I am an English translator with a background in Art, Dance and Performance. My family are very mixed, so I grew up bilingual and travelled extensively since very young.
I am mother to Eric who's 22 and is studying to be a social worker, as well as playing bass guitar.
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 medieval 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 première 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 am also interested in philosophy and spirituality and regularly practise meditation.