Lorraine & Serafin

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Spain

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    Travel dates

    01/12/2019 - 29/02/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Lorraine was born Isle of Wight, UK, studied stage management in London, and got an amazing job for a couple of years, travelling a lot. Then, after 6 months in Rome, settled for Spain (Catalunya) for 23 years. 3 children, now all over 23. Spanish hubby. We owned an 'alternative' restaurant in Banyoles, Girona, for 3 years ( Happy Cow) and then a Spanish restaurant (El Toro Contento) in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, for 12 years, but our feet itch like crazy, so now we prefer to work seasonal jobs. We are open to all possibilities, we just love cooking, travelling, beaches with palm trees, sunshine, being outdoors, good food and wine... (Fine with cats, but NOT very good with dogs!)
    Serafin is very Spanish (!), an excellent driver and cook, hardworking and polite. His English is slowly improving, he spends hours on duolingo. He used to drive car transporters all over Europe. We own a little hovel in the mountains of Jaén, Andalucía, and it turns out we've got a cave too, so we need to learn how to renovate this! We also need to learn about planting vegetables, and looking after chickens. After working the summer of 2016 in Skyros, Greece, as a chef for Skyros Holidays, Lorraine is convinced summers should be spent on islands, and winters are for workaway adventures! Summer 2017 we worked on the Costa Brava, winter was spent as Chalet host and chef in La Tania, France. Summers of 2018 and 2019, Serafin was driving a bus in Spain and Lorraine was cooking in Kalamaki, Zakynthos, Greece.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    We can cook, clean, drive, paint, do simple maintenance, gardening.
    We'd like to learn about rehabilitating a cave, working in a hotel/ hostel/ b&b, looking after chickens, planting, looking after, harvesting vegetables & fruit trees ... all for our future life...

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, French, German, Catalan, a little Greek

  • Age

    60 & 61

  • Nationality

    Spanish

  • What else ...

    We believe in being happy, but in a quiet sort of way....more like "contented" I think, and also in being nice to everybody...

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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