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envisage pedalling most mornings into the township to read the newspapers in the sun.
to IMPROVE MY PICNIC-OLOGY TALENTS
& fly monster kites,
& ride bicycles
& IMPROVE MY MASSAGE SKILLS
& feed beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets
I think I am intelligent, creative, a good communicator, well read and funny,with a well developed sense of humour to counter the absurdity of life.
I ADJUDICATED HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES AND WAS AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBER OF TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL.[COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC SPEAKING ]
Walk or cycle every days (there are bikes and helmets for guests).
READ EVERYDAY HARD COPIES OF BROADSHEET NEWSPAPERS
[FIRST, ROUGH DRAFT OF HISTORY.]
AND MANY MORE ON NET
no tv for 15 years
But free wi-fi in rooms and yard.
NBN FASTEST SPEED
If u would like to visit, tell me why I should host you.
ONE OF MY HOBBIES IS "OP SHOP" SHOPPING.
DRESS UP A BIT for PICNICS AND MEALS.
CAN TIE BOW-TIES AND HAVE LARGE COLLECTION.
CHAMPAGNE AND POETRY COMPANY
IN HOUSE POET Manqué
DIAL a BUBBLY
SYDNEY STOCK EXCHANGE IN PITT ST
University of Sydney
PARRAMATTA EVENING COLLEGE
Tweed Heads, Thornleigh, NSW.
Manly Toowong, WYNNUM [QLD]
Woy Woy, Eastwood ENMORE NSW.
"You are only on this earth for a short time...so enjoy it!"
and have picnics
"Work like you don't need the money,
love like you have never been hurt,
and dance like no-one is watching.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
CS IS NOT JUST A FREE BED. IT SHOULD BE MORE. ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE PLANET.
ABOUT UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT CULTURES.AND FROM SUCH KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING MAYBE A BETTER LIVED LIFE.
IF U WOULD LIKE TO VISIT TELL ME WHY I SHOULD HOST YOU & your attitude towards weed.
I do like guests who enjoy a few glasses of champagne to join me to celebrate life.
During the last 15 years of hosting I have had many trevellers from all over the world.
YOU CAN READ THEIR COMMENTS IN MY GUEST BOOK
flaneur and pédaleur
feeding beautiful Rainbow Lorikeet parrots
PHOTOGRAPHY, keeping fit, volunteer worker, reading, chess, scrabble.
Learning stress reducing massage.
Dining at the Y.
- volunteer work
Music, Movies, and Books
Mostly classical music playing all day
[FIRST, ROUGH DRAFT OF HISTORY.]
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
[COLUMN 8 CONTRIBUTOR]
and local paper
NY Times e-edition subscriber
[I don't have TV]
The NY Review of Books,
Favorite authors - Bill Bryson, J P Dunleavy, Bert Russell,
Arthur Koestler, Bert Benson,
and of course there is above all,
William McGonagall, Poet & Tragedian.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
[with a partner] Created a Champagne delivery business called
"Dial a Bubbly"
"THE SPARKLING ALTERNATIVE TO FLOWERS"
We had 'French Maids' delivering the chilled bottles, singing Happy Birthday, or whatever and then pouring it.
We were quite famous in Sydney for a couple of years.
NOW JUST STARTING "SAFETY STRIPS"
VIVID, BLUE FLASHING LED LIGHT STRIPS FOR BICYCLES.
ALSO INVENTED THE IMPORTANT NEW WORD "TREVEL"
SEE URBAN DICTIONARY
Teach, Learn, Share
Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment.
trained Adjudicator for High Schools Debates
Independent meeting chairperson skills.
Director of Shelter NSW
Board member NSW Federation of Housing Associations
Trained in Meeting Procedure.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, New Zealand