I am the administration and finance manager for a tertiary education organisation in New Zealand. My husband is an IT consultant. We are British born but have lived in New Zealand for over 30 years. We have two adult daughters who are shown with me in my profile photo. Like us, they love to travel.
Our other interests are art, architecture, photography, film, theatre and learning about other cultures. We spent the whole of 2009 out of New Zealand, volunteering in Tanzania for several months as well as visiting family and friends in the UK and Ireland.
We have done some house-sitting in the UK and we are very careful to look after a property as if it were our own. I can speak French but not fluently (and I'm a bit rusty), and I also know some Spanish and German.
We love the idea of airbnb rather than staying in anonymous hotels.