Sian Luu, 26
from United Kingdom
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Network: New Zealand
Present Country: New Zealand
Join Date: March 16, 2017
Last Updated: March 6, 2018
Last Signed In: May 9, 2018
Hello everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. Iím Sian, hailing from England, United Kingdom seeking new experiences and hard work. I am a seasoned traveller, having backpacked solo for a year through Europe, Asia and North America, although I have not been bitten by the travel bug I have certainly become interested in experiencing cultures through home stays and work exchanges. I am more than happy to receive questions for advice so please donít hesitate to contact me!
For the past two years I have been a beekeeper in England, (250 hives in London and 90 hives in Norfolk). I came to New Zealand with the goal of learning queen rearing which I am happy to say that I have achieved, so I am taking the time to travel for 2 months. I've also had experience in permaculture farming but I would like some guidance in this area as I still consider myself pretty new at this and would hate to mess up someone's beautiful garden! In between Helpx's I am trying to experience all that New Zealand can offer, so personal recommendations on where to visit are hugely appreciated.
I formerly worked in a nursing home for clients with profound multiple learning disabilities and provided end of life care, I am still very passionate about this but decided that this was not the correct career path for me. As a person I know that Iím extremely optimistic, hard working, fast learning with a big heart that cares for everything from the insects to humans. In my spare time I volunteer at a local charity working with adults (between 20-80) who have suffered from brain injuries, mainly mental and physical rehabilitation and started a knitting group. Iím quite particular and neat, so Iím definitely a good guest, but I really love to become part of the family so i donít want anyone to feel uncomfortable around me. I'm a pretty independent person so I can entertain myself as long as I have books, podcasts etc.
Some of my hobbies/skills include: knitting; football; baking; paper craft; needle point felting; reading; sewing (hand or machine); painting nails.
I also used to work in a 5 star hotel and did laundry and housekeeping, so if you need any cleaning or the like done then I will be more than happy to help out and get down to some work but you will soon find out that I can be over thorough so please let me know if you think I'm overdoing it!
I am currently in Whangarei and looking for a long stay in either Wellington or Auckland from mid March to mid April.