Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I enjoy exploring London and the great wide yonder. I get a kick
out of trying new things - most recently surfing in Portugal. I
also have a drum that I sometimes bang.
A random and incomplete list of music-makers I like: Aphex Twin, PJ
Harvey, Nils Frahm, Nick Cave, Daniel Avery, Ghost Culture, Fuck
Buttons, Modeselektor, Jon Hopkins, Miss Kittin, Bat for Lashes,
Little Dragon, Prince and Goat.
I strongly dislike Riverdance, Abba and musicals.
I haven't hung up my clubbing gear yet, but I'm not out pounding
the dance-floors every single weekend as I've got a mild case of
raver's knee. Yoga helps to keep me zen. I enjoy going to music
festivals. I aim to attend more in countries where you don't need
wellies. Dancing in wellies can be tough on the toes.
I work on a health project by day, swiping the wasps off the apple
of truth. A line pilfered shamelessly from Chris Morris. I spent
the early part of my career setting bubbles on fire and zapping
random objects with a Tesla coil. Now I daydream of those halcyon
days as I attempt to think strategically and 'manage' stuff. The
Bad Science episode of Brass Eye always helps me to get through
tough times at work.
What I’m doing with my life
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Hunting for new sights, sounds and haunts (as in hangouts, I'm pale
but not a ghost).
Galavanting thoughtfully around museums and galleries.
Doing slightly ridiculous outdoor challenges.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Keeping a conversation going.
Dancing for extended periods of time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My red hair: it's quite bright, but not blinding. Apparently my
eyes are eye-catching.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I would live in a cinema if I could. I suppose I could if I tried a
bit harder. Some of my favourite films: La Grande Belezza, The
Golden Dream, Short Cuts, Sightseers, Little Miss Sunshine, In the
Loop, Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Guard and
Mud. I'd like to see a mash-up of the two: Mud-Guard.
I could be described as a bit of a book worm, or squirrel. Some of
the wordsmiths who live on my shelves and digital devices: Margaret
Atwood, Kurt Vonnegut, Julian Barnes, Sarah Hall, JG Ballard,
Kafka, Michael Faber, Jeanette Winterson, Kate Tempest and David
I tend to sprinkle things with chilli and dress them with lime. I
love Vietnamese, Thai and Indian food. Rum mixed with ginger ale
and lime is my favourite alcoholic beverage. I have Guinness
flowing through my veins. It's a genetic condition.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've bent the rules slightly and have greedily gone for more things
than I'm allowed:
The puffins that raised me;
Potato-based products and chillis;
A hot water bottle in winter (preferably in human form);
Outdoor and indoor adventures.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next trip.
The mind-boggling connectome inside our skulls and how we can join
forces to solve global issues.
I should probably learn how to drive at some stage but being able
to fly like a bird would be so much better.
The bicycle is a wonderful invention.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out and about and sometimes in - I might be spotted at a gig, in a
pub, cooking for friends, camping in a field or surfing (most
likely not very gracefully) on the crest of a wave.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've had childhood crushes on Magnum PI, MacGyver and Wonder Woman.
Feel free to psychoanalyse this confession.
You should message me if
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You think (or have a hunch) that I'm your cup of tea or other
I float your boat enough for it to remain buoyant.
You're taller than me - a couple of centimetres more will do. You
don't have to be a pro basketball player. I'm a Prince fan so Cuban
heels are acceptable.
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