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Magliano in Toscana, Toscana, Italy · Member since June 2010

I do love life!
I was born in North Wales many moons ago, on a farm, the eldest of seven children.
Having dreamed of an exciting life, I went off and lived it.
And continue to live a very exciting life.
Firstly in London in advertising and journalism, then in the motion picture business in New York and California (and indeed round the world on many film locations).
I married an Italian and we had two sons in Rome They are adult now, living round the world. (I'm a grandparent!). One works in the motion picture business, the other is a designer. They turned out OK and I love them to bits; more than the moon and the stars!
I recently recovered from a serious illness ( which makes living so precious).
Here in Tuscany,( with my companion of more than 20 years, Sergio), we live in paradise. We are enjoying welcoming others into this paradise!
In the winter, I visit my family in California and write. My best friend is building me a bedsit in her garden, so I guess I'm not impossible to live with.
In no particular order, I can't live without caffe latte for breakfast, my children's love, my brothers and sisters love and phone calls,good books, good friends, cracking up as often as possible, sunbathing, my cats, movies, movies, movies...peace and quiet. Books books books.
I love seasonal fresh foods, Mexican restaurants, a sandwich on the beach, a mint tea before going to sleep (which Sergio makes me), birds.... and so much more.
I don't enjoy traveling to third world countries.
Learned that hosting is utterly rewarding. We had a great summer making friends through airbnb travelers; they all seemed to completely enjoy this wild place we live in. It felt so fresh and vitalizing.
Isn't having a holiday the best part of the year?
Isn't it great to help make lots of people happy?
We love it!
It's a real trip.

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