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I grew up in a small village in Scotland. None of my family have ever owned a passport and neither had I until the grand old age of 19! I finished school and set off on a 3 month trip on the transiberian railway through Russia, Mongolia and China. It changed my life! The world is calling and I want to go everywhere, see everything and meet everyone...
Life is best lived with an open mind, an eye for opportunities and all the wild enthusiasm you can muster
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
spreading the good word, surf, host
Allll good! :)
Life, travel, nature, connecting with people, getting in touch with the wilderness, big cities, worming through good books, boats, live music, ale appreciation, cow appreciation, old machines, hitch-hiking, tree climbing, hedge running, dumpster diving, horse training (but not the fancy stuff), late night baking, rock climbing, growing greens (and other assorted colours), bee keeping, near death adventures, nomads, taxidermy, hot air ballooning, tinkering, classic motorbikes, classic bicycles, science, the unexpected and the absurd.
Music, Movies, and Books
Buffalo 66, Man on Wire, The Princess Bride, Breathless, A Brief Encounter, the "Before ____" movies, Werner Herzog documentaries, Coen Brothers movies, oh and Wrist Cutters: a love story (gypsy punk sound track AND TOM WAITS!!)
Twin Peaks, Arrested Development
All the usual good stuff (plus a special soft spot for reggae, gypsy punk, electro swing, Balkan beats and anything with some sweet/sleazy accordion or rambunctious brass).
Impossible to pick just a few favourites but these authors never disappoint; Kurt Vonnegut, Milan Kundera, Hunter S Thompson, Vladamir Nabokov, J D Salinger, Laurie Lee, Beryl Markham
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Night swimming in the Mediterranean sea during an incredible natural light show of phosphoresence, meteors and distant lightening
A rainbow in the moonlight in the scottish highlands
Corvid cognition research
Teach, Learn, Share
My family owns a herd of dutch milking sheep so I have all the requisite milking, spinning and knitting skills. Occasionally I construct precarious pieces of furniture and indulge in sporadic gardening projects. I can light a match with one hand and whistle with my fingers but I've yet to master good puppet shadows. I am currently learning the ins and outs of hot air ballooning. I am also a font of obscure facts about cognition and animal behaviour, if you're so inclined...
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom