Marie-Louisa

From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    28/05/2020 - 01/08/2021

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hello, my name is Mary-Lou and I'm from Berlin, Germany.
    Currently, I live in Scotland as an exchange student at the University of Edinburgh; I'm studying special needs education and English to become a teacher.
    I enjoy interesting conversations, roaming in beautiful landscapes, and nearly any kind of music.
    Generally, I'm eager to learn about languages, different cultures and new skills - some of the main reasons, why I registered on workaway.
    As far as cooking is concerned, I know the basics, love baking and am good at cutting vegetables and onions.
    I'm also not afraid of household chores and actually enjoy doing the laundry.
    For the last 5+ years I've been living in shared flats or on my own, and my flatmates say that I'm quite uncomplicated and pragmatic - probably because I keep doing their dishes :) .
    Although I tried, I haven't established any seriously fixed daily routine yet, so I'll easily adapt to yours.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Mary-Lou!

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Nature
    Water sports
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    DIY & crafts
    Books
    Music
    Cooking & food
    Vegetarian or vegan
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture
    History
    Events & social
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
  • More details about your skills

    I babysit since I'm 13 years old and have also been a chaperone at several children's camps.
    Due to my studies, I gained two months working experience in teaching school classes.
    I also worked as a waitress and at a gas station and always got along with the guests nicely.
    As I grew up living in the same house as my grandparents, I used to help them in the garden
    and after initial instructions I'm doing alright.
    We also had two cats and I've been doing equestrian sport, so I feel comfortable to look after animals.
    While working at a NGO in Russia for two years (long gap year to do voluntary work),
    I mainly took care of older people, including help with the cleaning, long conversations and plenty of meals and tea.
    I always like to improve, so I'm ready to learn something new.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Age

    24

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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