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Hey there, I'm Jessica (or Jesse...or Jess, whichever you'd prefer).
I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but have found an oddly wonderful connection with the UK. I will always love my city, but sometimes I'm not entirely sure it's where I belong. That's why travelling is so important to me.
At the moment I am in Australia for a few months working at a couple of theatre festivals, although my life is back in London with my fella and our flat.
If asked, I'd describe myself as curious, friendly and gracious. I hope that other people see me as kind, unique and maybe even interesting. I am a bit of a busy bee, but am happy to get together for hot chocolate and a chat! I love to hear about other peoples adventures, and am glad to give advice if I can (Especially if you're going to Saskatoon, give me a shout, and I'll be more than happy to sing the praises of my homeland!)
I am because you are. Ubuntu made perfect sense to me the moment I came across it.
Travel: Working on a goal of seeing 30 countries before I'm 30 - I'll see the whole world some day, it's just going to take a little time.
Theatre: I can't remember a time when I didn't love theatre. Usually when I travel I make a point to experience local culture by seeking out fringe companies, and I hope to one day combine my love of theatre and travel. I am undertaking an MA this year in European Theatre and Dramaturgy.
Street Art: I love finding it, looking at it, talking about it. If I was at all artistic (or stealthy) I would definitely become a street artist. My favourite place for street art is Barcelona, although I tend to find it wherever I go.
Board games: I never thought I'd say this, but board games are so much fun! We have a pretty substantial collection, and can often be found in the company of good friends, eating some good food, and playing a game or two. Some of my favourites are Lords of Waterdeep, Galaxy Trucker and Dix It.
Music, Movies, and Books
Gee whiz. I'll pretty well watch/read/listen to anything that's given to me. I'll take any chance I get to be exposed to new information and ideas. I suppose my favourite book is A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer, has been since I was 10. At the moment I am reading Pride and Predjudice and Zombies, but can often be found with travel stories and historical fictions. I'm generally a bit obsessed with Joel Plaskett, Volcanoless in Canada, and the Hilltop Hoods song Nosebleed Section (it's just such a catchy jam!).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Surprised my mom with a trip to Italy
- Woke up to a view of Mount Fuji
- Hugged a stingray in Antigua
What I Can Share with Hosts
I make a yummy pineapple salsa and can teach you how to cross stitch. I also really like decorating houses, so if a room needs painting, I'm your girl!
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Romania, United Kingdom