I live near the beautiful karri forests of south west Western Australia and my husband and I enjoy sharing our rambling cottage and farm house with holiday guests. We live on an old farm situated along a little creek with ancient trees and rare birds, kangaroos and possums visiting. We have a big vegetable garden and I'm lucky to have an artist's studio where I paint and make silver jewellery. Our old kelpie loves to accompany visitors on walks around the farm. We grow berries in summer and have lots of fruit trees for preserving and jam making. We keep very busy and active with farm jobs but I do have time to learn the piano and also Japanese (I'm a beginner but am getting better.) We love to travel in France, Romanesque architecture and French food and speak tolerable French. We read heaps and follow politics keenly, including Union memberships.