Update - No longer crisp free :(
Slight relapse this summer
I have also developed an insatiable appetite for walking. Probably since we got the rather cute dog you may have seen in my photos. I now try and walk ten miles a day and plan to start doing some serious walking this summer, hopefully starting with Hadrian's Wall!
Update - I have now walked Hadrians Wall :)
110 miles in 6 days
I can talk to you for hours about things you probably have little or no interest in :)
I can also make the perfect cup of tea
Also whenever I met any other English people while traveling they had a hard time believing Im really from Manchester, apparently I don't have the "right" accent for it
My other favourite artists are Paul McCartney, XTC, ELO, The Smiths, Todd Rundgren, Sondre Lerche, The High Llamas, Brian Eno.
After the Beatles the main music I listen to really is film soundtracks, especially those of the composers ennio morricone, balladenti and Gabriel Yared.
I wouldn't say I was a good musician...but I make up for it in effort, Ive played in some alright bands in the past - I think there are videos on youtube if anyones interested!
I love foreign cinema, especially German films. My favourite film is probably The Tin Drum but I also love the German tv show Heimat. I love comedy so The Monty Python films are up there, and Charlie Chaplin films. Beatles films also, obviously.
I do love comedy shows like Peep Show, Flight of the Conchords, Red Dwarf etc and epic dramas like Our Friends In The North or The Killing. Currently watching Borgen. I think the documentaries of Adam Curtis are amazing and very eye opening, everyone should watch them! When I was a child my favourite cartoon was The Raccoons, I was really surprised when I actually went to America to find they don't like Raccoons and no one had seen the cartoon...turns out its Canadian! And what exactly was Ceril Sneer??
My favourite book of all time is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. Im quite convinced this is the greatest book ever written, I tend to read it like once a year. My fav author however is Kurt Vonnegut, although I think they have a similar style. Anything by Murakami, Bill Bryson and Henning Mankell I usually love too
I also love Richard Dawkins, yes I know he pisses a lot of people off but good - if you read The God Delusion you realize he is God, the final irony. Clearly I'm not a fan of religion, religious maniacs need not message me I don't have the time or energy to point out why you are so deluded. Sorry. Believers in the Flying Spaghetti Monster are more than welcome though
If I am going out I usually head to the Star and Garter in Manchester but this seems to happen less and less these days sadly, and I hardly drink not for any particularly moral reasons I just really don't like the taste of most alcoholic drinks. Much rather have a cup of tea any night
Might be some connection there!
Now I'm seriously considering a hair transplant....
Also, the nicest message I have ever received on here was from another guy....