I live in Melbourne, Australia. My partner Pete lives down the coast on the Great Ocean Rd at a lovely little place called Aireys Inlet (but he's in Melbourne a lot with work).
I've been to Europe once before, he has never been before, and his daughter Emily is living in Paris currently (about to move to Montpellier) and is a fluent French speaker. We are travelling to England for a wedding in August 2013 and then coming to France immediately afterwards. I am so looking forward to being in Paris again! We both have rather romantic impressions of Paris and are looking forward to wandering the streets and canals.
I love good food - cooking, dining out, finding interesting little out-of-the-way places. I love good wine and spirits. I am really looking forward to tasting French cheeses! I love cycling (Vive le Tour!), good films, and getting to know people. I am passionate about community-building. My favourite thing about travel is meeting people from other cultures, finding out what they love and are passionate about, and sharing how our respective worlds work. I love philosophical and theosophical discussions over a bottle of wine that go deep into the night. I love conversing with people where we don't have a common language but we're both interested - I have had some awesome philosophical discussions in languages I don't understand.
I was a massage therapist for 12 years before becoming a relationships coach and educator.
Things I couldn't live without: my awesome family, my beloved friends, people who challenge me, people who just accept me completely, the sense of being a part of something bigger than me and having a role in the world, a sense of meaning. I'd struggle without good food too.
In tv and films I like sci-fi and fantasy, some good action movies, and intelligent script. I haven't travelled for a while and I'm really looking forward to it.