Monique

From: Belgium

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Denmark, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    01/02/2019 - 01/02/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    Hi!

    Thank you for reading my profile!

    My name is Monique.
    I was born in Antwerp (Belgium) and I have lived in this city for a long time. However a few years ago I moved to the green outskirts where I live in a ground floor apartment with a small garden. Unfortunately without animals as it is not allowed by the landlord.

    At the moment I'm single and I have no children.

    In my professional life I have been doing different things
    ... editorial and layout work for a magazine
    ... organizing international study visits
    ... organizing seminars about intercultural learning
    ... social work with disadvantaged people
    ... a lot of administration and financial work
    ... reception work
    ... waitress in a restaurant

    I'm not working anymore, but this doesn't mean that I sit quietly at home :-)
    ... I started going to the Art Academy where I learn to make digital paintings and moving pictures.
    ... I enjoy making websites
    ... I have been dancing all my life - a lot of different styles (salsa, tango, lindy hop, african, etc), but at the moment I dance sacred dances (this is not religious, but a kind of dancing meditation) and NIA.
    ... Last year I started taking singing lessons - you might find this crazy, but it's something I felt I had to do and it gives me a lot of energy.
    ... I used to play the djembé in a group, but as the group splitted I stopped playing - it's something you don't do on your own.
    ... I work as a volunteer in an Oxfam shop
    ... I work as a volunteer as a cook for different cultural organisations.
    ... I'm an animal lover, but as I can't keep animals in my flat, I take care of pets for my friends when they are on holiday.
    ... I like going for long walks in the nature, but I also enjoy absorbing the culture of a city.

    During my working life I have visited different countries as a "normal" tourist: once a year going for a week or 2 to a foreign country and going around to see as much as possible.
    Now that I have more spare time I want to do it differently: I want to stay for a longer time in a place and blend in with the locals.

    Maybe I'm a bit older than the average workawayer, but this means I can offer more life, travel and work experience :-)

    Hope to see you soon!

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    - I like cooking and people enjoy eating my food.
    - I have experience in organising activities, trips, etc.
    - I'm used to mingle with people from different origins.
    - I'm good with computer and internet (making websites) and have good administrative skills.
    - I have experience in taking care of cats and dogs.
    - I'm a good dancer - but maybe that's a skill nobody is looking for :-)

  • Languages spoken

    Flemish and English + basic of French, German, Spanish

  • Age

    63

  • Nationality

    Belgium

  • What else ...

    I like to be around people, but I also need time on my own. That's why I prefer not to share a bedroom.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

Photos

Coming out of the kitchen with nice sauces
Christmas celebrations with sacred dancers

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