I love art, ancient, modern, kitsch, whatever. I like making it as
much as looking at it, and tend to draw things when I get the
chance. I love being outdoors, from walking through bluebells to
climbing mountains, to sitting in the park. Pub gardens count as
outdoors. I'm incredibly bad at doing nothing, and would make the
worse beach holiday companion ever.
Overall, I believe that more is more, that life is there to be
grabbed by the scruff of its neck. I'm not an adrenaline junky or
hardcore traveller - making wooden toys for my nieces is just as
much fun as trekking in India. I like food and drink, ideally not
Although I come across as terribly polite and English, I'm actually
an opinionated so-and-so and always happy to have a good natured
argument about important matters of the day, like whether swings
were ever more fun than slides.
I like people who are interested in the world around them, and not
afraid to show it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm enjoying life, which seems to me the best thing to do with it
if at all possible - which I'll acknowledge it isn't always.
I’m really good at
Writing, drawing, telling other people how to design software, all
of which I have earned money from at one time or another. Being
patient and diplomatic. I can cook well and love doing it. Pretty
good at getting other people to dance. Really good at getting other
people to go wild swimming. Can remember lots of poems by heart.
The first things people usually notice about me
My incredibly loud (yet incredibly tasteful) ties, if I'm wearing
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything by: PG Wodehouse, Graham Greene, Ian M Banks, Raymond
Chandler, Betjeman, Frost, Edward Thomas, Roger McGough.
Inspirational crazy books include "Pimp" by Iceberg Slim, "Ridley
Walker", "All the Pretty Horses" "Accordion Crimes" "Shake Hands
With The Devil" (about the Rwandan genocide)
I think The Artist was probably the best film I've seen in years,
although Run Lola Run, Leon, Delicatessen, The Kings Speech,
Zatoichi, Ran, Brazil, Sin City, and anything by Herzog. And Who
Framed Roger Rabbit, which has to be a top 10 film.
The six things I could never do without
Good food, good wine, the company of friends.
Art. Ballet. Mountains.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I did a philosophy degree. I spend a lot of time thinking about
everything. Quite often, I think about climbing mountains, which is
easier, cheaper, and less terrifying than actually climbing them
(although I do that too, sometimes).
On a typical Friday night I am
1) Stuck on the north circular trying to escape London
2) Out having fun
3) In, eating comfort food and watching DVD's with my phone off,
having had too much fun Mon-Thurs
In roughly equal measure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no secrets. None. Nope.
You should message me if
a) My photos fill you with good old fashioned lust
b) You have short red hair, a northern accent, tattoos, the legs of
a dancer, and a National Trust membership card. Will settle for one
or less of these at a pinch.
c) You love learning new things, and understand that life is too
important to take too seriously.