I've lived in Brighton for many years and until recently worked in a small, Buddhist primary school and have a keen interest in Mindfulness in Education. My daughter, currently studying in London, visits regularly. I have a background in the arts/advertising. On leaving art college many years ago, I spent three years helping host visitors at a painting summer school in SW France and really loved it, so am looking forward to meeting people from around the world. Favourite foods - raspberries and Wensleydale cheese (but not together)! My greatest inspirations - Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and my beautiful daughter.