Debbie

From: New Zealand

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    01/07/2020 - 01/03/2022

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    I am currently available from September 2020 in the UK, keen to hear from anyone who has work to offer, especially working with horses where I would have the opportunity to ride.
    I am a fit and healthy 60 year old woman. I retired from the NZ public service in March 2017 where I had a successful career in the social services sector while raising two beautiful children.
    I arrived in the UK in May 2017 and am now travelling throughout the UK and Europe experiencing life from a different perspective, meeting new people, sharing my skills, learning new ones and having fun. I have a car so can travel to remote places.
    I am flexible, reliable and independent; a hard worker who is not put off by a challenge and can turn my hand to lots of different things. I am fond of all animals but especially horses, dogs and pigs.
    I especially enjoy working with and riding horses, singing, reading, walking/hiking, organic gardening, playing card and doing jigsaw puzzles, knitting and needlework and a good conversation.
    I'm good at mucking out, horse grooming, fence building, dog walking, cooking, cleaning and decluttering, painting, gardening, grubbing thistles, tackling brambles; using a chain saw and hedge trimmer and can chill out when necessary.
    I have had experience crewing for Endurance events, and am keen to continue to learn more and participate in this sport.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
  • More details about your skills

    I can turn my hand to most things inside and outside of the house - cooking, cleaning, gardening, dog walking, mucking out etc. I have had a number of workaway jobs where I have been in sole charge of a house and animals while my hosts are away.
    I have experience working with mules and donkeys, horses and foals, dogs, chickens, cattle and general farm-work, including sheep shearing (as a rousie/wool handler) not the shearer!
    I am a confidant experienced rider having hunted, mustered and competed at a preliminary eventing and dressage level in my 20's.
    I love gardening both flowers and vegetables, and am a dab hand with a paint brush, a chain saw, hedge-trimmer and lawn mower.
    I am a qualified social worker; have competent computer (word, excel, powerpoint), project management and people management skills.
    I can cook, bake and make preserves (which I did using surplus vegetables from my home organic garden).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    60

  • Nationality

    New Zealander

  • What else ...

    I am a non-smoker.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      no

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