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Overview

  • 58 References 49 Confirmed & Positive
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  • 46, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • ME: Administrator for a Dr's surgery. HIM: Stay-at-home h...
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  • From Grew-up: Sheffield/Cardiff. Now: Ballachulish, Scotland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet, greet and welcome people from all over the world

ABOUT ME

Mother of 3, and wife of one. Live in a large, drafty, cold, old school. It is fantastic, but bloody freezing! Live there with hubby Liam, and my two fab girls; Holly and Daisy and fairly recently acquired boy; Eben (and more than likely a mouse or two!!) - oh, not sure that is going to encourage anybody to stay with us...

PHILOSOPHY

Have silly fun...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We have enjoyed meeting different people and help them on their travels. How amazing to have the opportunity to help people.
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Where people we have hosted come from... 44 (39 in 2007)
Australia {2} Belgium {1} Denmark {1} Hungary {1} French-Canada {1} Switzerland {1} Canada {2} Finland {2} Romania {2} NZ {3} UK {3) France {7} Germany {8} USA {9}

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Read about it in the Big Issue... great article. CS is very appealing. Mostly because I'd have love to have done this before having kids etc (not that I couldn't now but it wouldn't be as easy!). So next best thing is to meet folk from countries I'd like to go to, here! From the comfort of our own couch!! :D

Interests

Craft, crochet, running, food, glitter, StampinUp, cartoons (usually ones drawn by my husband http://gosh-wow-productions.blogsp ot.com/), theatre (usually when we are involved - Panto, woohoo!), dancing (but not very well)

  • dancing
  • dining
  • exercise
  • running
  • cartoons
  • crochet

Music, Movies, and Books

Black Eyed Peas, Scissor Sisters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, B52s, Gomez, Eels, Priscilla (ST), Brother Where Art Thou (ST), Pulp, Fat Boy Slim, Moby, Black Crowes, oh... and tonnes of odd and eclectic stuff that would scare you! Mostly Indie, some Rap, Folk, Classical, and * Disco *

M*A*S*H, Amelie, Broken Flowers, Night on Earth, Mystery Train, Brother Where Art Thou, The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Calamity Jane (I know, very sad), When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, The Great Garrick, Shrek, Shrek 2, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, The Nightmare Before Christmas, La Haine, Little Man Tate

One Hundred Thousand Senses, The Rose Revived, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Stardust, Series of Unfortunate Events, Chocolat

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Done: Drove myself to hospital whilst in labour with my first born!

Seen: The Eiffel Tower light up at midnight for a few seconds... it was beautiful and seemed to be just for us (I know this isn't anything unusual, but it was just that whole 'timing' thing... it was cool)

Done: Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK - Glasgow Green, 10th June... raised more money than we thought we would - aimed for £150 and got £672!!. We fast walked the whole measly 5k, but it was fab as we'd never done anything like it before!

This year I ran 5k for Cancer Reasearch. I only took up running last September after doing NO exercise at all, ever, so rather proud of this achievement.

Teach, Learn, Share

That sounds great... just can't think of anything right now... want to know how to crochet?! lol

Countries I’ve Visited

Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

Old School Badges

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