I'm a writer and like to spend periods of time away from home, since I can write anywhere. I'm originally English and lived in London for some years until moving to Canada, so I like to return regularly to see friends and family. But I also like to travel. Europe, North Africa and India are favourite destinations. I tend to travel during winter because I prefer to be in Toronto in the summer when it's warm and lively, whereas Canadian winters tend to be slightly hostile! I'm very active, I swim and walk most days, and I'm a big film enthusiast.