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to bring a bit of focus into my life and ground in one place for a while....the biggest challenge for an adventurous sagittarius!! I have been living in California the past 6 months setting up a ceramic studio with my partner. We have just packed it all up for the time being to visit the folks back in the UK and for him to see Europe for the first time.
We spent the first 6 months of our relationship living and volunteering down in Baja mexico which is a very special place to me. We were living off grid at an permaculture community called Biosana where we renovated an earthen temple.
Before that i was at uni doing a Contemporary Craft degree where I was casting and fusing glass, hand building and slip casting ceramic and knocking together bits of salvaged wood and metal to make nostalgic items/toys. Interested in creating sacred spaces and installations- alters, meditation pods/areas. I make bells and have a blog about the journey down the west coast we just completed, hanging them in different trees along the way. www.whitedragontrails.wordpress.com
I try and bring presence into my life and see the lessons in situations that arise. Be joyful and grateful... life is wonderful after all! I have a daily meditation practice. I spend a lot of time walking in the woods, clambouring around hills and small mountains, swimming in rivers. Thats where I feel closest to the divine.....and recognise we are that divinity.
Trust in life and love
You have 3 options in every situation: Accept, Try to change or Leave....
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have stayed with many people now all over the world and its been a great thing to get involved with. I have hosted a couple of times in the yurt I made and lived in for a couple of years. Right now i am living half the time in the US as I met my beloved out their last year. We will be hosting when we return in the spring after our european trip for him to meet the parents and see Europe for the first time.
Wow! I have had some great experiences! So much kindness! I was given a hotel room in Kos, Turkey one time. Stayed on an amazing boat in Vancouver Canada, so many awesome dinners, nights out, visits to local attractions. So much trust is shown which I think is key to a happy life- its so painful to be worried and fearful!
Making things especially out of natural materials or second hand/salvaged /scavenged 'rubbish'. My yurt frame is made from johnson grass- an invasive bamboo-like species that grows everywhere along the coast in Portugal. I like to sew and have started making willow baskets. I love photography but my SLR recently took a dive into the sea so stuck with compact at the mo :( Painting too.
Also- tiny houses, self-build dwellings, permaculture, veg growing, Mushrooms!, the sea, woodlands, trees! hiking, hitching, ambitious crazy travelling plans!!
- organic food
- visual arts
Music, Movies, and Books
Fur. Lolıta. Requiem for a Dream. Big Fish. Equilibrium. Fear and Loathing. Blow. Scarface. Lock Stock. Star Wars. Romeo and Juliet. Amores Perros. Y Tu Mama Tambien. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Clockwork Orange. The Labrınth. Pans Labrinth. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original). Little Miss Sunshine. Moonrise Kingdom. Electric Children. Volver. Secretary. Spirited Away. Princess Mononokee. My Neighbour Totoro. Ponyo. Ghibli in general! Run Lola Run. Edward Scissorhands. The Invincibles. Finding Nemo.
Bonobo, Natty, Caravan Palace, Of Monsters and Men, Prodigy, Radiohead, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Crooked Vultures, Stones, Blur, The Bluetones, Joy Division, Placebo, The Doors, The Stones, Amadou and Mariam, Junior Marvin, Black Uhuru, The Raveonettes, Regina Spector, The Dresden Dolls, Alanis, Tina T, Gabs, 90's music! Elastica, Alisha'a Attic, Pulp, The Verve,
Raving to D & B, Hardcore, Trance, Dubstep,
Chilling out to Dub, Reggae and tings
Life of Pye. Jesus Weed. Sahara. Magic Bus. Virgin Suicides. Im with the Band. Valley of the Kasbahs. Alais Grace. Roots. The Handmaids Tale. Oryx and Crake. Thousand Splendid Suns. Purple Hibiscus. Trainspotting. Filth. On the Road. Peter Hamilton-epic!. The Woodland Way. Mycelium Running.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Travelled from the UK to Hawaii with no flights- just boats, buses and cars....most hitchhiked. took almost 2 years---was not exactly a linear path:)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can grow things! Let me help you start your edible garden.
Sewing- I have patched and mended alot of clothing for hosts!
What I Can Share with Hosts
tasty raw/vegan dishes (raw pie!), although i can cook too!
sparkly conversations re: life, the helpful nature of the universe, going with the flow and trusting what comes your way.....
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In
Spain, United Kingdom, United States