I've lived in and around Nottingham in the UK all my life, and love it here. I enjoy visiting other countries very much, and prefer to stay in places with real local character rather than chain hotels and suchlike. I love meeting new people and am interested in see places with history, lovely architecture, beautiful scenery, and trying local dishes. I enjoy attending live events at the theatre and music concerts, and am a great fan of opera. I am very interested in history and get very excited about visiting historic places. I prefer lakes and mountains to beaches, but appreciate all natural beauty. I have three grown-up children and love sharing new experiences with them, and spending time with them and our friends.