07/07/2019 - 22/12/2020
My name is Hannah. I am 23, British and have spent the last three months at home in England with my fabulous family due to COVID-19.
I left my home in Surrey, South England four and a half years ago to go exploring in New Zealand for a couple of months. Those couple of months turned into 6 months, and since then I have been to the Netherlands, Belgium, back to New Zealand, Fiji, France, Spain, Malta, Denmark and Germany.
I love to travel, but I also enjoy my country and often go back to visit my family - a couple of years ago I spent a month unicycling unsupported down the length of England...a very silly but worthwhile trip which raised money for a Foodbank!
I come from a large family (I have 7 sisters) and was homeschooled, which means I am very used to living with others and helping out with whatever needs doing. I love learning new languages, playing the piano and the accordion, travelling and exploring, going on bike rides and camping. I can also be arty at times! I am a sociable person and love chatting but also really appreciate a little time and space to myself every now and then :D
Now that non-essential flights to certain countries from the UK are permitted again, I'm bursting to get out exploring again!! I'd love to learn a new language and as Indonesia is not currently an option for me, I've started turning my thoughts to Italian...
As far as work is concerned, I'm very happy to try my hand at just about anything. I like to do things well and thoroughly so I will ask questions, but am also capable of using initiative when necessary.
Paid work experience so far...
-Administration in a Foodbank office
-Reception staff in a youth hostel
-Waitress/barista/kitchen hand in a café
-Floor staff in a bookshop and a charity shop
-EDI in a kiwifruit packhouse
-Cleaner in a hostel
-Au pair (live in nanny) for two families
-Supermarket customer service
When I was younger I did the generic babysitting and paper round jobs.
Other than that, although cooking is not my favourite thing to do, I did cook meals for my au pair host families, so I am no stranger in the kitchen.
I have been a workaway member before but my account was disactivated as I hadn't used it for over a year - my eight previous experiences have been in:
-The Netherlands (helping a yoga teacher to rebuild her shed and decorate her studio)
-New Zealand (in the countryside looking after 4 energetic homeschooled boys and gardening)
-Spain (helping to renovate an old house/garden in La Coruna, then helping to run a hostel on the Camino de Santiago near León)
-Germany (cooking, waitressing and cleaning in a wellness hotel near Luneburg; taking care of many different kinds of animals on a farm/education centre near Frankfurt; then renovating a farmhouse in the Black Forest)
-Denmark (mainly construction work as well as cooking/cleaning in Asnæs)
Special dietary requirements