I work in the film industry as a Casting Director and some times TV presenter and actor. My partner Roger and I have travelled to Asia on a few occasions Mainly Thailand, Vietnam, Bali and also China. We travelled to Europe last year, mainly to tour France. ten years ago to Italy then to Turkey. We've travelled through Russia on the Trans Siberian railway. We travel sometimes with our work having filmed in the Pacific Islands.
We own properties in Auckland including some for rent. While away we may rent out our Penthouse apartment. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and magnificent views over the harbour. We know that it is difficult to find such large accommodation overseas but are used to traveling in motor homes so space is not a problem. We love good interesting food. Roger wants to eat Oysters all over Europe. I'll be happy with mushrooms of various kinds.
We holiday often on beaches nearby. we are never more than 15 minutes by car from a beach in this city. Beach houses in remote areas are our favourite places. New Zealand has some extraordinary wild unspoilt beaches that we love to spend time at.
The things I can't live without are my friends, family, home comforts, good books and stimulating conversation. My motto is "It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees" because life is for living to the best of your potential.
As guests we would be very independent but appreciative of any local advise and good stories. As hosts we tend to invite many friends over for dinners and enjoy an excuse for gathering. I know many actors and spend too much time at the Theatre according to Roger. He likes to have soirees in his man cave of a studio. He is an artist as well as an Art director on movies. His men friends tend to gather at his studio on a regular basis. We lead quite independent lives and have varied interests.