Thinker, mother, crafter, activist, reader, animal-lover, wanderer, foodie. I'm a researcher and my work is focussed on health inequalities, poverty and social justice. I've spent a lot of time in East and central Africa and am always looking for an excuse to go back... I think I might have left my heart in Tanzania.
We're a family of four with two (mostly) well behaved children and a lovely dog called Freddie. The kids are friendly but know to give our guests space. We often fill our free time with food and friends - love to have people round for a good meal or bake a scrumptious cake to enjoy over a good chat, if you're staying for a more than a few days, no doubt you will be invited to join us one evening.
My husband Ed and I have both lived in different countries and other parts of the UK, due to this Ed speaks Russian and Ukrainian reasonably well and I know very basic Kiswahili. I travel quite a bit for work and we all do as a family for pleasure. I try to stay in Airbnb homes whenever I'm away - I've really enjoyed getting to know people in the community and have made some great friends this way.
We've lived in Bristol for over a decade and love it here - it has all the benefits of a city (arts, theatre, music, festivals, great places to eat etc) combined with the community feel and laid back vibe of somewhere a lot smaller. Ed's more of a homebody than I am and it may be that he is your host while I am overseas for work. We enjoy helping our guests find things they might not pick up from a guidebook and hope to share some of our enthusiasm for our adopted city to you. It's a real pleasure and privilege for us to meet the many wonderful people that have come to stay at our home.