I work in publishing and live in south London with my boyfriend Tom. My ideal holiday consists of cooking, reading, exploring, conversation and a glass of red wine. My last journeys were to Provence and Budapest, and my next will be Berlin and Barcelona - but if I had the money it'd be Japan. I'm an ideal guest in that I'm a terrible granny, delighting in eight hours of sleep and a calm, tidy flat. Any pointers for local restaurants and things to see are always hugely welcome. If I had a 'life motto' it would probably be Thich Nhat Hanh's 'peace is every breath' - which keeps me sane amid the surly London commuters.