stones (1st gig!) 2. Why? (most recent gig!) 3. Grizzly Bear 4. Les Savy Fav 5. Beach House 6. Wagon Christ 7. David Byrne 8. Son's and Daughters 9. De La Soul 10. Roots Manuva 11. DJ Shadow 12. The Helbaliser 13. Goldie 14. Manic Street Preachers 15. Regina Spektor 16. TV on the Radio 17. Devendra Banhart 18. Vampire Weekend 19. The Flaming Lips 20. DJ Hype 21. The Baron 22. Venetian Snares 23. Ceephax 24. The Egg 25. Cylob 26. The 1990's 27. The Dandy Warhols 28. Frightened Rabbit 29. The Twilight Sad 30. Julian Casablancas 31. Little Joy 32. Luke Vibert 33. M.I.A 34. Plaid 35. Albert Hammond Junior 36. SJ Esau 37. Daedelus 38. Real Estate 39. Deer Tick 40. Blonde Redhead 41. A Silver Mount Zion 42. Scratch Perverts 43. REM 44. Aphex Twin 45. Squarepusher 46. Lamb 47. Mew 48. Mr Scruff 49. Hextatic 50. Idlewild

One Amazing Thing I've Done

learned how to manage a crippling genetic health condition.

Teach, Learn, Share

any time spent together results in teaching learning and sharing.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom

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