Given the choice, I'm to be found living on my beautiful 40' trad
normally moored in the Willington area, just outside Derby. However
I work as a Consultant and this means going wherever the work is. I
might be staying in the family home in Sussex (my 'official'
address) if working in the South East, or I might be stuck in a
hotel somewhere, in the UK or abroad. Annoyingly for some, my stock
answer to most lifestyle questions is "Well, it depends...".
I do a fair amount of voluntary work at the weekends, when that's
possible, and if the sun is shining I like to be out on my boat. I
do keep myself quite busy and I'm not looking for a 24/7
relationship as such, though I know these things have a habit of
changing over time. I know I'm happiest with a certain amount of
variety and independence in my life, but at the same time too much
freedom can be disorientating . At the risk of repetition, it's all
*ADDENDUM* I have changed some of my details recently, so here's a
little summary of the whys and wherefores.
I managed to quit smoking for about 18 months before finding out
that my (then) fiance was having an affair. The break up was messy,
and I didn't manage to get through it without the ciggies. My bad.
However I am trying to quit again now. Admittedly this is mainly by
smoking roll-ups (which I'm shit at rolling, so this limits my
consumption), but at least that's a start eh?
On the plus side I have tried to balance this out by eating
healthily and drinking a lot less. Although I'm not a veggie I now
find myself eating a lot of veggie meals and really enjoying them.
Oh and I've lost nearly two stone, so I'm thinner than the pictures
I've always been into 'alternative
' stuff and been a bit
subversive, however I preferred to hide this behind a slightly
but to all
intents and purposes normal exterior. Well I'm bored of that now,
so the whole retro
side of me is coming
out. Yup, I'm getting tattooed
After months of agonising over which toy to buy I've also just
bought a classic
- a Wolseley 1500
. It's a project car
but roadworthy and I'm already in love. The intention is to fully
restore it and subtly update the most ancient aspects to make it
more suitable for today's roads. It's very cute but it would be
nice if it stopped, for example....
Lastly, having never really wanted kids I now suddenly find myself
at the stage where all babies are simply adorable. It doesn't seem
to be a rational thing, more of a gut instinct. So I'm a lot more
open to the idea of being a Dad with the right partner, though I
still wouldn't regard it as essential. Just a nice "maybe".