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things i love: my friends-my beautiful boyfriend-my tuff growlin', couch destroyin', under-bed hidin', snuggles lovin' pup Stumpy-bedroom dancing-natural medicine and veganism-the Eighties; fashion, movies and music: particularly anything involving long hair and bandannas-Croatia-booty shaking, headbanging, round and round twirling-shopping-cooking-going to the beach and getting a tan-reading-riding my bike and decorating it with stickers-library exploring-karaoke!-birthdays-trying on various combinations of all my clothing-cheap jewelry-veganism-haircuts and hair as red as i can possibly get it-music and live bands--anything green, turquoise, teal-tea; herbal, green, fruit, rooibos, chai served from proper teapots in proper teacups-hair metal-animals-cake-going to parties-being completely without any talents-making things to do lists-planning outings-having an above average knowledge of flowers-going to the cinema and watching movies at home-serial killers and mass murderers-xxx
It's now or never.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I had my first experience as a couchsurfer way back in 2006, on an epic adventure throughout Europe. With the highlights of most trips being the people you meet on them, couchsurfing was definitely perfect for meeting people. Whether slumming on floors with a curtain for a sheet, or being put up in a swish apartment with city and ocean views, I certainly experienced a wide range of "couches" to surf, and loved them all!
I hosted traveller after weary traveller for a few summers after this, but had some issue with silly housemates and was unable to host for the last couple of years. Thankfully, now my partner and I have our own place and cannot wait to meet some new folks and give them a comfy place to rest!
Stayed with many wonderful people and had many amazing experiences couchsurfing all over Europe in 2006, currently hosting people in my home, which is an approximate half hour from the centre of Melbourne city!
I go both ways - whilst I love staying in and cooking some elaborate and healthy vegan meal, curled up under a blanket with a book and a bath on the horizon, I also adore getting out of the house and raging on the dancefloor until I get kicked out (though, my years are holding me back a little!). I also love music and seeing live bands, gardening, hanging out with my amazing boyfriend Lachie and our wonderful pooch, Stumpy, learning new things, shopping for vintage goodies and nerding out over most anything and everything
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Grimes, The Shins, Weezer, Bon Jovi, Mars Volta, Far Left Limit, Wild Flag, Le Tigre, Guns n Roses, Sleater Kinney, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Poison -Bloc Party, Cat Power, Royal Headache, Xray Spex, Skid Row, The Pixies, The Postal Service, At the Drive In, Motley Crue, Nirvana, The Smiths, Kid Dynamite, The Descendants,Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper. Punk, hair metal, anything I can dance to.
Movies - The Labyrinth, Never Ending Story, Spirited Away, Zoolander, Amelie, Sixteen Candles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Breakfast Club, Dazed and Confused, Homeward Bound, Natural Born Killers, Chocolat, Gone with the Wind, Kill Bill Vol I and II, The Notebook, Donnie Darko, Napoleon Dynamite, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The Dinner Game, Run Lola Run.
Books - anything by David Sedaris, Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray, Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar, George Orwell - Animal Farm, Donna Tartt - The Secret History, Douglas Copeland - Hey! Nostradamus, Robert Cormier - I Am The Cheese, The Chocolate War, We All Fall Down, Paullina Simons - Tully, Margaret Mitchell - Gone With The Wind, Haruki Murakami - The Windup Bird Chronicle, The Elephant Vanishes, Margaret Atwood - The Handmaids Tale, Cat's Eye, S.E Hinton - The Outsiders, Tex, Elizabeth Kata - A Patch of Blue, Pat Conroy - The Prince of Tides, Tolstoy - Anna Karenina, Katherine Paterson - Bridge to Terabithia, Harper Lee - To Kill A Mockingbird, And authors: Oscar Wilde, Patricia Cornwell, George Orwell, Chuck Palahniuk, Ann Rule, Sylvia Plath, Jackie Collins, Kurt Vonnegut, Donna Tartt, Douglas Copeland, Robert Cormier, Sidney Sheldon, Paul Zindel, S.E Hinton, Pat Conroy, Margaret Atwood, Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami. Harry Potter.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Oh gosh, where would I even start...?
Teach, Learn, Share
An eternal student, I have spent the last 29 years of my life learning, and aim to continue to do so. The primary skill I can happily and confidently share is how to cook healthy and delicious vegan meals. I've just finished a Nutrition degree, and preparing vital, cruelty free meals for the ones I love is a passion of mine. I love swapping recipes and ideas and having a buddy to hang out in the kitchen with me.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In