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I enjoy exploring London and the great wide yonder. Outdoor
adventures keep me smiling - most recently surfing in Portugal.
I've a sunny demeanour but a dark sense of humour.
A random and incomplete list of music-makers I listen and dance to:
Nils Frahm, Andrew Weatherall, Angelo Badalamenti, Daniel Avery,
Jon Hopkins, Miss Kittin, Bat for Lashes, Prince and Goat.
I'm allergic to Riverdance, Abba and musicals. I have a drum that I
My bike takes me places. I'm a music festival fan. I aim to go to
more in countries where you don't need wellies. Raving in wellies
can be tough on the toes.
By day, I work on a national engagement project about connections
between our food and drink, our health and our environment. I spent
the early part of my career setting bubbles on fire and zapping
random objects with a Tesla coil. I miss the flames and lightning.
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.
I’m really good at
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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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Some of my favourite films: La Grande Belezza, The Golden Dream,
Short Cuts, Sightseers, In the Loop, Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, The Guard and Mud.
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 and Kate Tempest.
I tend to sprinkle things with chilli and dress them with lime. I
love Vietnamese, Thai and Indian food. 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
A hot water bottle in winter (preferably in human form)
The Great Outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The mind-boggling connectome inside our skulls and how we can join
forces to solve global health challenges.
My next trip.
I should probably learn 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 - I might be spotted at a gig, in a pub or raving in
a divey club.
But I also need to spend time outdoors. This month I'm heading up
to the Lake District to do some trail running and will be popping
down to Cornwall to try and catch some waves for Hallowe'en
(hopefully without getting frostbite!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've had childhood crushes on MacGyver, David Attenborough and
Wonder Woman. Feel free to psychoanalyse this confession.
You should message me if
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