14/06/2020 - 16/08/2021
What's the Craic?
We're a young doughey-eyed couple from Dublin, just finished school and eager as ever to have some real life experience. Here's a little bit from each of us:
Hi! I'm Bill. I'm 18 and I live in Blackrock, Dublin. I've grown up always mad about the outdoors; Going fishing, surfing, snorkelling and swimming; and my passions haven't changed. In my spare time, I often go hiking, swimming, and kitesurfing (I'm the Irish Champion at the minute) I also enjoy foraging and want to learn more about finding and growing (and making) food! After this summer I hope to go into a career in science or engineering where I can work on environmental issues.
Hi, I'm Leah! I grew up in Skerries, a stones throw from the sea, so a lot of what I love and enjoy is sea centered. Taking part in any sport I could, doing crafty bits and bobs and immersing myself in fiddle lessons were big factors of my childhood. I spend most my time with family and friends and am very much a people person! I grew up bilingual (German and English) and love to travel. I've got a bit of a competitive streak so don't be afraid to throw any challenge my way!
We are both fresh out of school, adaptable, and eager to get some new experience under our belts. Here's a little run-down from each of us:
It's me, Bill. So far, I've worked in cafés, food stalls, teaching kitesurfing, painting and decorating, building festivals like "Knockanstockan" in Blessington, and hauling lobster pots in Dublin Bay. I also do some gardening with my mum, which has made me keen to learn more about growing food and off-grid living. I haven't yet worked on a farm but I've always lived around animals and I'm more than happy to muck in once I've been shown what to do. I'm sure I'll have lots to learn!
I've (Leah) always been pretty busy on the work front, from waitressing, to teaching kids fiddle, to au pairing in Paris. I helped my Grandad with his veggies and glass house since I could stand but there's still plenty I have to learn! My mum taught me to bake when I was small and now I bake at any occasion I can. I'm bilingual and love all things outdoorsy. Very excited to lend a helping hand and make some fantastic memories, if you'll have us :)
Swahili (Kiswahili): Beginner
More details about my language interests
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19 & 19
We both play instruments: Leah has played fiddle since the age of seven and I have played guitar for quite a while, though I keep getting distracted by mandolin, banjo, and bodhrán.
We will make you cake (or curry!) and that is a promise!
Special dietary requirements
Leah is pescatarian (eats fish, not meat) but not fussy. We can sort ourselves out if needs be.