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I currently spend a lot of my weekends ankle deep in cold mud on my
allotment or knocking on other people's doors and trying to
persuade them to vote for me. I could easily be talked out of these
activities. In the rest of my life I like old pubs, classic
detective stories and Eurovision. This is not an enticing summary,
is it? I am really quite normal and sane. The dog in the photo is
What I’m doing with my life
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I used to analyse and write about security issues in Europe, which
didn't include Eurovision but probably ought to have. I still do a
bit of this, but spend more time now trying to do a PhD and working
a series of increasingly ridiculous temporary jobs to fund it. I'm
also a local councillor, which eats quite a bit of my spare time
but I try to persuade myself it's the time when I'd be slumped on
the sofa watching something crap on TV. I have learned an awful lot
about dog poo.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I make good soup. And bread. I grow enormous slugs. I can find
excellent small dingy pubs wherever I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Le Carré's Karla trilogy, 100 Years of Solitude, all the classic
crime writers, Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey, Terry Pratchett of
course. I read constantly, I've always got a book on me and have
spare ones for emergencies on my iPhone. I don't listen to music
all that often, which is a bit sad, I know. I loved The Wire, the
West Wing and Deadwood; I have read all of Game of Thrones about 14
times and watched them several times as well; I like CSI but not
the one with the slappable redhaired prat. I have a weakness for
Lewis, but generally prefer anything from HBO. Ooh, and Japanese
animation. Actually, anything animated; I pre-ordered the DVD of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dingy old pubs
Friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Belgian politics. Oh yes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either dead from the working week or in the pub
You should message me if
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