Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Home counties-based PA in her mid-forties, proud mother of two
almost grown offspring and fan of any music I can dance to and any
story/film/book that can scare the bejaysus outta me. I can talk
for England, appreciate intelligent conversation and sentences
written/spoken in the old fashioned (proper) English language and
am equally happy strolling country pathways, doing a crossword or
jigging on a crowded dance floor 'til the early hours. A recent
devotee of pilates and dog-walking, I grow to appreciate our
beautiful countryside more as the years go by, and would very much
appreciate some pleasant company on my travels around it.
What I’m doing with my life
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Finding contentment... almost there.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Organising disorganised stuff, drinking Merlot, talking too fast,
forgetting punch lines, eating swordfish, worrying and missing the
point; massaging shoulders and egos; failing to understand anything
political; losing my temper (should I have admitted that one? and
solving problems. Oh yes, and I'm s**t hot at underselling myself,
so if you know the cure for that one please pass it on.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm well presented, polite, perhaps a little reserved at first
but witty and entertaining (esp. post-Merlot). That I talk too
fast? (remembers hearing self's recorded message on new
answerphone). In fact now I mention it, I do recall somebody once
commenting that I sounded like "Minnie Mouse on helium"....... That
I have EXCELLENT colour co-ordination! :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Anything by Nick Hornby, historical novels by Jean Plaidy, scary
stuff courtesy of Dean Koontz; films I've enjoyed are numerous,
largely box office standards but I'm afraid usually forgettable
(not helped by the fact that I possess a memory just like the
starlet of a movie who's title I - guess what - can't remember, but
I think was something like '50 First Dates'); I love any music I
can dance to, whether it's a bit of Alicia Keys or Texas or
something Indie or Motown... and ALL food's great (except sushi and
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My children; good company; my hairspray; a comfortable bed; a
confidant; Jelly Babies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... what it is that's missing from my life, whether I once HAD it
and lost it and whether I'll know it if I manage to find it again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Flaked out on the sofa after a manic week, gladly contemplating the
weekend but worrying a little that it won't be long enough to get
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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No chance! This IS the interweb, after all. However, I'm far from
the soul of discretion and will no doubt be baring my soul to all
and sundry within seconds of introduction, so give me a try.
You should message me if
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... you think sarcasm's cool, know how to punctuate (I can't help
it, it's the secretarial background, e-mails are automatically
proofed for typographical and grammatical errors!) and are a
genuinely genuine, decent sort who's quite prepared to enter into a
fairly lengthy e-liaison before even SUGGESTING anything like
coffee, because I'm a bit of a wimp and don't know how to live
dangerously. Or spontaneously. Much. Oh, and please don't bother if
you're young enough to be my son; we won't have anything
substantial in common, I won't want your kind of 'fun' and I don't
care how much you like older women!!
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