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Fran Foot

Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Midi-Pyrénées, France

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Overview

  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Danish, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • knitter and spinner
  • No education listed
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I live with my sweetheart Nico in a village in the Hautes Pyrenees - stick a pin in a map between Lourdes and Spain and you'll find us somewhere in the mountains.

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We're expecting our first baby this coming July (2015) so sorry, we won't be available to host any couchsurfers for the coming months.

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Nico and I are immersed in this landscape: it's what encouraged him to work as a Mountain Leader and it inspires me to spend my time foraging in the woods and fields around about, spinning wool from local fleeces and knitting beside the fire or out in the fresh air.

We'd like to spend a lot more of our time grubby, to work more closely with the natural world that surround us from the wildflower meadows to the sun scorched summits. We are interested in learning more about medicinal plants, permaculture, self-sufficiency, keeping sheep (me!) and off-grid living.

We are also active in bewelcome.org:

http://www.bewelcome.org/members/franette

PHILOSOPHY

roam the world, tread lightly, see life

be ready to embrace life's surprises!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We can host people, take care of them and show them our area

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

(In France) we have hosted...

2010
- Daniel and Marcin (Poland)
- Audrey (Switzerland)
- Joris (Belgium)
- Myra and Caleb (Australia)
- Marcello (Brazil)
- Christian (France)
- Thomas (Austria)
- Kajman (Czech Rep.)
- Gunta (Latvia) and Liam (UK via Toulouse)

2011
- Kajman and Paulina (Czech Rep. via Spain)
- Lea and Alex (Switzerland)

2012
- Nico (Toulouse) and Nico and Eveline (Toulouse)
- Tereza and Ana (Slovakia and Germany via Bordeaux)
- Alan (United States)
- Pierre and his friend's motorcycle gear (Belgium)
- Venus (Taiwan)
- Bert who came for lunch before going to the mountains (Belgium via Finland)

2013

- Amelie and Maria (Grenoble and Guérande)
- Ruth (UK, via France)
- Marcel (Philippines)

2014

- Marion (+ friend) Bordeaux/Paris
- Kajman + Pavlina (Barcelona)

(In Bristol) I hosted...

2011
- Corina (USA)
- Isabel (Germany) and Lisa (Switzerland)
- Jean-François (France)
- Kate (UK)
- Yaëlle (Switzerland)
- Arnaud (Québec)
- Mika (France)

Have stayed with...

2010
- Véro (Sete, France)
- Diane (near to Kalamata, Greece)
- Daniella and her family (Amazas, Piemonte, Italy)
- Doris and her son (La Rochelle, France)

2011
- Delphine (Hendaye, France)

2012
- Nico (Toulouse, France) x3

2013
- Nekane (Aragon)

2014
- Florie + Romain (Larzac, Aveyron)
- Martin (St Affrique, Aveyron)

Interests

I like doing: hill walking, back country skiing, climbing, wild camping, foraging, spinning, wild swimming, travelling, knitting, crochet, cooking, reading, language learning, singing, writing...

I like: mountains, nature, yarn, museums, visual culture, concerts, festivals, sustainable living, oceans, dictionaries...

Music, Movies & Books

The next two books on my "to read this spring" list:

- Birds Without Wings (Louis de Bernieres)

- Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseno a volar (Luis Sepulveda)

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH: It'll be a pleasure to help you practice your English :-) Other than that, I can teach you how to knit in three different languages (English, French, Danish)...

LEARN: I'd like to learn any new techniques for the crafts I already enjoy (knitting, sewing...) If you know how to spin, that is even better!

EXHANGE: I am very interested in alternative approaches to teaching, learning and education in general. It would be a pleasure to exhange ideas and learn about new approaches.

SHARE: We can guarantee a warm welcome and a warm meal...but not a warm shower as sometimes our boiler breaks down.... :-)

Other than that, you'll be sure to get a smile!!

What I Can Share With Hosts

We can guarantee a warm welcome and big smiles.
We can't always guarantee a warm shower...!

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, United Kingdom

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