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Informazioni generali

  • 21 Referenzas 16 Confermato e positivo
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Membro dal 2009
  • I'm a community social worker
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Massey University, NZ
  • Città di origine non indicata
  • Profilo completo al 100%

Chi sono

1-We do not live in Christchurch. We live over an hour south of Christchurch. You need your own transport as there is no public transport.
2 - Give at least two (2) weeks notice please - we don't take short notice requests.

3 - You need to state in your request what transport you will use. This is important information for us and lets me know you've read this. With out this you will be declined.


Live, learn, love, laugh.


I married an amazing man called Bernard who I have introduced to couch surfing. He is a crop and sheep farmer near the mouth of the Rakaia river (Cantebury, NZ). That's where we live and its a long way from Christchurch. We have a son called Mathew.

Mathew likes to smile, eat and sleep. His favourite activity at the moment is playing and he likes people. He says a lot but we don't always understand him.

Bernard is right into music and plays the guitar and various other similar instruments.

I love to travel and somehow have managed to do some despite never having much money (that might be why actually).

I love the outdoors (hiking, kayaking, caving, horseriding...)and talking to people.

I like to read, and play music and would like to be able to fly.

I'm Catholic and do actually go to church.


To find yourself you have to give yourself away.

Perché sono iscritto su Couchsurfing


By hosting and surfing - I love meeting people.


Excellent. I've had lots of positive experiences meeting couchsurfers. I've met some great people. The only negative experience I've had is receiving no replies to requests. It makes it hard to plan.


Where to begin...
Traveling, reading (all sorts), conversations and people. Other cultures interest me. I love music and the outdoors, gardening, creatrive/arty stuff like drawing, writing, taking photos, making stuff and sewing and.... There´s not enough time for everything! =(

  • culture
  • writing
  • flying
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • divinity

Musica, film e libri

Bernard likes classic rock, guitars and other similar instruments . He likes Sci-fi movies and good food.

I don't watch a lot of movies these days - too busy doing other things.

Music - don´t know much about it but I do like a variety.
a little pop (Jason Mraz, Kolby Callais) , a bit more rock but not too heavy (Matchbox 20, Life house, Chilli Peppers,Queen, U2, Bon Jovi...) Older stuff (Cliff Richard, Abba, Carpenters,Billy Joel, Eagles...)
A little classical (Vivaldi, Bach and other well known composers).

I read all sorts (but don´t like soppy books):

Kite Runner,
WW2 and WW1 novels and biographies.
Fantasy books like JRR Tolkien books and David Eddings;
Classics ie A Tail of 2 Cities, Little Dorrit, Lorna Doone...;
Angela´s Ashes (After I did the tour in Limerick)
Numerous random books from the 2nd hand shop.

Lots of 'Theology of the Body' books - fantastic!
'Spirit of the Liturgy,' 'The Love that Satisfies.'

Una cosa incredibile che ho fatto

Get married.

Insegna, impara, condividi

'The opposite of love is not hate, but using.'

When you use someone you are reducing them to the level of an object (like a piece of furniture). People are more than objects and should not be used but, unfortunately, it can be easy to do.(Theology of the body).

Is that too deep?

Cosa posso offrire ai padroni di casa

Our culture, experiences and good company. Stories and hopefully laugh.

Paesi che ho visitato

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Paesi in cui ho vissuto

Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand

Distintivi “vecchia scuola”

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