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Girls Foundation School, Coleridge & Parry School, Christ Church Foundation School, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
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Hey, I'm Mona!
Barbados · Member since April 2011
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I am a young at heart 58 year old (my! how time flies!) English teacher who has travelled extensively. At last count I have visited over 50 countries and lived in three. I love entertaining and showing my beautiful country to others.
Swimming, reading, writing and exercising are my favourite pastimes. I can dance up a storm as well! The written word has always intrigued and so I dabble in writing short stories, poetry and lately novels. Publishing is still a way off!!! I like to learn languages and am happy to practice my faulty Spanish or French on willing victims!! These days I'm trying out Shona and Kiswahili. Some people just don't know when to stop!!!
Caring for my mom who is alzheimers and a double amputee is my absolute honour, pleasure, and privilege. I have one son who is 21 and on athletic scholarship in the USA.. We have an extremely close relationship. My home is "the one" where several of the young men in the neigbhbourhood assemble for games and food. Don't worry when I have guests they are quiet!
My favourite country outside of Barbados is Austria and I am so fascinated by the "dark continent" and "motherland" (Africa) that I am making my second visit in the fall of 2012. Once was not enough!!!
My favourite movies of all times are "The Sound of Music" and "The Shawshank Redemption". I really liked "Face Off" and "Avatar" as well. The books that have impacted on my personal growth are God Sent A Man:" and Nelson Mandela's "Long Road to Freedom." For lighter reading I enjoy immensely Robert Ludlum's creations and the earlier books by Dan Brown. As a teacher of English Literature, my reading is wide and varied, including of course most of the British and American classics.
As a host I am open, easy going and helpful, which is my natural way. My motto is "Excellent Service all the Time". The child in me is still very much alive and I am eternally optimistic. I asked my son what he loved most about me and he said that I am a really kind and fun person. I trust that you will find that to be so.