I live in Antwerp, Belgium since 2008- back after 11 years of Bristol (UK) where I worked in an art gallery, as an assistant to a local artist and for the Association for Contemp. Jewellery. My vocation/ training is jewellery designer/maker but I am currently out of a workshop due to living circumstances.
I love live music gigs, dancing, reading and writing, cooking and travelling; which took me all over Europe and into old Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Nepal where I lived for a brief time. I took my niece/goddaughter Emma to New York for her 18th birthday (Sept '12) which I hope instilled some of the wanderlust in her. She was an absolute delight to travel with, open to new acquaintances and experiences.
There's a list of places I still want to see; sometimes just because the sound of the name (Zanzibar to name but one) makes me dream. Other places appeal because of nature or customs, music and traditions. My last big trip took me to New Orleans where Mardi Gras 2013 was my way to put some positive voodoo onto the midlife crisis of hitting 50.
I like to laugh, a lot.
Life is too short.