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Overview

  • 11 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Pharmaceutical worker / Designer
  • Degree in interactive and motion graphic design.
  • From London, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi! I'm Zara, I'm from South West London and I've lived in Sheffield for about 10 years now. I've fallen in love with this city. It's probably one of the friendliest places in the country. It really is a city where you need a good guide as there's so many hidden places. Wherever you are in Sheffield you're only a stones throw away from the countryside, what's better than a Sunday stroll in the Peak District!

I love art, photography and design. You'll see from my house it's what makes me happy. My other main passion is for food and my kitchen is slowly trying to divorce me because I can't stop buying kitchen gadgets. I'm a pescetarian, please don't bring meat into my house without asking before.

I would consider myself as sociable, positive and open. I love learning new things, I have a really terrible memory and I'm stupidly bad at other languages (sorry).

**Please Note**
I have two over friendly dogs.
I would like to stress that my house is not a hotel, couchsurfing for me is about sharing experiences and knowledge.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new people, you can miss a lot of what a city has to offer if you don't meet any locals.

Interests

Art, design, antiques, food, cycling and film (especially from the 60s&70s sci fi and horror).
I particularly like Constructivism and the Dada movement, etchings, satirical illustrations, the arts and crafts period, contemporary art and kitsch movement paintings amongst many other things.

I collect many things, I have a lot of hand thrown pottery, comics, illustrations, etchings, Punch Magazines, textiles, antiquarian books and cameras. I guess you could call me a hoarder, I'm trying to hide most of it in my attic.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • books
  • design
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • illustrations
  • dining
  • cooking
  • pub crawls
  • crafts
  • boating
  • comics
  • pottery
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • bike polo
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • freelancing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Harryhausen films and 70s horror films. I like dystopian sci fi's and I'm quite partial to a crime drama.
I read mainly non-fiction books, I like to learn while I read.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To be honest I'm easily amazed.
Learning to sail a boat and then swimming in Nile was pretty ace!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook British food, our food is amazing and doesn't deserve all its bad press. Or maybe you want try your hand at some art, anyone can create with a good teacher! I can teach you about the local ales too. If you like film or art I can direct you to one of our great art galleries or independent cinemas.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A place to stay in a relaxed household with added dog cuddles. I can show you the local city or the Peak District. If you like ale you are at an advantage as we have a great selection of pubs and breweries here. If you like charity shops or car boots then you're always welcome to come with me for a hunt for treasure.
There's also a new single track mountain bike trail very close to my house.

Please note that I like to spend time and socialise with my guests and my house is not suitable for people looking just for a place to sleep.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Wales, Western Sahara

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