I am naturally drawn to helping others, especially those who are
less fortunate and this helps me to transcend our natural tendency
for self-absorption. At the same, I try not to take myself or
things in general too seriously - there's nothing I love more than
sharing an uncontrollable belly laugh with someone!
I have such a thirst for knowledge but unfortunately this isn't
quite matched by my somewhat sieve-like memory! I am particularly
fascinated by connections in language and etymology.
I am fluent in French after living in France for a few years, and
I'm really keen to learn a third language.
I like to keep active through cycling and tai chi
What I’m doing with my life
I support people with intellectual disabilities to achieve as
fulfilling a life as possible. I'm also working towards
establishing my own business as a Chinese Medicine practitioner
I’m really good at
-making my guests feel at home
-connecting with people of all backgrounds
-recognising famous people's voices
-correct usage of the apostrophe
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mornings in Jenin, The Most Dangerous Superstition, Guns Germs & Steel, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Blues Brothers, Alien and Aliens, Drunken Master II, Goodfellas, The Edge of Heaven, District 9
my all time favourite is The Wire but I also like 6 Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, The Office (UK), Flight of the Conchords, The IT Crowd, QI, Q&A
Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, CCR, Neu, Skip James, Al Green, Bill Withers, Led Zep, JJ Cale, Peter Gabriel, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Fat Freddie's Drop, Trinity Roots...
Indian, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, aged French goat cheese, avocado on sourdough...
The six things I could never do without
-avocado on toasted sourdough with salt and pepper and a squeeze of
-internet (to quench that thirst)
-friends and family
-time in nature
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not the non-heirachical, anarchic, homeostatic
self-organisation of the natural world will ever emerge as the
distinguishing characteristic of human society... I am hopeful that
On a typical Friday night I am
having a pint at the pub, catching some live music, listening to
new vinyl acquisitions with 2 of my mates, or watching a film at
You should message me if
you are kind, passionate about something or many things, and love