I'm a freelance writer and arts consultant, and ex-journalist, whose children are now grown-up. When one of them recently had her first child, I signed up to do a course in magic since I wanted to be a really unforgettable granny. I love cooking, read a lot, like traditional jazz and adore Leonard Cohen, do yoga and meditate. I am thoroughly involved in my local community - especially with a group that we started to rescue nearby neglected gardens, getting schoolkids in to plant and musicians to play music. I have been an Airbnb host pretty much since it started, and really enjoy the stream of people from all over the world who have passed through my doors. I hope to give you the very best experience of my much-loved London, in all its many aspects.