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Overview

  • 122 references 76 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • By being 9 - 5 and bringing my wage home!
  • University of LIFE
  • From United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

ABOUT ME
One thing I learned from my mother is that 'what goes a round comes around' - if someone helps you then you can help someone. This has happpened me so often when I am abroad and at home !

PHILOSOPHY

Make peace with yourself and the world around you - love yourself and those around you, learn from, and appreciate everything around you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Active when I can in Belfast CS community and I do the occasional walking tour for surfers! I host when I can - the most surfers in one night was 5! That was three diferent sets ...was cool.. people on floor too!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All relatively positive to date. Belfast has a very active Couchsurfing community! If you need to know more visit the Belfast Group!

Interests

Photography, local history, tour guiding, travel, sea, swimming, cities, world cinema, Titanic - good wine and food and most of all good company...oh and I like cooking and a shared meal/wine experience!

Belfast Couchsurfing pictures from my secret belfast Tour :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmcmichael/sets/72157615990902923/

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • walking
  • gardening
  • news
  • movies
  • traveling
  • olympics
  • swimming
  • history
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Tell no one, Day of the Triffids, Nine Queens, Some like it Hot (Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis), The Apartment (Jack Lemmon), A day at the Fair (mystery set in 19th century Paris)
Books - Miss Smilla's feeling for Snow, LOST (by Mendelson), Snow falling on Cedars,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Done - walking into the Pantheon in Rome for the first time - a link back nearly 2 thousand years.
Seen - as a volunteer I witnessed young adults with learning difficulties participating in the Special Olympics..it made me realise you can reach for the stars if you want too and overcome many things..

Teach, Learn, Share

Photographic secrets of Belfast and Ireland's North coast - local history of Belfast - Ballycastle and Rathlin Island a speciality - come and see the Bird nesting cliffs on Rathlin!

I moderate the Atget Group on Flickr! Please share your Atget pictures if you can.

I talk (a little) to groups about the 19th century Belfast Photographer Robert J Welch. Ask me if you want to know more.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Soda bread making - treacle, onion, cheese versions
Local Gin !
Secrets places to go and photograph in Belfast and north coast
The cult film 'Day of the triffids' !
A nice garden and maybe a lighting event when the night falls
A lesson in silver making perhaps!?

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States

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