I am an English language teacher and translator, with a background in Art, Dance and Performance. My family are very mixed, so I grew up bilingual and travelled extensively since a very small baby.
I am mother to Eric who's 20 and is studying to be a social worker, as well as playing bass guitar and trying to start a band.
My boyfriend Simon, who's English, is a software engineer and lives in England due to his job so we're both shuttling back and forth between our two countries, taking it in turns visiting each other until he retires.
We have two dogs - a big Labrador called Iron and a small black mongrel called Mickey - and one black cat whose name is Sooty.
I enjoy having guests and showing them around. We are easy-going, open-minded people. We like hiking with our dogs, taking nature photographs, cooking and drinking wine. I also enjoy reading and painting and throwing the odd party or two.
Our small town, Treviso, boasts lovely medieveal architecture, wine bars and designer shops galore, as well as a lively scene of movers and shakers in design and arts.
Our region is a premiere wine-making area - we have several autoctonous varietals, like the Prosecco and the less famous but no less moreish Raboso, and our country house is surrounded by vineyards.
I have started a small environmental group and organise clean-up operations and music events to raise awareness on the need to protect our fragile riverine environment.
I am also interested in philosophy and spirituality and regularly hold meditation retreats.