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Readjusting to life in the UK after eight years of living in Asia!
*Currently living at home with family, so not in a position to host at the moment. Happy to meet up for a coffee, some exploration, or a bite to eat though :)
OK, self-promotion over with. Now a bit about little me :P
I'd say I'm fairly friendly and approachable, reasonably amusing, quite talkative, and hopefully nice and kind. I also like to take my surfers to eat at some great local places around my home.
COUCHSURFERS REQUESTING TO STAY WITH ME, PLEASE READ:
- If you don't write my name (Tom) when sending me a CouchRequest, I will decline you with no explanation.
- I can only host one person at a time. No exceptions. Just you. Not you and your partner. Not you and a friend. Not you and a parent, or a kid. Just you. If you request for more than one person, I will decline with no explanation.
- Fill out your profile. Write more than one sentence about yourself. Have more than one photo. You're asking to stay in a person's HOME, not a hotel. I want to know about you!
- Communicate! I want to talk to you! If you're going to be late, try to let me know, too. Don't leave me hanging.
- Clean up the room after you've left. That means make the bed and put trash in the trash can in the room. You'd think this was common sense, but apparently not.
- I'm an LGBT friendly host, and I won't tolerate homophobia or transphobia in my home. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender guests are more than welcome.
- If you're vegan or vegetarian, I can help you out and give you some recommendations. Or we could just cook!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Interacting with people from around the world, and hosting people. Talk to me! I don't care if your English isn't perfect, after all I was an English teacher and I had to be able to understand little kids who knew about twenty words of English. If you're able to read most of my profile, I think we'll do just fine!
I've hosted guests from...
The USA / Philippines / Singapore / South Korea / Ireland / China / Taiwan / Mexico / Thailand / Canada / Germany / Ecuador / The UK / Brunei / Colombia / Czechia / Malaysia / Netherlands / Ukraine / Switzerland / France / Israel / New Zealand / El Salvador / Vietnam / Australia / Japan / Italy
I've surfed in...
Australia / Turkey / Poland / Lithuania / The USA / Colombia / Canada / Germany / Romania / Philippines / Hong Kong / Cambodia / Thailand / Laos / Malaysia / Singapore
Don't see your country in the list of people I've hosted? Send me a decent request and we'll see what we can do :)
I'm always planning my next trip! In 2017 I went to Manila, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Bangkok, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Dublin, Lille & Basel. So far in 2018 I've been to Cologne, with plans to go to Marrakech, Sofia and Copenhagen.
I love to eat and to counter that, I work out quite regularly. I enjoy reading, and have set myself a challenge to read 2 books per month. I have two dogs, so devote quite a lot of my time to taking care of them - remember, adopt don't shop!
- working out
- game of thrones
- rupaul's drag race
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Clueless, Mean Girls, Sister Act, Children of Men, Kingsman, Finding Nemo, X-Men movies, Sisters, Spotlight, Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, The Orphanage, Miss Congeniality, Real Steel, Legally Blonde, Run Lola Run, Horrible Bosses, The Hateful Eight, Easy A, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Dressmaker, The Others, The Proposal, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, My Neighbour Totoro, Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire, Spy, Cruel Intentions, The Boss, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Hidden Figures
Music: Girls Aloud, Paloma Faith, Kelis, Sugababes, Hot Chip, Basement Jaxx, Cyndi Lauper, Grace Jones, Faithless, P!NK, Britney Spears, Disclosure, Daft Punk, The Saturdays, Little Dragon, Kylie Minogue, Hurts, V V Brown, TLC, Roisin Murphy, Destiny's Child, Dolly Parton, Fifth Harmony, Beyoncé, Björk, The Knife, Robyn, Madonna, 2NE1, Alex Newell, Jamelia
The Kite Runner
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Thorn Birds
House of the Spirits
Five Quarters of the Orange
The Good Women of China
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Maya Angelou's autobiographical series
The Green Mile
The Shadow of the Wind
TV (because why not):
Game of Thrones
RuPaul's Drag Race
Will & Grace
Orange Is The New Black
Sex and the City
Grace And Frankie
The Most Popular Girls in School (YouTube series)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Moving to South Korea, and later Taiwan, finding jobs, making friends, and learning some of the language of each country.
Bringing my dogs, Yazhou and Zenko, home from Taiwan to the UK with me. A total headache, lots of paperwork and transport coordination (it involved a flight and a ferry), but so worth it to have my sweet and beautiful fur children with me!
Surviving -28C weather in central Europe without a particularly warm coat. Must be the body hair. And layers....and vodka.
Not dying while descending the steps at the Big Buddha in Hong Kong. Seriously, those steps are steep. Plus I'm awful with heights, so it's an achievement for me.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teaching English, it's what I used to do for a living after all! I can help with anything for grammar to some more 'colourful' colloquial phrases, should you wish ;)
I also know all the countries and their capitals, should the need ever arise for such knowledge.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Conversation! I'm a talker, that's for sure, and hopefully you'll think I can hold a decent conversation about a lot of different things.
Travel tips if I've been anywhere that you're wanting to go.
I can also try and come up with a drag name for you. Mine is Beverley Pills. I don't do drag, but you never know when it may come in handy at a party, or when fabricating your future time on RuPaul's Drag Race. Not that I ever do that.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom