I'm mother to a 25-year-old who has flown the nest, and I work full-time as Art Director of a small publishing group. Going to work for me is easy because I love it.
My hobby is photography. I love is to go to art and photography exhibitions here and abroad. For guests interested in art, I am happy to make suggestions for exhibitions and galleries they might enjoy – depending on their individual tastes.
When my son left home and his room was available, I played host to many friends when they came to Dublin. I found I enjoyed having people coming and going through my home. This is why I decided to join Airbnb as a host. Because I have travelled a lot myself, I have an instinct for what makes a person more comfortable when they are away from their own home. I enjoy making sure people are relaxed, and being able to answer any questions they might have.
I have stayed as an Airbnb guest in Venice, Italy and in Wexford in Ireland, and enjoyed both experiences. What I liked most was each host gave us great tips about local events, and the best places to go. I think this is what makes Airbnb better than a hotel.
I am a coffee person, so you can be sure of a good strong coffee at my home, or a perfect cup of tea. I am happy for guests to use my kitchen to prepare breakfast, and for tea and coffee.
I love Dublin very much, and love living here. I hope when people stay with me, they leave with a bit of that love in their hearts. As a host I am relaxed, and hope I am warm and welcoming. I understand people need their privacy, so will always make sure not to intrude, but yet be available.