I am a Netherlands citizen, brought up in South Africa, married to Simon Lambert who is British. We met and married in Johannesburg and have lived in the US since the 80's. We have 2 daughters who live near St. Louis, USA and Melbourne, Australia. Simon is a fine and rare wine merchant and auctioneer and I work for a not-for-profit NGO training professionals who work with people with autism internationally and in the US. Our interests include cooking, wine, entertaining, traveling, reading, biking, gardening, our daughters and our border collie/sheltie mix, Ziggy. Whenever we travel we like to stay in Airbnb accommodations wherever available, as we enjoy being part of the local culture and making friends with the local people.