I am from New Zealand, currently living in Alameda, CA. We have moved here temporarily, as my husband was offered a job in the design team of the Swedish America's Cup syndicate.We just love it here, and wish we were able to stay longer. I love gardening, cooking, music, theatre (I did 12 years of costume design for a theatre company in NZ, before I had my son, Oliver, who is now 8), sailing, reading and art. Oliver is my best buddy, he's bright, loving and has a great sense of humour. We have been enjoying travelling around, though he has been getting a little bit homesick for his mates back home, and his cat. He is mad on anything cat! We hope to visit as many places in and around the US as time and budget permit, whilst we are based in Alameda.