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travel and music
it's difficult to describe yourself in a paragraph. I am loud (though can keep quiet when i need to!) I like conversation and laughter, and need good music to get through the day. I love to cook and spend more money than I probably should having large groups of friends over for dinner when I'm at home. I have strong opinions about human rights and the world around me but am always more than happy to hear opinions different to my own. I work as a project manager, directing Australia's largest music education program, and I also have a small cabaret production company.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have surfed through Europe, Mexico, Cuba and the USA and been amazed at people's generosity. At home in Australia I have hosted some wonderful people too!
live music & theatre, good coffee and conversation, learning other languages, making music (I sing and play violin), politics (especially women's rights, indigenous issues, queer rights, support for the arts & the environment), swimming - growing up in Australia has given me a GREAT appreciation of beaches, walking - strolling around new places to get my bearings, cold weather - crisp winds and warm scarves, reading - books that are so engrossing you sit and read all day and don't notice time passing til the sun goes down, cooking - and vegetarianism, ice cream - i really love ice cream, dancing - salsa and also foolish dance offs in the middle of the dancefloor that leave you doubled over laughing, nerdy superhero movies and over the top old musicals, playing scrabble, playing soccer, travel (obviously) and adventure.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: City of Lost Children, Tank Girl, Calamity Jane, The Wizard of Oz, V for Vendetta, But I'm a Cheerleader, A League of Their Own, Mars Attacks, Sweeney Todd, Secretary...the list goes on and involves a great deal more musicals...
Books: Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin, Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy, Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson, Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon, Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Harry Potter (well it's true...have to be honest)
Music: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Martha Wainwright, Regina Spektor, The Waifs, Blondie, Scissor Sisters, Janis Joplin, Dolly Parton, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Anna Calvi, Seeker Lover Keeper, The Gossip, Camille, Tori Amos, Clare Bowditch & the Feeding Set, David Bowie, Edith Piaf, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Patsy Cline, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Maxine Kauter Band, Camille O'Sullivan, Rufus Wainwright, Portishead, Massive Attack, Blue King Brown, Billie Holiday, Antony & the Johnsons, Tegan and Sara, Madonna (80s), Dusty Springfield, Johnny Cash, Lady Rizo...lots i haven't thought of...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
too many to count.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach: vegetarian cooking, violin (if you have a violin!), juggling, singing.
I want to learn: other languages, more cooking.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, France, United Kingdom