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A little bit about me........
I am Hali, An English Pirate!!!!
I have been living on a pirate ship in the Netherlands for 7 years, and before that I lived on a boat in the UK for 6 years. Now I live in a Yurt in a community in South East Holland.
I have a 2 year old son called Jona
And a 7 month old son called Kai.
Im a co sleeping, attachment unschooling parent who plans to breastfeed my kids until they choose not to :)
Im a traveller and an Artist at life although I also love to paint things, whether its houses, boats, cars, furniture, or even myself I feel most complete when there is a paintbrush in between my fingers. I also have a love for nature and water and prefer to live a primitive, basic and natural lifestyle.
Living on boats for a decade with an array of self taught skills I aspire to be as self sufficient as can be and 'attempt' to rebel against the western society.
People call me an Eco-Holic :/
I strive for peace, equality and Altruism and if it were left up to me the whole world would be more humane, Conscious, and considerate.
I am a Vegetarian T-total health freak but it doesnt mean you wont find me prancing about on the dancefloor! (Just means I will be able to drive you drunkheads back home!!!!)
Being English I have a dry sense of humour, its hard to be unhappy when I am around but underneath that thick layer of skin of mine I am a deep, sensitive and wise soul who you can talk with about anything.
I can speak English, Ik Probere Nederlands, Espanol and Body Language ;)
Why pay the doctor to recover our health when we should pay the farmer to keep us healthy
Not all those who wander are lost
Seeing the world as if through eyes of a child
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate........
Then always be a pirate
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To keep me away from Facebook
Exploring the mystery of reality
Discovering the secrets of life
Sound and Silence
Love and friendship
Laughter, smiles and happiness
Globalization and world views
Watching the sunset and sunrise
Culture and Religion
Permaculture and sustainable living
Law of Nature
Looking through old photos
Painting, doodling, Creating
Dancing as if no one is looking
Singing as if no one is listening
Natural and energy healing
Sailing, sailing and more sailing.
Our Planet Earth
Life and everything it entails
Dislikes Football, Meat, TV, 'Coffeeshops' and Verbal Vomit
Music, Movies, and Books
Current book I am reading - 'Thank you for being such a Pain' by Mark Rosen and Biography of Wilhem Reich
My favourite Poem by Rumi -
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Teach, Learn, Share
The more I learn and discover, the more I realize how little I know.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My home, My food,My energy, Experience and life stories so far.............
Countries I’ve Visited
Barbados, Belgium, Cabo Verde, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Netherlands, United Kingdom