I am a freelance writer and lecturer. I teach film and television with a special interest in directing and screen-writing. I am currently working for a new website, writing an insider's guide to Sydney, my home town and working on TV projects.
I have only been a host for a couple of months so far, but already have had several fantastic guests staying and more booked in. We genuinely love visitors, we always have and now we are loving the experience of meeting all kinds of people from all over the word and helping them get the most out of their London stay.
Our light, bright house is a typical 2 storey, London, Victorian terrace house. I live with my husband, Steve and two children and am a keen cook - my other current project is a cookbook, (take a look at the pictures of meals I cook in my photos.)
I am also involved with the London Farmers' Market and will be managing a market with them from September which I am very excited about, working with organic producers and farmers.
We are a widely travelled family and have been pretty much everywhere, my son hit the road at 6 weeks and his well worn teddy bear has been around the world many times!
We particularly love Vietnam and India and whenever I return from a trip anywhere I try and recapture the tastes of the country's cuisines in my own kitchen. I have now perfected my Vietnamese rice paper rolls! We eat well and Steve makes a mean cup of coffee. We love our coffee (like most Australians!)
For work reasons, we have lived in Sydney, Melbourne, Leeds, Manchester and New York for extended periods. We know London extremely well and can help you locate the kinds of activities and places you will enjoy. We tend to like doing family things, like mud larking on the Thames, visiting foodie markets and events and going to the cinema, opera and theater. I like the weird fringe activities in London that tourists don't hear about, like art shows, the museum of everything, specialist collections, the Welcome institute, pop up events, happenings under railway arches and site specific pieces that are top secret.
We know all the tucked away odd little restaurants and cafes. We are delighted to help you get to see the real insider's London.