From: United Kingdom
Estonia, Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom
25/01/2017 - 31/12/2019
@CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN EU@
Hello, I'm Jamie, I'm from the United Kingdom, in the northwest, bordering Wales and Manchester.
I lived in my own house for 20 years, but in 2016, I sold nearly everything I own to travel the world and try and find a new life for myself.
I studied, played and composed music since a young age. I learned music production at home, then at college, then at University. I can play Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, table tops, kitchen sinks and anything that makes a noise. I've played in several bands and have a pretty extensive, genre spanning, interest in most musical styles. I love teaching others how to play (ask me to teach you the Game of Thrones theme, if you feel confident), I love jamming and writing with other people too.
I also studied IT in college and have been involved in computers in some way or another for most of my life. I have experience in PC and laptop repair, tech support, programming, gaming communities, networking, web design, video editing and production, teaching, wordpress and woocommerce web design.
I've had other experience in retail, charity volunteering, merchandising, restaurant work and hospitality but , probably like most, have no desire to be tied down to a 9 til 5, rat race style, existence.
I don't drive. Some people are born to drive and some to be driven, I feel i'm the latter. But i'm looking at changing this in the future.
I love animals and looking after them, especially domestic pets..cats, dogs, rabbits, and being followed around by Chickens makes me giggle.
I love socialising and exploring with others, and this carries over into my work, i'm happiest working with other people but am fully independent, can work comfortably on my own with earphones in and whistling.
I can cook some simple stuff, pasta, chilli, rice, chips, meat and vegetables, but am always looking to learn more.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Solid IT background including support, development, teaching and repair. Also a fast and accurate typist. And recently, learning how to develop wordpress sites fairly competently. I'm pretty good (so people say) at playing guitar, drums. percussion and piano and am happy to teach others how to do so. Also experience of sound/music recording and production (Ableton Live), graphics and video production aswell (Adobe Premiere CC, Youtube, Twitch, OBS, Photoshop). Fluent in English, both spoken and written but I have limited time and space in my head to learn other languages.. Happy to destroy things or simply moving things to somewhere else.. Experience of painting, sanding, restoration and simple woodwork. Gardening experience, can use/ride a lawnmower, a hedgetrimmer, strimmer etc. Done some hospitality, reception work, cleaning and bed making, and i'm a pretty good shopper. I'm always willing to learn new things from those that have the patience to teach me. I'm a quick learner and the things you teach me may just change my life!
English primarily, some French, and the odd word in German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Italian and Finnish.
Previous Workawaying at...
*️️️️️️️️️️️South Africa*️️️️️️️️️️️ The Kraal Guesthouse in Addo, as a Barman.
*️️️️️️️️️️️Finland*️️️️️️️️️️️ At a thrift shop in Savitaipale.
*️️️️️️️️️️️Scotland*️️️️️️️️️️️ A hostel in Stirling doing reception and cleaning and a hostel on the Isle of Skye doing the same as Stirling.
*️️️️️️️️️️️Ireland*️️️️️️️️️️️ Web design and odd jobs for a very nice lady in County Meath.
*️️️️️️️️️️️France*️️️️️️️️️️️ Near to Poitiers helping a lady with a house move.
Helping another family in Payré, with a house build, teaching guitar and removing all the horrible stuff from their computers.
Helping some nice people in between Romegoux and Geay with a large Gite complex.
Helping a couple in Limoux with odd jobs.
Helping a couple in Urval with mostly hedge trimming.
Spent a year helping to renovate and grounds keep a 14th century chateau in Bardigues, near Agen and also doing websites, graphics and carpentry for their tourism/museum venture.
Yoga retreat/Gite site in south west France, but mostly gardening
Helping a couple with gardening, Macbook support, animal/house care and odd jobs near Angouleme.
At a Chateau near to Poitiers doing gardening and odd jobs.
*️️️️️️️️️️️Finland*️️️️️️️️️️️ Currently back at the flea market/thrift shop.
Love to wander and discover new places, landscapes, cultures, architecture, galleries, museums and interesting buildings.
Other than music, i'm a big cinema fan. Love to discuss directors and soundtracks, and i'm quite partial to thriller dramas and 80's dystopian sci fi action movies. Also a fan of certain TV series, especially black comedies or satires but my main interest and hobby since my childhood has been video games. I don't get much time to play these days, but i'm still involved in some large communities and I feel it's the last true medium of unique creativity and interactive storytelling and am happy to offer my opinions on exactly why. Ideally i'd love to work in a media industry, producing or creating music or video or something in between. But like I say, maybe there's something else I haven't yet discovered that I can turn my talents to.
Want to know anything else? More info? just ask! Thanks for looking at my profile and hope to meet you soon :)
Special dietary requirements
I don't like fish that much, unless it's Tuna or from a chip shop. But I love a good burger!