I'm from Yorkshire, England but I have lived in California for 22 years. (Have I really? 22 years? Yikes!) I love to write. I have written a memoir and a novel. I love to cook, walk, explore and spend time with my wonderful 8 year old boy/girl twins. I speak a little French, hoping to brush up on my skills during our visit. I coach my son's soccer (football) team and I am treasurer for a Juniors of Social Service, a Los Angeles based charity. My husband is American. His interests are music, technology and hiking. He loves Paris. We stayed at Place de Vosges for our honeymoon at the Pavillon de la Reine in 2001. My children are fun, active and inquisitive, and really looking forward to visiting Paris. Although I overheard my daughter tell her friend that Paris is gross because people are kissing everywhere. Not sure where she got that from! My daughter loves art and piano. My son loves sports.