Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
01/11/2019 - 31/12/2020
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!
Cooking / shopping
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
- 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 :-)
Flemish and English + basic of French, German, Spanish
I like to be around people, but I also need time on my own. That's why I prefer not to share a bedroom.
Special dietary requirements