I'm a writer - have published a book of short stories set in Montreal - and am currently finishing a novel. I work part-time as a secretary at the House of Commons and I also teach creative writing. I'm 38 and have lived in London since 2001 but I grew up in the West Midlands. I don't have any children (yet). My boyfriend, Martin, is a fisherman off the south coast of England, near Brighton and lives on a boat.
Thailand is one of my most favourite travel destinations - Martin & I went there last summer. I also love America, France & Spain. And the west coast of Ireland.
I love swimming outdoors anywhere, lying in the sun, reading, snorkelling, walking, eating new and interesting food & trying to cook it back home.
I like quirky, out of the way places, that are relaxed, low-key and down-to-earth. I'm not really interested in glitz or glamour and like to engage with local culture & food; I'm a big foodie.