Meet the team - Emma
Emma joined our team in January 2014, helping our members get started in the club and providing advice on how they get the most out of their membership.
What were you doing before you joined Love Home Swap?
I was running a tuition centre for secondary school students, teaching English and Maths.
In three words, how would your friends or family describe you?
Quirky. Passionate. Imaginative
How do you like to spend your free time?
Shopping, watching YouTube videos, being odd with my friends, writing legally dubious blog posts...
Best show you've had recently?
'Once' the musical; best show I have seen in a long time. Music and atmosphere were mesmerising.
Mac or Windows?
Why not both?
Karaoke evening - you have to sing one song. What do you choose?
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights. Complete with visual interpretations!
Who'd be your three dream passengers for a long road trip?
Ryan Gosling - for the charisma
Michael Buble - for the smoothness
Zooey Deschanel - to be my best gal pal
On the tube - reading or listening to music?
Music, as reading on the tube makes me feel ill.
If you could study something purely for interest's sake, what would you choose?
Gothic literature. I love the works of Angela Carter, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley.
Best travel tip you've received?
Packing light and efficiently; rolling clothes, storing shoes at the edge of a suitcase, having a pocket on the outside of your suitcase for travel documents.
What's the favourite place you've visited or been on holiday - and why?
Paris, last August. I had a lovely time with my boyfriend, the weather was lovely and the apartment was perfectly authentic. Our host left us little notes and homemade cakes and jam.
What's your dream holiday destination - and why?
Maccu Piccu, or the Maldives. Both beautiful yet very distinctive landscapes and cultures.
Number one piece of advice for Love Home Swap members?
Be open minded, send lots of messages and give me a call ;)