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Overview

  • 15 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 52, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist
  • Dropped out of uni in third year - my Dad's finally over it.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live, love and travel the world.

ABOUT ME
I love to laugh, I love to dance and be spontaneous...go anywhere I've never been before. At the same time I'm very contemplative and love interesting, intelligent conversation.
I am a journalist but have another hat as a ballet teacher, which I'm not wearing at the moment.
Until recently I presented the Saturday Breakfast program on ABC radio in my region (Central Queensland) and was a part-time news reporter during the week. Now I work as senior reporter with CQ's largest newspaper.
I love travelling and having the freedom to go with the wind.
My children are adults and living their own lives so my life is mine again.

PHILOSOPHY

Hmm - that's big.
You have one life, go live it.
I believe in God and the bible, but never been that good at going to church every week. I love contemplating the great mysteries of life and the universe and the so many things we don't understand.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I first Couchsurfed in California early 2009 with my 3 teenage boys. Had a fantastic time and met some truly great people. We hosted quite a few coushsurfers in Victoria and it's been great fun.
I haven't been able to host for the past few years but have just reconnected with the Couchsurfing world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Had a brilliant time couchsurfing in USA and although I thought there wouldn't be too many visitors to Corryong we had quite a few from Australia and around the world.

Interests

Classical ballet and contemporary dance.
Travel
Bushwalking/hiking/long walks
Reading
Backgammon - I always play white.
Dogs, I have two. One is very, very big and a gentle kind hearted soul. The other thinks he's big.
Renovating my house.

  • dogs
  • writing
  • books
  • dancing
  • ballet dancing
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Loved The Dish, Educating Rita, The Departed, Kenny, Muriel's Wedding (bit of a fan of Aussie movies), The Usual Suspects, The Turning Point, The Posiedon Adventure (original), loved Shrek.
Music: Everything from classical and contemporary country to rock, blues, 80s, soul and ...... so much. Hate techno. Was once the world's biggest Kiss fan but that was a long time ago.
Books: I love to read - my favourite was Papillon.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I had 4 children in 3 years (twins in the middle)
Met and spoke with Dame Margot Fonteyn
Parachuted solo

Teach, Learn, Share

Anyone for a ballet class!
Love to learn Salsa and another language.
I've travelled and lived pretty extensively around Australia.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good bottle of red or white and I love to cook
I now live and work in the region I grew up in so my local knowledge pretty good.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, India, Ireland, Thailand, United States, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia

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