I am a 34-year-old mom, vegetarian, indie music and nature lover, chocolate addict, lindy hop dancer, and I work part time in a history museum as well as for a Fairtrade company. I love gardening and roaming through the woods in my spare time, and I read books about philosophy, critical theory, history, psychology.
As a host I'm helpful and polite but also somewhat practical, I'm not into exaggerated etiquette: I like it when people know how to make themselves comfortable, make their own coffee, poke through my medium messy kitchen cupboard to find what they are looking for, grab an extra towel if they need one etc.
Although I love to keep my place clean and tidy it's not a "show room". It's a place where a vivid girl, a busy mum and a not-so-intelligent dog use and move things and sometimes leave dents or traces. Which also means you don't need to be extraordinarily careful with anything!