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To enjoy the UK again after 12 years in Spain and meet interesting people travelling through Liverpool, a city I have totally fallen in love with!
I'm English and have two teenagers in London and the USA. I love travelling and backpacked all over the world before settling in Spain near the Pyrenees.Once the children left the nest I decided I needed a new adventure and here I am in Liverpool. I consider myself young at heart and get on well with people of all ages.
I want to make the most of every minute and only work to live! I want my children to be open minded and accepting of people of every race, religion, colour, background...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I like meeting people from other countries. When travelling as a young woman I received lots of help, generosity and hospitatlity and want to do the same for other people now that I am settled.
PLEASE NOTE! Couchsurfing has changed a lot in recent years and I am now more fussy about the people I host. It is very unlikely that I will accept your request if 1) You do not have a full profile with photo 2) You have a new profile and have not conributed anything to the CS community 3) You send me an obvious "copy and paste" request. 4) Your request is last minute. 5) You obviously don't realise/care/ appreciate that you are asking to stay in my home.
KONSTANTIN + 2 CHILDREN from Belgium stayed with me for one week.
ANNA + MANOLO from Poland/Seville stayed here for 2 nights.
ROGER + FAMILY hosted us for 2 nights in Alella
TXIN TXIN + SERGIO hosted me in Vio for a night, although she's a friend too :o)
1ST ARAGON MEETING - went to meet fellow CSurfers in Zaragoza
XAVI in Vilafranca hosted me for one night
PEPE in Vilanova hosted me for one night
JIM & GIBRAN from USA/Mexico stayed with us for one night
JEAN & FAMILY from France stayed in our home for 2 nights
ARUMINA & SHAHANA from India were with us for 2 nights
FREDDI & LILI from Switzerland here for just a night (we were their first CS experience!)
MICHAEL, CONNIE & little THEO from Germany crashed here for 3 nights
ALAN from the UK for 1 night
AMEL & VICTOR from France/Cuba for 16 nights - it's a record!
DANIEL from Australia needed a place to rest for 2 nights
KARLA & ANIA from Poland here for two nights
ANGELO, OLGA AND ADRIANNE from Italy here for a quick visit - just one night!
NELE & JULIAN from Belguim for two nights plus party :o)
SYLWIA & KAMIL from Poland for two nights
ALEX, ULRIKE, FLORIAN & SIMON from Germany / France with us for 2 nights
JAVIER from Zaragoza here for one night
ANAIS, LETISIA, SARAH AND DELPHINE from Northern France, just a one night stopover en route to Barcelona.
MARE - met for a drink in Dubrovnik
RAFAL & DARIA from Poland - stayed in my new flat for 2 nights. First visitors in my smaller space and it was cool :o)
MY VISIT TO SEVILLA:-
MANOLO - hosted me for 2 nights
ALFONSO, ANA, ALFONSO, ANITA - lovely dinner at their home
ROSELLA, TXONE, RENAN, JUAN, PEDRO - New Year's Eve fun together
ANTONIO - bike ride around the city
EMANUELLE - lovely lady at the hostel
JOSÉ & LISON - from Venezuela/France stayed in our flat for 2 nights in February 2013.
My visit to Carcasonne and Aix
IVAN - near Carcasonne for 1 night
JEAN and family in Aix en Provence - I surfed there for 3 nights (more as a friend now I suppose....)
MICHELE from Leipzig stayed for one week
MICHELE and LAIA from Italy/Barcelona were with us just for the night
NATHAN from La Reunion slept in our spare room for a week
JULIE & VANESSA from Canada had a brief one-night stopover!
STEFAN & CLIFF - 2 Canadians living in London came to see us for a couple of nights
KATRIN & RENEE - 2 young Canadian girls stayed on our sofa-bed for 3 nights
MARTYNA - a young Polish girl crashed our sofa for one night
My visit to INDIA!
ARUNIMA - Aftr her visit to my house I turned up at hers in Mumbai for 3 nights.
SHAHANA - we hung out together in Mumbia
KERRON, DISHNA, DIYA & family - warm hospitality received in Nanded and Aurangabad for 5 nights
ANTONY - I stayed in his backwater pad for 2 nights
KENCE - 2 nights near the lake
SIMONE - from Australia stayed with me for 2 nights
LUIS & SHAIRA from Paraguay/Mexico stayed for one night.
PEP from Valencia stayed in our flat for 2 nights.
I stayed with IÑAKI, my very good Couchsurfing friend in Rome for 3 glorious nights.
COLINE AND SARA from France slept in my daughter's old bedroom for 2 nights.
ANA from Leipzig stayed for 2 nights and is now a friend
GUILLERMO from Asturias had a quick overnight stop en-route to ZGZ
BARBARA from France came for a few nights while looking for more pernanent accommodation as an Erasmus student.
JACKIE & DANIEL from America and RODA from Venezuela stayed with me over the weekend to take part in an Ultimate Frisbee competition.
NATALIE, ANA, LAURA, PEDRO, ALEX, FRANCINE and a few more Couchsurfers had a great day with snowshoes in the Pyrenees :-)
JOE & KATE from Newcastle crashed here for a couple of nights and had a rest after many days camping.
REBECCA & GABRIEL hosted me in Logroño and took me for pintxos and wine :-)
RICARDO from Portugal stayed overnight on his epic journey from Portugal to Austria
ALFREDO hosted me in Madrid for one night
VLADEN from Serbia with us for a whole week
ISAAC in New York - Harry and I stayed with him for 3 nights.
MARIA from Granada stayed with us for 2 nights
HANNA from Finland stayed for one night
ANA & ILLKA also from Finland crashed for one night
LYN the beautiful dancer from Greece/Berlin stayed for 4 nights
SILVIA the other beautiful dancer here with me for 3 nights
ISRAEL from Israel here 2 nights
LAURA & ARTURO crashed for one night
JOSÉ & JOANA had a quick one night stay.
TUHINA & MANI were here in the attic for 3 nights
RAY from New Zealand needed an emergency couch for 1 night.
Running, walking, canyoning, white water rafting, scuba diving, skiing, football, reading, travelling, chatting, mountains, beach, food...
- scuba diving
- study abroad
Music, Movies, and Books
Music....Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Adele, Tom Baxter, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Justin Nzuka, Aloe Blacc...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Learnt to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Have ran the London Marathon twice. Have met some great people in my life and every wrinkle on my face tells a story :o)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can offer a friendly welcome and a comfortable home and help in getting to know the city and the surroundings. I'm very busy with work this year so I don't have time to show anyone the sights, but enjoy having dinner with CS at home or going out for a beer.
Please remember! I host much more than I surf so please be respectful in my home.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Chile, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Israel, Spain, United Kingdom, United States