NO SMOKING means anywhere - not in the house, not in the garden. Very strictly no smoking, sorry, but if you are a smoker, you might find some other accommodation more to your liking.
Enjoy yourself and respect other guests.
Happy for guests to entertain their friends. We sometimes all get together in the house to celebrate. However any entertaining needs to be discussed first and with respect to other guests.
I have recently finished a manuscript about two years I spent in Hong Kong in the late sixties. It's with a literary agent and I am keeping my fingers crossed for publication. Now I am writing another memoir about time in Africa. When I am not writing, I am creating artwork with fabrics; quilts and wall hangings.
Have travelled extensively and love travelling and travellers. In the last few years I have visited Afghanistan as a volunteer, worked as a woofer with my daughter on an organic farm in Nepal, backpacked on my own in Morocco and visited many other destinations.