To begin my profile airbnb suggests I name five things I can't live without. There are only two things I can't live without, the first is my small, stainless steel 'Alessi' teapot , usually packed into a pink bag my son gave me for XMas a number of years ago and chocolate.
My favourite book is 'The Book of Children' by A.S.Byatt, which surprised me because I loathed her more famous book 'Possession'. I generally like historical fiction set in late 19th century England and fantasy fiction, especially the Robyn Hobb dragon series.
My follies are trading futures on the stockmarket despite losing and being addicted to the ABC television show 'Grand Design' which has me believing I can build a 'bespoke', eco friendly, sustainable home out of tree branches and mud for next to no money.
As a guest I think I am pretty low maintenance, I have sober habits, don't drink, don't smoke, like to be in bed early. Really only need access to hot water for a cup of tea.
I don't have a life motto, just living it a day at a time.