Victoria

From: Australia

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    24/11/2019 - 01/04/2020

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  • Description

    Hi, I was born in London, carry a NZ backpack and an Australian drivers' licence so I'm a real colonial commoner!
    Currently working as an English teacher in Brighton, UK, I was working as a conversation assistant in a small primary school in Seville, Spain up to May 2019. Still working on building my English teaching skills. And my Spanish. And writing.
    As well as theatre and literature, I love walking. I walked the Camino del Norte y Primitivo June/July of 2016. Sauntering through rural Spain, the coast and the mountains, was an unforgettable experience.
    In the summer of 2017 I worked for four separate WorkAway hosts in the North of France. All were in seventeenth century farmhouses in various states of renovation. I gardened, painted, and prepared furniture for upholstery, cooked, helped with pottery and I cleaned! I was so lucky with my generous hosts I was able to see a lot of the country. In the summer of 2018 I worked in the south of England, in Devon and Wiltshire before heading to Brighton to teach English. On my way back to Spain I called in to Antwerp, Belgium and worked in a vegan restaurant for a couple of weeks.
    I returned to the UK again this summer in June 2019 and went straight to work in Devon, helping with an exciting eco-project.
    I'm keen to get back into a productive garden; really missing my herbs. I'm very much looking forward to meeting thoughtful, creative people and helping out as much as I can.
    What can I do for you?

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Primarily a writer, I have a master degree in media and communications, which kind of sums up my life. I specialise in communication using words, pictures, videos, theatre, puppets ... (Though probably more dilettante than master if truth be told!) I've worked as a script editor/storyliner in tv soaps and I've been a puppeteer/performer in theatre-in-education.
    As well as tv and theatre I've worked in admin and kitchens, gardens and schools! I can tell most edible plants from their less tasty cousins and I'm well-versed in daily cooking. I'm fond of absorbing tasks such as painting or making things and I love getting my hands dirty.
    Also, current Australian Working With Children's Card and Spanish Crime Check Certificate.

  • Languages spoken

    English and un poco Español

  • Age

    58

  • Nationality

    UK/NZ

  • What else ...

    I'm a greenie and vegan.

    You can follow me
    www.instagram.com/vickoz/
    www.ourrelationshipwithnature.com
    www.facebook.com/Victoria.Osborne.author/

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegan

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