I live in Manchester (England) where I work as an Acupuncturist and writer. I am a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. (Woodlands Acupuncture)
I enjoy cooking and entertaining and our house is usually full at the weekends with friends and family, either in the Kitchen, or spilling out into the beautiful garden. The garden is split into two parts, ornamental and kitchen. In the kitchen garden we grow vegetables and fruit all year round. Im sure it doesn't work out much cheaper than buying it in the supermarket but boy does it taste good !
I also enjoy travelling but much more in the luxury style than the backpacking route !