I am a retired single woman and I love to share my home with travellers as a way of funding my own trips. I love the beach, travel and meeting new people.
I have just spent three months living in Turkey which I loved, after two months touring around there last year. I also spent five weeks in Washington DC and New York in 2011.
My motto is "Sing like no-one can hear you, dance like no-one is watching and love like you've never been hurt."
I have two adult sons...one in Melbourne and the other in New York. I love driving my car but mostly I like my Piaggio X8 scooter which takes me on many long trips.
I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, and sometimes I like a glass of red wine.
I am an avid reader and when travelling, like to read novels written by authors from the country I am in. I read "The Last Train to Istanbul" by Ayse Kulin and Orhan Pamuk's "Memories of Istanbul" while I was in Turkey, and in the US: "Ächilles in Vietnam," a non-fiction. I am happy to recommend Australian novels for overseas visitors. I also am an art gallery nut and love all sorts of food.
I have lived in the Bondi Beach area for many years and can be a great local guide if you need one.
I ride a scooter and have a fairly recent degree in Indonesian and Journalism and spent half of 2007 working in Hanoi.
I love my local beach and summer is my favourite season.