I am a Practical, Dreamer who is a Realist and a Idealist (yeah some of those words are contradictory, but I often think people are a mass of contradictory drives that somehow work). I am an easy going down to earth guy with a live and let live attitude (although Love/Hate say it better) who calls things as he sees them and who trusts his instincts. I very often take the path of least resistance mainly as I often don't mind helping out, although if I am really against something I can be very stubborn. I am not perfect, what I am is flawed, imperfect, real and honest. I make mistakes but can discuss it and if I'm wrong I can admit it, apologise and learn from my mistakes. I really do believe that when I set my mind to things I can achieve just about anything I aim for, the last two years have been a period of great change and achievement for me physically, emotionally and academically and I am looking for that positive change to continue. I have just completed my retraining for an new career, which I am looking forward too. I am happy and content with my life as it stands and am in no hurry to change it, that said part of having a positive approach to life is being open to fortuitous happenstance.
I've just moved through to Carlisle (which I love) and I work in Dumfries so spend a fair bit of time on the road between them. I spend a lot of time up in Glasgow and in the Lakes visiting friends. I've lived all over the country from my previous career and can sometimes be found taking road trips to go and see then in weird and wonderful parts of the UK. I have my new career which I love (even if some aspects frustrate me) and lets me make a positive difference in peoples lives (well hopefully at least). I've been single for a while due to moving around a lot because of work/re-training/finding a new job in my new field and think it would be nice to meet someone on the same wavelength. I am friendly, outgoing and and very laid back.
It's taken me a while to find a nice balance in my life between doing a job I love and finding somewhere to live that I really like too, now that I've achieved all that I am settled, content and know where I want to be. I'd like to start actively dating with an aim to meeting someone special, that said good adult company would be very welcome too as I work mostly with children. While I am fairly confident and talkative I am often less good at messaging people first but after that I'm very chatty.
I am also good for having a completely undeserved reputation for knowing people when I don't in fact know everyone, the phrase "ah know you" may have escaped my lips several times in my youth and is sort of my catchphrase now.
I like most movies from B-Movie Classics right up to indepth character pieces. I am not keen on gangster films but thats it's. I like romantic comedies, yes I am a man and I like romantic comdies there is no law against it. I like all the other standard stuff SciFi, Action Films stuff that makes you think and stuff you can just switch your brain off too. Though I do love a film with a clever plot that catches you off guard. My Tv Viewing is pretty much the same as my film viewing though I am a massive Dr Who fan Classic and Modern, Red Dwarf, Black Books, Spaced, Blackadder, Chewin the Fat ... I could go on but you are starting to get the picture.
Music again is very varied I am mainly into Rock/Goth Music though edging more towards rock these days on a daily basis. I listen to classical sometimes daft stuff like the Wurzels, rock, Metal and a little bit of pop on occassion just a wee bit of whatever I like which is bits of everything really. I have recently started listening to a little more older music since wanting to start Lindy Hop/Swing dancing but my life needs to settle a little first.
Food, I used to be as a child a terribly fussy eater, that however is no longer the case. I love going out and having a good meal I really love Mexican Food but like most kinds of food and "Love" eating out. I also rather enjoy cooking, I am not amazing but I can follow a recipe and cook a good few meals from scratch. I also find cooking very relaxing (the glass of wine while cooking may assist this relaxation) and find it a good wind down post work.
1) Friends & Family
3) Internet & Computer
4) My Bed (its utterly ace, money well spent)
5) Having Fun in it many varied forms
I am one of those people who hates not going somewhere or doing something because I am absolutely convinced that I am going to miss out on the *BEST* night ever!.
I often think about the direction this country is taking, Where I am going to buy a house and settle, how my mates are doing and how I am going to afford that 11k 2.3 Litre Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster.