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  • Fluent in English; learning French
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  • Member since 2007
  • I stay home with the dog. Darrin works in computer aided...
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About Me

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Always planning our next holiday. Must like dogs! Last minute requests usually aren't accepted, but you can give it a try tho, a sob story could work...


Planning Scotland for 2018.


I love travel, and discussing all aspects of it with people - I guess it's my passion, now if I can just win the lotto, I can commit my life to seeing the world...sigh.

Also, !big dog alert! Shadow, the brilliant lab mix dog! So, if you don't like dogs, look elsewhere...he is much better behaved now that he is 9+ yrs old. Shadow is pretty calm now - so he probably won't even jump up, he doesn't even bark when people come visit now - he has to take it easy on the stairs, so I ask if he's upstairs when you are and comes down with you to please go slow since he's taken some spills.


Personal philosophy...hmmm...I just hope to meet people from all over, and just be able to share a little bit with them, and hopefully give them some good memories, good meals.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing



Have met some great people from all over the world - well, Europe, Canada, Australia and US, but still - want to meet more!
As of Aug 2017 hosted 66 folks and have been hosted 14+ times (thanks Ric- 3 times! And Lesley and Mike - 4 times)


Scrapbooking, travel, digital photography, surfing the net for travel ideas and planning our next vacation, usually months in advance. Cooking (always a good hobby). Debating getting into geocaching...
1. Victoria Park - if you like the great outdoors and a leisurely walk thru the woods.
2. Tidal Bore - sorta cool - really good around full moon - higher tides. Also Tidal Bore rafting in Stewiacke (20 min drive)
3. Colchester Historical Museum - hmm, haven't been there for ages, but I'm sure it's still interesting.
Within driving distance - Pictou (30 min) - nice little town with ship Hector and a museum about the ship. Tatamagouche (35 min). Joggins (60 min - or more - long time since I've been there) - the fossil cliffs! Shubenacadie Wildlife Park - 25min drive...Canadian wildlife, nice place.

  • dogs
  • wildlife
  • photography
  • cooking
  • tv
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • socializing
  • scrapbooking
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

U2!!!!!!!!!!Adele, canadian stuff(Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, The Trews, Matthew Good).
Love Dean Koontz, Stephen King, my hubby likes science fiction/fantasy.

Movies - Bourne trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Matrix. Dark Knight, MARVEL movies, Star Wars. Funny stuff, scifi, thrillers, drama...

TV - love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (I know, not on anymore, but I can still love it). Arrested Development. Extras - Ricky Gervais - brilliant! Lately - Game of Thrones, The Americans, Walking Dead, Amazing Race, Atlanta, The Goldbergs, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Supernatural, Game of Thrones (OK, who doesn't watch GoT?)...other shows like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

And I've really gotten into podcasts - Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It (Friend of the Pod!)...The Daily, BBC Global News, Canadaland, Stuff You Should Know, Lore, The Bugle, Science Vs, Judge John Hodgman...I listen to lots!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I LOVED Venice - been 4 times and I just think it's magical! And if in Rome, go to Appia Antica - so close yet such a diff setting. Also, went up Mt Vesuvius. (Does taking a header off a mtn bike in Switzerland count? I had amazing bruises!)

Teach, Learn, Share

visited 9 states (4%)Create your own visited map of The World

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hmm, hubby and I are pretty quiet - non-smokers and non-drinkers. We do love to chat, but don't expect you to spend all day showing us around - unless you want to! Been hosting and surfing since 2007, so we know how we like to be treated when hosting, and how we should act when being hosted!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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