Nicola

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    Meu próximo destino:

    Spain - desde Out 2020 até Dez 2023
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  • Descrição

    Hello! I am a young-minded languages teacher from the beautiful Lake District. I love films,walking with my dog,dancing, horse-riding, reading and am also very interested in complementary therapies, meditation and energy healing. I can offer Reiki to Master level, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. I am currently looking for either a house-sit or a volunteering post, with my dog as my travel companion! She is a bit barky around cats unfortunately, a real shame, as I love cats as well as dogs and horses!! Apart from that , she is a very sociable, sweet soul, who gets on with all the people and dogs she has met (A lot, as I am an Airbnb host and do dog-boarding and sitting!) Though clearly, like us, she has her favourites! I do have my own campervan if accomodation is a problem for Rosie the woof, I would prefer to be inside if possible with her, but if not, can stay in van, as long as I can use a shower!

    I am a bubbly,flexible,independent,friendly,hard-working, kind person who has always loved travelling and learning languages. I am currently teaching myself Spanish and pre-pandemic, travelled and volunteered extensively in S America. By far my best volunteering experience was with a now dear friend Lety in Peru. She runs an equine therapy project with children. I was so lucky to be able to work with her and her team. I would love to get involved with a similar community based project, ideally with children and or animals,ideally horses or dogs, at its heart. I have loved teaching (and have expanded my skills by completing a TEFL course) but now want to try to make a difference in a different way/in a different place.

    I also had the privilege to be able to work with Claire Waldron and Rachel Bedingfield of Cortijo de Segura (see Facebook page and website-Positive Horsemanship- for information on their wonderful work with rescue horses and opening up the world of connection training and positive horsemanship with others). Inspired by this trip, I spent a month in Asturias, Spain, at a donkey rescue. The donkeys were such characters. I love the northern coast of Spain and and have visited this area several times-must be something about the climate!
    I have continued my volunteering during the last few years, with riding for the disabled and two local animal rescues. I have loved learning more about positive reinforcement in animal care and training and putting it into practice with the animals at the rescues and my own beloved dog! Feedback on my profile on the dog-sitting site Rover also sheds some light on the approach I use with dogs in my care ( https://www.rover.com/members/nicola-r-flexible-help-for-your-furry-ones) I am based in the Penrith area, if this link does not work!

    Please feel free to ask for further information or clarification. I am very flexible and easy-going! More than capable of taking the initiative,and a good communicator.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    As well as some lovely reviews on workaway please see my review from a previous help-ex host (now friend, who I recently had the utter joy of revsiting), for whom I have worked on three occasions at her Natural Horsemanship project- 'We had a very nice time with Nicola and were all sad for her to leave! She is hard working, responsible and great fun to be around. She has a wonderful attitude with children and animals. Horses were very comfortable around her. Nicola is also a great cook! We don't want Nicola to go to any other helpex place, we want her to come back!' (though she is exaggerating about the cooking!). NB Helka is committed to Natural Horsemanship methods and opened me up to this world.,

    As an airbnb host, I have also received many lovely reviews, my favourite in the guest book thanking me for making the abysmal weather seem like sunshine!!! https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/39498617?adults=1&check_in=2022-11-04&check_out=2022-11-06&federated_search_id=35956ebd-3d45-46a3-8224-1fb2701b63a3&source_impression_id=p3_1658775153_sE8lCyRS%2FKJMz8D3

    Finally...
    I have been very touched to receive several very kind reviews from airbnb hosts, which hopefully give some sort of idea of who I am! (Helpex host review is included in the 'Skills' section.)
    1) Nicola es verdaderamente una peculiar persona, llena de energía, alegre y simpática, con una fuerza de voluntad extrema en esforzarse para hablar Español y que deriva en un habla perfecta. Siempre dispuesta a entablar una conversación y con mucha curiosidad por conocer el entorno. Nos sentimos muy cómodos con ella, rápidamente te hace sentir como una amiga o alguien muy cercana y familiar, es ordenada y muy educada. Un huésped muy recomendable.
    2)Una mujer encantadora Nicola. Estupenda viajera y curiosa de la lengua y la cultura. Muy positivo haberla conocido.
    3)Nicola is a charming guest and was easy to host , honest and open ,clean and tidy I wish her lots of fun on her travels and she would be welcome here anytime
    4)Una chica muy simpatica y sociable, hemos estado encantados con ella, muy educada y limpia, y respeto los horarios de llegada y de salida. Muy recomendable
    5)The experience with Nicola have been sweet and interested. She has a young spirit, full of curiosity and desire to discover... Asturias is the best place to enjoy the pure nature and the wild coast!! thanks you to arrive here and share!! See you soon!!
    6)Sadly we only hosted Nicola for one night during her travels of Andalusia but even in that brief meeting, she showed her charm and sense of humour, and we enjoyed her company very much.
    7)Fantástica huésped. Es una persona joven llena de ilusiones y cargada de energía. Absolutamente encantadora, super-respetuosa y educada. Le damos la medalla de "Super Guest". Gracias por ser tan encantadora :-) 100% recomendada para cualquier alojamiento que Nicola escoja. Un abrazo, M. Luisa, Marta y María
    8)Nicola es estupenda Tiene muy buen humor y le encanta jugar con las palabras. Hemos pasado unos dias muy simpaticos y seguro que estareis encantados de conocerla. Yo espero que vuelva pronto para compartir más buenos ratos!
    9)Nicola has been a great guest: easy-going and friendly. She stayed for 2 nights only but we got to have a few conversations.She is very a adventurous and brave woman.

  • Interesses

    Montanhas
    Yoga/bem-estar
    Dança
    Atividades ao ar livre
    Vida na estrada
    Trabalho beneficente
    Animais
    Mascotes
    Idiomas
    Livros
    Filmes e TV
    Vegetariano/vegano
    Política/justiça social
    Cultura
    História
    Autodesenvolvimento
  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente

    Mais detalhes sobre meu interesse em idiomas
    I can teach French, German and Spanish. I am most interested in improving my Spanish, but am also thinking of branching into Portuguese.

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  • Habilidades e conhecimento para compartilhar ou aprender

    Tenho interesse em:  

    Vida na fazenda
    Projetos ambientais

    Conhecimento de:  

    Jardinagem
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Manutenção geral
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
    Hotelaria/turismo
    Trabalho beneficente
    Idiomas
    Ensino
    Fazer companhia para idosos
  • Quais são suas habilidades?

    I am a qualified teacher of French and German and also hold a TEFL qualification.I am very comfortable around children and animals-see my review from a previous help-ex host (now friend, who I recently had the utter joy of revsiting), for whom I have worked on three occasions at her Natural Horsemanship project- 'We had a very nice time with Nicola and were all sad for her to leave! She is hard working, responsible and great fun to be around. She has a wonderful attitude with children and animals. Horses were very comfortable around her. Nicola is also a great cook! We don't want Nicola to go to any other helpex place, we want her to come back!' (though she is exaggerating about the cooking!). NB Helka is committed to Natural Horsemanship methods and opened me up to this world.
    I am now a Reiki master, so can offer Reiki to humans and animals! I can also offer basic reflexology and Indian Head Massage as well as teaching English, French, Spanish and German.

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    I am ideally looking for somewhere rural, surrounded by nature and preferably to work with/around animals.

    I am currently teaching myself Spanish and would love the opportunity to practise while immersing myself in the culture and country! I am very much at home with animals, particularly horses and also love children.Being a teacher (and mum!) I am patient and fun-loving.

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