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Overview

  • 7 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Work in a University as an e-learning adviser
  • Yeah had lots of this so why am I still stupid?
  • From Nottingham
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find a true calling in life...

ABOUT ME

Where to start. Hmmm

Well if there is a party going on I wanna be there.

I'm a very easy going laid back person who's really down to earth. The kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and always willing to help those around me. I'm a great listener, curious and observant... a person who makes your day just that little bit brighter.

I try to enjoy most things that life throws at me and am always up for a laugh, actually, I tend to laugh at most things ;)

I take pleasure from the simple things in life... good company, good food, good music, natural world, fun people, good times, etc...

Been described by others as 'the most open minded bloke they know'. Well that's just me being me, not judging others and seeking the good in all that exsits.

PHILOSOPHY

Work hard, party harder...

Smile - it's healthy, it is kind and easy to do!

Life's not a rehersal so get on with it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted a few people at my house. Been to lots of meets in my City and other cities, have surfed on the East coast of the US which was an great intro to surfing. Know lots of surfers in other places that I frequent. Thoroughly recommended and try to support the community where ever I find myself.

Interests

I find most things interesting but if I had to name a few well I guess it'd be:

Diving (instruction), sailing, playing (piano, bass, acoustic guitar & accordion) / singing, music generally, hifi, photography, dancing, technology, architecture, cooking, cycling, football (soccer that is - watching my home team and occasionally playing), volley ball (actually any group sports), skiing and travelling. oh and partying!

  • singing
  • architecture
  • photography
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • partying
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • cycling
  • kite surfing
  • camping
  • cave diving
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • soccer
  • geography
  • history
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Love most music, actually a bit of a musician myself so anything that is 'quality', whatever the genre. Especially like funk, soul, reggae, folk, 60's stuff, vocal orientated work, classical... see what I mean, anything goes.

Film - don't really have a memory for stories as much as I do melodies, but I love experiencing a story and attach importance to it. I'm not much of a Hollywood fan, although I was always a bit of a sci-fi boy and brought up with James Bond on the TV, so stuff like that still works. I like fantasy also.

What I also really enjoy though are strong, depictive works that show others lives and cultures, a lot of which you find in world cinema and independent/ smaller film makers (hence my couch surfing interest). Love British comedy and well most comedy esp. live, impromptu, stand up comedy (we have a great club in Nottingham, actually I prefer live performances so should go see more gigs/ plays/ musicals/ theatre, etc...

Not the biggest reader as I don't find it pleasurable to read, and feel good stories The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) was one of the last books I read start to finish.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

First off are all probably scuba diving related: dived with seals in Scotland; dived the corals of Fiji for a month while living on a yatch (see pic in profile :) New Zealand, Cape Verde and Thailand.

New Zealand in a camper van for a month and all the adventures (learnt to ski there) would be a close 2nd.

Sailing across the English channel to France and the Channel Islands in a racing yatch.

Trecking through a Thailand rain forest 4th

Climbing Rysy (peak of the Polish Tatry mountain) 5th

All awesome adventures

Recently - cave diving in Cape Verde (Island off the coast of West Africa). Wow loved it so much, up there with my top 5 dives in my lifetime. oh and also my first experiences with Kite Surfing.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach music (singing, piano, guitar, some bass guitar, accordion), cooking skills, diving, technology/ online stuff, audio/video expert, multimedia software, Polish & English language, UK accent :)

Also my cycling, sailing, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and architecture knowledge.

Like to learn more about history, geography, other cultures, what poeple hold dear to them in their lifes.

What can I share - well I can guarantee sharing my love, life experiences, knowledge, philsophies.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, United Kingdom

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