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In a state of becoming with a definite past - looking for people also in a state of becoming!
Amiable,inquisitive and Liberal-minded - like to meet people from all backgrounds. Really interested in cinema, music (a classical music and Eurovision addict!) and belong to the local Recorded Music Society (well known for doing programs of composers from lesser-known countries so if you have any I might not know about I'm all ears!), cycling, walking (rambling), art, meeting others and travelling. I also love to read particularly travel books, Dickens, murder mysteries and just recently some William Boyd.
I'm also in CAMRA - an organisation that fosters the burgeoning and brilliant real ale environment in the UK so if you're coming to stay I know of plenty of local pubs with really good beer for you to try (and even if you don't drink are full of character)
I'm 47 and Gay. I don't care if you are or not as long as you don't care that I am! Just want to meet people of all ages as individuals.
If, by any chance, you can bring me a fridge magnet of your country/hometown I'd be happy to swap.
I'm also a member of LGHEI (LGBT hospitality network) and OUTeverywhere (facebook for Gays) through which I organise local events.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Have hosted a few people and really like it. Stayed with a few people too. I will try and put you up if I can although I might be in London or other places visiting friends and family.
If I say I can host you then I will keep to that promise. I only expect you to also keep me informed if your plans change at the earliest opportunity. Please touch base with me (either whatsapp or phone) as I was very cross when I turned down two people as I was supposed to host at the same time and the person who had indicated he would come two months beforehand failed to contact me.
I now require a whatsapp or mobile number and touch base before you come to make the arrangements and to break the ice.
Surfed at Marco's in Italy, Servas and Ben/Oswald in Lithuania, Lee and Andy in Riga and been to socials. Have hosted Steph, Dave, Bill, Josh, Rafal, Marijke & Matthis and my good mate funny man Noel!
Classical, folk, alternative and Eurovision music, great food, great literature, open-minded people, partying.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books - Dickens, Christie and other mystery books. Loved `The Monkey Puzzle` by Timothy Mo and now `Restless` by William Boyd.
Music - almost everything including Classical and Pop. Love Indie and Rock as well as the wonderful borderlands of jazz/folk/trance/post pop - Sigur Ros, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Conjure One etc. I'm also a Eurovision fanatic having been five times.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Been around the World and to 45 countries including going to Fiji rebel roadblocks when there was a coup as well as going to countries like Armenia, Georgia and Albania.
Being a Eurovision (ista) has saved my life on two occasions (well not literally)once at Tel Aviv airport (thank you Dana International) and when I was questioned in a police room at Odessa bus station!
Recently did a Baltics trip - first time on a segway in Riga and to a Gay club in Vilnius!
Teach, Learn, Share
Happy to cook - I make a mean salmon taliagtelle
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cook Islands, Fiji, Italy
Countries I’ve Lived In