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I enjoyed my working years, as a teacher, apart from the occasional battle with bureaucrats and conservatives. Now that I have retired, I spend time working on our house (a never ending task) and following a lifelong interest in writing, mainly poetry, an area which gives me huge satisfaction, if not quite the satisfaction that I imagine extensive publication would give, but satisfaction, none the less.
Airbnb invites the listing of five things I couldn't live without. Well, my wife, Deb, tops the list. She is a busy working professional and a dedicated Bridge player. Then there are our three children and eight grandchildren (how is it that they grow up so quickly?); listening to music; reading; gardening; cooking (love the times when I can cook food we have grown); sailing (I am lucky enough to have friends with ocean going yachts, always in need of a cook and crew member); sports (I try to play golf and am a dedicated rugby watcher) and, of course, time with friends. My list is more than five, and is still far from finished, but I trust this will give you an idea of the people we are.
We love to travel, but there is so much of the world we have yet to see. We greatly enjoyed our trip to Ireland last year, driving around with no particular destination, staying in B and B's, meeting people, reading poetry in pubs and just getting a feel for the place, finding that its history was not quite what we were taught at school.
As Airbnb hosts, we want guests to feel comfortable, well catered for and to have as much privacy as they want We also hope, within our limitations of time and knowledge, that guests will feel that their time in Auckland was enriched by staying at the 'Pool House'.