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*Hélène*

Manosque, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in French; learning English, Spanish
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  • Member since 2008
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  • From Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet new people, improve my English, help, being helped...

ABOUT ME

I'm an easy going woman who likes meeting new people, learning new things, and simply enjoy every moments. But also running, mountain biking, back-country skiing, and CrossFit !
All our favorite activities depend a lot on weather and season, but I think we can define ourselves quite well by the things we do for fun even we cannot practice a lot. Both of us need to put a little outdoor adventures in our lives to keep our balance, even if most of the time we are just trying to be not too bad parents for our three teenagers. The 3 of them left home already but are sometimes home on weekends. I'm also interested in cooking and all sorts of handcrafts, drawing, sewing...
At the moment my new passion is CrossFit !

PHILOSOPHY

Atheist, Respecful, open minded (I hope) and trying to be happy enough to make people around me happy enough

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host as much as possible, and keep the dogs off the couch !

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started hosting, and realised it changed my life even without traveling. Great encounters too and I had to admit the world is FULL of fantastic people to meet.

Interests

I'm attracted by passionate people whatever their passion is. I love learning news things, new activities : I love being a beginner in any field.
I like to help.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies : Walter Mitty, Into the Wild, Mort d'un commis voyageur, Adam's Apples, Bagdad Cafe, A Serious Man, Bruce Allmighty, Une Histoire Vraie, Forest Gump, Mr Schmidt, Carnets de voyage, La Mort Suspendue, Le Nom de la rose...

I love many NPR Podcasts, my favorite : Ted Radio, Freakonomics and A Prairie Home Companion.

I think only live music and voices can touch me.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've homeschooled our 3 children. They had never been to school untill fourteen yo, and they don't look too weird.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach how to draw, climb, sew, make mosaïcs, swim the crawl and cook a few Provence recipes.

I would like to improve my English.
I would like to learn how to fish because I love eating fish.

We would like to share outdoor sports.

Countries I've Visited

India, Morocco, Paraguay, Scotland, Spain, Tunisia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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