I'm a painter and a musician - I paint in oils and have just had a successful exhibition here in Stroud. You can see some of my paintings in my photos. I have a degree in Fine Art.
I play violin (for fun) in classical ensembles - orchestra, chamber music etc.
I also do admin, database, receptionist type work.
I love animals, especially dogs - mine sady died a few years ago.
I'm 52 and I'm divorced, and live by myself in a co-housing project in Stroud (the Co-flats). Its a nice semi community with separate flats.
I want to come to france to do some painting, and also to visit my niece in carcassonne. I did french at university when I was younger but I have forgotten a lot, so I would like to improve!
Regarding food - I am a meat eater, but I have an allergy to gluten & dairy products. So I avoid all the nice things you have on offer in france such as pain-au-chocolate ... what a pain!