I am a kiwi but was born in the UK. I moved to New Zealand with my parents when I was 10 years old and have lived here ever since. I have four children and four grandchildren but am still young at heart. I was married for twenty years before my wife and I separated some years back, we remain friends and we both have met new life partners. I have been with Juliette now for over four years and we are engaged. Our friends sometimes describe us as love-struck teenagers.
We love to travel together to meet new people and experience new places, cultures, food and experiences. My children are travellers also and two of them currently live overseas.
I love food, love to cook and learn new recipes that I can share with others. I love to read but also to write and am working on a novel right now. I love music but also enjoy producing tunes and my ambition is to produce and release my own CD.
I work in IT and, in particular, the GIS industry. That's Geospatial Information Systems. I am fascinated by the evolution of geospatial information and location services and how it now touches most aspects of modern life e.g. the (website hidden) 'Check In' and location-related services.
My daughter introduced me to Airbnb and I think it is fantastic. Perhaps in the not-too-distant future my partner and I can join as accommodation providers and share the 'kiwi' experience with travellers from around the world who are looking for that special, local experience.