Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I hate writing these things. It’s like writing a CV, except this
time it’s really personal…
So I’m going to attempt to keep this short and (fairly)
I’m originally from London, but have been living in Bristol for the
last 5 years after getting a job here. I love this city, although I
am frequently up and down the M4 visiting friends and family.
I work in mental health services. It can be unpredictable, varied
and stressful at time (and that’s just the current state of the
NHS!), but also very interesting and rewarding (and puts things in
perspective!) and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I guess
people interest me, and it fulfills that nurturing side to me. It
can also be the greatest fun! I like to think I find the best in
most situations and laugh at almost everything. It also takes A LOT
to shock me!
Despite the job, by nature I’m actually a pretty introverted person
– more of a people watcher than the life and soul of the party, and
certainly more comfortable with a small group of friends. I think
I’m pretty down to earth really. I love the great outdoors,
although I’m no adrenalin junkie – think walking and taking photos!
I don’t spend hours getting ready, have never had a fake tan (hey,
I’m a proud member of the pale club!), or had a manicure for that
matter… and I hate shoe shopping - no really, I break out in sweats
at the thought!. That doesn’t mean I don’t look after myself (I do
go to the gym) or like dressing up for an occasion – I own far too
many dresses for the amount I ever wear, but just it makes no sense
for my job and besides… at some point the makeup does have to come
off doesn’t it?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As already mentioned, I work full-time – and do shift hours. I know
loads of people find this weird, and yes I guess at times it isn’t
very good for the social life, but I like it – trust me, I went
back to 9-5 once and the tedium of that 3pm lull EVERY day just had
me banging my head against the wall in frustration. Shifts keep me
on my toes. Days off during the week rock. I love being able to
have 2 weeks off only using a weeks leave! What I’m trying to say,
is don’t feel sorry for me!
Having said that, not working regular shifts, it is quite hard to
fit anything regular around that… I cook, I garden, go the gym, go
to the occasional pub quiz, cinema, etc. etc. and generally try to
catch up on my sleep.
Have also got pretty hooked on the organized tour bug, after a trip
to Mongolia a few years ago. I've just completed my third trip of
the year to the former USSR... and despite me promising it would be
my last trip of that type for a while, I'm just dreaming about what
to do next. The area is definitely my current passion - my next
project is to learn some Russian, so if you happen to speak any and
are willing to be my teacher, I'd be most happy. :-)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Let's face it, there are always going to be plenty of people better
than me at everything I can do. So I'm not going to boast.
I do make pretty good cakes though. My favourites are a lemon curd
sponge cake, a raspberry, blueberry and lime drizzle cake and a
spiced apple cider cake. I also make a damn fine banoffee pie and
lemon meringue pie - although nothing quite beats me dad's on that.
Am currently perfecting my eclair making technique. I will persist
until they are perfect. I tend to bake for others more than myself
though (and I do requests). Except for my lemon curd cake... That's
all mine and I'll fight you for it if you come near.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have two eyes, a nose, ten fingers and I also have ten toes (not
that people see those often).
Isn't that enough?
And yes, that is my natural hair colour. And I have never been a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
No one is coming near my ipod, due to the embarrassing number of
things on there. Well, actually I do like indie and some rock (none
of the shouty type though)… think things like Interpol, Arcade
Fire, Muse. I also have an awful lot of Tori Amos on there… But I
also am quite partial to some cheery pop stuff… particularly if
it’s not in English. I love Shakira. Particularly her Spanish
stuff. When I was learning Spanish 10 years ago, I literally learnt
my Spanish from Shakira.
I very rarely read fiction. I hate classics – I hate the tone of
them. I read Anna Karenina once and really couldn’t see what the
fuss was all about… too much preaching on the pitfulls of educating
the peasantry and WAY too much shooting birds… made me feel all
militantly left wing. Having said that, every so often I do read a
book I love… I loved Norwegian Wood, We Need to Talk About Kevin,
Fever Pitch and His Dark Materials (which are probably the best
books I’ve read). I do read more non fiction – history and travel
books mostly, and if the two are combined, even better!
Hmmm…. Well, my favourite film of all time is It’s a Wonderful
Life, but it’s actually pretty untypical of films I usually watch…
I will watch very light hearted fluffy stuff – well I’m thinking
cartoons, and films like Mean Girls – Mean Girls is brilliant, very
like Heathers which is another brilliant film, albeit quite
difficult to watch post-Columbine and adulthood… But I also watch
quite a lot of World Cinema, and would put things like Deathnote,
L’Appartement and Goodbye Lenin up there as my favourites too. I’ve
also watch a surprising amount of horror, given I actually don’t
Does anyone from London ever go to any shows?? I’ve seen Les Mis
twice, does that count???
I eat everything, but am a very fussy eater. Lol. It’s easier to
list the things I don’t like… most seafood (anything fishy smelling
or rubbery textured) and most vegetables, particularly the green
ones. My dad is convinced I have a subconscious fear of eating
anything green. I’m sceptical, but it is strange that literally one
of the only fruits I refuse to eat are kiwis… and most melons
(particularly the green ones). I’m weird with eggs (love yolks,
hate whites)… and cheese…
I love fruit though. I love most beans and chickpeas are just pure
heaven. Seriously, choice between chickpeas and steak, I would pick
chickpeas. And please don’t hold any of my food prejudices against
me. I really don’t make a huge fuss about things… just bear in mind
that a sushi restaurant is probably not the best choice. :-)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I may pass on this one...
Tweezers (great for those occasions where you may walk into a
And my smartphone... I would be lost without it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I often think of the Simpsons sketch at this point...
I daydream an awful lot. Most of the time it's about pretty mundane
things, such as what I have to do today, how much money I have
left... what I'm going to have for dinner.... But sometimes it may
be a book I've read, my next holiday, and other things that frankly
I'm quite annoyed about having to leave.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well it is currently Friday night. And I am achey as I have spent
the day training by chucking people on the floor and getting out of
headlocks (go me!). And I am now about to go to bed at 10.30 as I
have to be in work at 7am tomorrow morning!
This is by no means 'typical' but what is 'typical'?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I watch a cringing amount of daytime TV.
I blame this on my work pattern.
And I love Eurovision.
You should message me if
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If you think we may get along.
If you have a matching pair of eyes and fingers and toes.
And if you write very witty profiles that you know I’ve been
lurking around on and reading and wishing I could write that
Seriously, I am pretty shy…
...but generally pretty nice, and I’m certainly not going to bite
your head off…
I'd really love to meet someone special through this for a
long-term relationship, but I always remain a bit skeptical as I
know how rare it is for me to actually have those sort of feelings
for someone. I'd love to be proved wrong, but if I manage to pick
up a few friends along the way, then that is a pretty cool outcome
And of course, if you like cakes…
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