I'm mostly a mama at the moment, to my three boys, though taking time to study again too. I've had a patchwork career (from lecturer/researcher, to marketer of fair trade chocolate, to management consultant to shiatsu therapist) and now my 'business' is as landlady and hosting folk to stay. I've lived in several places too... I was born in Switzerland to American/British parents, and have lived in Zurich, London, Cambridge, Calcutta, Canterbury, Crickhowell and now Stroud... and my partner mostly lives in Saudi! I really enjoy welcoming people into my home and am happy to chat or let you be depending on what's needed. I'm an avid reader, I enjoy films and doing/making crafty things. Seasonal decorations make me feel truly at home. My boys and I purposefully look to have some fun everyday. I'm into geneology and have painted two enormous family trees, proudly displayed in the house.