My name is Dino, it’s so lovely to meet you!
I’m originally from Cardiff, South Wales, but have been living in London for over 10 years now. I live with my partner Chris, our tortoise Atlas and our cat Pumpkin near a buzzing Brixton in South-West London. My mum is from Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland, and my father was raised between San Sebastian in Spain and Cardiff. So, you could say I am something of a European Cocktail
I’m a very easy going kind of person, who loves to laugh and play . I try not to take myself too seriously and have a pretty positive outlook on life, almost all of the time.
I too am a language learner! I’ve been learning German for the past 4 years and I love it! It’s not always easy, and I have days where I feel like I’m never going to get it and am drowning in a sea of ever-changing ‘den’, ‘die’, ‘der’, ‘des’ and ‘dem’s, but I’m getting there (deutsche sprache, schwere sprache )…’
Learning a language has been such a journey for me; I’ve discovered that it really takes a lot of courage, slog and determination. So, I feel your pain! I’ve met some truly wonderful tutors, here at Chatterbug on my language adventures, who’ve helped me to grow so much. It is my wish to be the same for you. I am a strong believer in having fun whilst learning, because when you are, you are way more likely to stick at it.
I also love theatre, cinema, reading, keeping fit and singing (badly) in the shower. I’m currently teaching myself to play piano, which is another obsession of mine. I would love to live in Germany for a time, in order to reach fluency! It’s such a wonderful country, which has a very special place in my heart.
Enough about me… I’m excited to meet you in our lessons and speak some English! I don’t have much of a Welsh accent by the way, in case you were worried you wouldn’t be able to understand me .
I’ll see you very soon.
Some of my best friends and me in Amsterdam