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  • 200 references 183 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Spanish
  • 77, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Drama, Theatre, working with old people, Life Coaching, e...
  • University - Masters
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About Me


Being a world citizen. Making it a smaller, more accessible place. Bringing a bit of laughter and fun.


Teacher, actor, writer, trainer. Play squash, tennis, snooker. 4 children. Like theatre and film, live music, jazz. I'm running a series of workshops in Drama and Storymaking and Performing which may be of interest to Surfers wanting to improve their English. I work with a theatre company "Theatre of the Dales" performing mostly in the open air - woods, ruined abbeys and parks. I also use my house as a theatre - audiences of 25 or so. I enjoy giving parties with lots of friends from Leeds and CS contacts using live music if I can.
Also I'm trained in TEFL so could give some lessons!
Currently performing a series of rehearsed readings and making films.


We can design our destinies. Life is short and should be happy. Never bore or be boring.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Offering accommodation and looking for it as I travel. There's a lot to see in and around Leeds - big universities, lots of Art/Theatre/Music and terrific countryside. I have enough free time to take you around Leeds and places around (especially the Yorkshire Sculpture Park !!! - see references).


I've hosted guests from Holland, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK, China, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Malaysia, Slovakia, Indonesia, Romania, Ceuta, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Denmark, Greece, Bosnia, Macedonia, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and France. Brilliant experiences. When I used to hitch-hike around Europe with my girl-friend, people were always amazingly kind to us. I want to repay some of that.


Squash. Film. Theatre. World music. Jazz. Travel. Cooking. Building.

PS I don't have a pioneer badge, nor know what it is.

  • arts
  • writing
  • design
  • acting
  • cooking
  • running
  • partying
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • music
  • live music
  • jazz
  • world music
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • teaching
  • squash
  • snooker

Music, Movies, and Books

Scorsese. Chet Atkins. Lester Young. Billie Holliday, Alabama Shakes, Chopin, Beethoven, etc etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was 2 metres away from JFK in 1962. Took his photo. He smiled at me although it was a political protest.
A nightmare finding Trump elected. What were they thinking of!??
Brexit almost makes me despair of the UK and its future.

Teach, Learn, Share

All the above.

Every surfer I meet reminds me what a fantastic organisation this is.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Language, anecdotes, humour, a certain knowledge of the world.
Wisdom freely dispensed ha ha!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Old School Badges

  • Pioneer Badge

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