Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have lived more than half my life in the the UK and am in many
ways very British, but the American part is deep in my soul. The
Brit part is disinclined to sing her own praises and the American
part thinks it should hardly be necessary, so I am finding this
rather difficult. If it didn't imply a tidiness I can't claim I
would offer a series of bullet points. Here instead are a few
sentences that seem like a good start:
I live on a narrowboat on the Oxford Canal without mains
electricity, gas, water, sewage or telephone; it sounds more
ascetic than it is, and though I enjoy the rigours of canal life,
my boat is very comfortable. In the summer I am outside a lot. In
the winter I heave the coal, feed the birds, slide in the mud and
retreat to a book, Radio 4, or the wonders of the internet.
Before the boat my home was a rural Oxfordshire village where I
raised my children.
I have run the London Marathon, which came as a great surprise to
everyone who knew me, and, more than 10 years later, it still seems
My mother tells me that I ought to mention that my profile picture
is recent (taken in June this year) and I haven't lied about my
age. Since one should always do as one's mother says, consider it
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sometimes I think there is nothing I could do without (and I don't
count that a virtue), but what I care most about is family, what
most diverts me is BBC Radio 4 and watching the birds (and
occasional rat) at my feeders, what most changed my life was the
internet, and what I never leave home without is my cell phone and
my Kindle. Phew, that's six.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am either down the pub with improbable friends from my old
mooring or cosy by the fire on the boat with a book.
You should message me if
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You are educated, gentlemanly, solvent, presentable, and not
inclined to whine about mud.
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