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Maggie Gray

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 63 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • I'm a potter, and a nurse. The secon...
  • art college, nursing school.
  • From Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

I've just moved to this Sudbury place a few months ago, and I'm looking to make some new friends who live here, and host some new friends who don't.

Personal descriptors: short, determined, funny, loyal, tactless, really really earnest. Sense of humour rather dry, and further soured by a love of puns.

I'm in love with cheese - when I'm richer than poorer, which is not so often these days - I always have several different cheeses in the house. Stilton, real french camembert, soft white sheep's cheese, extra-old cheddar, anything very very smelly. Coffee is also deeply important to me (which is why I spend a lot of time designing cappuccino, espresso, and latte cups). Other than that, food keeps me from dying, although I do eat regularly. I do have a couple of meals that I do fairly well - breakfast, pizza, and sushi - if I'm either your host or your guest, it's a good bet that one of those things could happen to you.

I may or may not be able to host you - I love hosting, but it can be exhausting, and I'm becoming more of an introvert in my old age. Request away, but please know that I'm happier with lots of notice, and I'm a fan of the cultural exchange part of CS. So, if you're just looking for a free place to crash for a night or two, I may not be your best bet. But you never know, you might just catch me in an expansive mood.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I've been hosted by some of the most amazing people... And I've hosted some pretty amazing people. In fact, I've never once had a less than truly positive experience with couchsurfing. It's all a learning experience, and provides opportunity for real growth - mentally, emotionally, culturally. My very first CS experience involved going on a last minute vacation to Mont St. Michel with two terrific boys that I'd never met before, and it only got better from there.

Interests

making music, spinning, knitting, sewing, ceramics, reading, weight lifting, contra-dancing, waltzing, clever people, making pottery, travelling the world!

Music, Movies & Books

Some (certainly not a comprehensive list) of my favorite books/authors: T.H. White's 'The Once and Future King'; any and all of Dennis Lee's work; T.S. Eliot; Margaret Drabble- 'The Red Queen'; Jane Urquhart- 'Away'. The Harry Potters Nos. 1 through 3. Umberto Eco. Barack Obama's 'Dreams from My Father'. William Gibson. China Mieville.

Music- mostly country, alt-country, appalachian, cajun/zydeco, bluegrass, roots blues. With a hefty dose of Cyndi Lauper. Also, swedish electro-pop.

Movies? I confess, I don't watch many. But I do have a secret thing for schmaltzy 'chick' flicks. Moonstruck (with Cher) is one of my alltime favorites.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Three amazing things: Have steered a helicopter, and camped out in a July snowstorm (an oddity for Canada).
Also, took Carsten Holler's Unilever from the third level of the Tate Modern. Would not recommend doing this with hangover.

Teach, Learn, Share

Hmm. I could teach/share a little bit about knitting, pottery, sewing, or basic wound care.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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