David

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    France

  • Badges

    Explorer

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hello! I'm David, friendly, easy-going guy from London.

    I recently finished a role I had for over 25 years as a software developer for the real estate industry. I'm looking for new challenges that are fun, interesting and rewarding. I like to be productive and enjoy seeing a job well done. I have a wide range of interests: music, opera, cooking, gardening, archaeology, visiting old houses and gardens. I have some renovation experience that I gained working on my own place.

    I've seen the incredible work people have put into restoring their old country properties and really want to get involved with this. I love to see unused places with their incredible architecture, packed with history, made good and beautiful again. I'd love to help restoring buildings, gardens, parks, woodlands...

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Charity Work

    Able to teach about:  

    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    - Computers/websites. I spent over 25 years programming computers for the real estate technology industry and have good knowledge of software like Excel, Word etc. Also experience with creating websites using website builder software
    - Gardening skills - raising plants from seed, cuttings - flowers and vegetables
    - Cooking, baking, making jams, marmalade, preserves - even Orangecello!
    - I worked for 8 years in a theatre where I learnt sewing skills
    - I can help with property maintenance & painting and can help on building renovation with assistance/supervision
    - Grew up in grandparent's pub and have experience working in bars
    - Previous experience working on dairy farm and love animals

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    57

  • What else ...

    Looking for a good cultural exchange with the opportunity to improve my French.

    This will be my first Workaway experience and I'm looking forward to meeting you!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      None - I love food of all sorts!

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