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I live in Glasgow, aged 50. I draw cartoons and greetings cards about a cat. You can see my work at www.devil-cat.com. I have had a cartoon book published and have recently completed a graphic novel. I cycled across America in autumn 2008, during which I played Scrabble with a different person each day. The 4,700 miles took 2½ months to cover, averaging 70 miles a day, travelling from Seattle to Charleston, South Carolina. I wrote a blog (http://scrabbletravel.blogspot.com/) about the experience. I also rode up the east coast of Australia in early 2012 (http://ozcapade.blogspot.com).
I just want to do my own thing and also get along with the people I meet.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am interested in meeting new people and sharing experiences.
As you can see from my references, I have a lot of Couchsurfing experience. Since 2008 I have had over 200 guests and stayed as a guest with about the same number of people. The latter has been mostly in the UK, US & Oz, but also in France, Italy & China.
Cycling, tennis, art, cartoons, comics, cats, chocolate, maps, Scrabble, animals, nature, countryside.
Music, Movies, and Books
Favourite Movies : Sideways, Lost in Translation, Bad Boy Bubby, Harold & Maude.
Favourite Music : Air, Royksopp, Moby, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, Madness, Jamiroquoai, Everything but the Girl, Brian Eno, Anuna, Cat Stevens, Kate Bush, Neil Young, John Cale, Robert Wyatt, REM, Radiohead, Erasure, Kraftwerk, Ian Dury.
Favourite Books : Catcher in The Rye, anything by George Orwell, Thomas Hardy, Charles Bukowski.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Off the top of my head, the most exhillerating experience I ever had was jumping off a cliff into a lake some 40 feet below. I only did it once and have no plans to do it again though!
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm happy to impart any knowledge and experiences I have, especially about cycling, art and Scrabble. I'm interested to learn anything and everything from other people, especially about lifestyle choices, religious and political beliefs.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In