I am friendly and outgoing and enjoy meeting people, hence I've become a host with airbnb.
I am a qualified librarian and worked in education for 23 years and in Public Libraries before that, a while ago I decided to take time out, to pursue other interests and to travel, (recently travelling to Croatia with a Croatian friend).
My last job was in marketing, working in the Canary Wharf tower - Completely different from anything I've done before.
I am friendly and outgoing and love meeting new people as well as being with my friends and family. I have 2 grown-up kids and was widowed 5 1/2 years ago. I am a Grandmother now and have a beautiful Grandson, Nathan who is back in the US with his mother after a 6 month stay with us and it was very sad to have them leave but knowing that they will be back this year, makes it a bit easier
I am a vegan, I try to eat organically as much as my budget allows, a non-smoker, I enjoy different genres of music, film, visiting art galleries and markets with friends, reading is probably an obvious choice!, mainly political thrillers. I love gardening and try every year to do something with my little back yard, walking and being by the coast, so being close to the docks, it is a joy to be able to get a glimpse the river every day. I am part of a volunteer group run by my local council and and I am involved with gardening and conservation projects in the borough.
I have adopted an older cat, not too long ago, she is 14 years old and her name is Poppy and she likes to spend most of her time sleeping : )
I love to travel and have been to Australia several times, where I've got good friends that live there and I hope to go back there again. I've been to Canada, Egypt, parts of Europe and Cuba at the beginning of last year which was totally amazing.... I've been to other places as well. I'm happy to backpack or stay in b &b's etc. but even stayed in a 5 star hotel in Perth, WA which was lovely for a change...
I've met many really interesting people, whilst being a host and if you have the space I would recommend giving it a go yourselves. As a host, I play it by ear and will adapt to the needs of my guests in as much as I will chat when you want me too and share cups of tea but I can work out if you just want to go to your room after a busy day or know to leave you in peace when you want to prepare and eat your meal. Some guests like to spend some time in the living room and that's fine with me too.