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  • 61 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 101, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • EFL lecturer/ examiner / adventurer
  • Loads of it, especially on the road
  • From Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Follow your dreams........Smile and the world smiles with you....


I am one of those happy go lucky souls I am very thankful to say. There's usually a smile or a giggle bubbling up very close to the surface. I REALLY don't take life seriously at all.
So, take me as you find me, I am warm and accommodating but do not like being taken for granted.
In my job as an EFL professional I work with people from all over the world from a wide range of backgrounds, so I can fit in pretty much anywhere in any situation without breaking a sweat, COOL :)


Live each day as if it's your last.
Be true to yourself and believe in yourself.
I've lived a fairly nomadic life by choice. I'm an intrepid traveller who just needs to carry a ticket, toothbrush, passport, cash and a map to have an awesome adventure.
You really never know what's around that corner......till you look.....guys.....go on....just look.
By living just a tad out of your comfort zone you see the world with new eyes. If you are brave enough to break free from the expectations society imposes on you, you will feel a weight lifted from your shoulders.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I participate by hosting at the same level as surfing, this gives me a good perspective on both sides of the coin and it is a completely different experience each time.
I pick up cues pretty well and hope I excel in making people feel comfortable in my cosy little flat.
I enjoy both hosting and surfing, always much better when there is time to spare.......


As a host, good. I've realised people come to Manchester for so many different reasons, so they may have a completely open agenda, or they may have everything fixed before they arrive.
As a couchsurfer my experience has been really fantastic, particularly in Ethiopia and Italy where the people I met were so open hearted and generous with their time.


Modern Jazz
World Music
World Cinema
Black comedy

Piano playing

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Anything with a serious message or which is true to life
Music......is my true passion. Good quality, professional acts especially modern/contemporary/radical/free jazz. Also African world music and classical music
Books: Contemporary fiction/historical fiction

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sitting on a rock at the mouth of a cave when thousands of bats came out........Malaysia
First snorkel - Malaysia
Hiking Torres Del Paine - Chile
Remaining free, independent and without responsibilities. Hurrah!
Following my dreams.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I'm an expert on all things EFL, also pretty nifty at planning independent backpacking trips/talking about my experiences as a solo woman backpacker all over Latin America and Central America, India and all over the place really.
One word of advice (or 2), 6th Sense - follow it. Intuition you know....
Learn: Spanish, speak to me in Spanish I'll be very pleased, I'm shy to start but my level is pretty good.
Share: Life experiences, especially the good ones.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Hungary, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

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