Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Gentle sapiophilic sensitive honest shortish sometimes hairy faced
enigmatic smart alec taciturn yet tactile sailor seeks trust
romance passion mental engagement and fun.
I'm quite a smarty pants, and was a Mensan for a while, too many
goatees and bow ties for mine. I have an enquiring mind and an
extensive general knowledge ( a head full of trivia). I'd call
myself a man for all seasons, but look what happened to him.
Time away on land or water has great appeal, as does travel. So
many places so little time.
I'm quite a young 67, and have two sons aged 13 and 11 I care for
on three afternoons per week. Generous colleagues and friends say
I'm more like 50 (my sons' mother is 19 years my junior) and I have
no intention of retiring for at least two years, when I will be
able to do so reasonably comfortably. Oops, just been made
redundant, such is the lot of your humble civil servant these
I can be quite quirky, complex at times, and childlike at others. I
posses a sharp wit and a broad sense of humour, including a range
of appalling 'dad' jokes e.g. 'I'm hungry' 'Hi hungry, I'm
Czechoslovakia'. Or, which knight invented the round table? It was,
of course, Sir Cumference.
LOVE Sailing, and was an award winning navigator. My Sydney to
Hobart days are behind me, but I still harbour the notion that one
day I'll get to sail round Cape Horn. Currently shopping for
another yacht..update, bought a 31' trimaran! Have recently engaged
in Karate with number one son and am enjoying the benefits of that
and cycling with both of them.
Finally, I am the father of two very fine young boys, 11 and 13,
whose care well being and education are naturally very important to
me. It seems I also need to say here that I'm not looking for a
mother for them, they already have a very good one of those.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm on a voyage of self discovery, I don't drink but don't mind at
all if you do, I'm not a wowser and happy to be the permanent
dedicated driver, changed my eating habits for the better, exercise
regularly, lost 5kg already and still dropping, bought a push bike
to go with the motor bike, and have also just purchased a 31'
trimaran. I meditate occasionally via an app on my iPad.
I'm into mindfulness and meditation, motorcycles, ephemera and
sailing. I love nature, both panoramic and detailed and enjoy
sharing the wonder of living things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I always put the seat down, I squeeze the tube from the bottom,
never drink from the carton, will open the door for you but only if
you want that, and most importantly hang the roll so the paper
comes over the top.
...but I'm over my need to colour match pegs to clothes, though the
pegs themselves still should match each other. (Update: I have
noticed recently that this doesn't seem to be as important and now
doesn't always happen, are my standards slipping I wonder.)
I am also thoroughly house trained, handy, and can cook fairly well
(mostly from a book).
The first things people usually notice about me
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here's a precis of how 12 diverse people described me when asked by
a 3rd party:
Caring and thoughtful,
honest caring and kind,
intelligent sweet resilient,
sense of adventure,
quiet and friendly,
nice and friendly,
gentle and thoughtful,
lovely warm hearted articulate and intelligent,
distinguished and intelligent,
a genuine kind caring man.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My catholic musical tastes range from classical through jazz and
blues to adult contemporary. Partial to big bands and lady
vocalists like Billie Ella and Patsy. Listen to ABC FM, 97.3. Those
who claim not to like Country should sample 98.9, it isn't all 'she
got the gold mine and I got the shaft' stuff.
Concerts seen lately were The Tallis Scholars, Bjorn Again, and
Leonard Cohen. Also At Last the Etta James story and recently the
Grimethorpe Colliery band (think Brassed Off)
I read a lot of Law for work (but not a lawyer, phew), science
fiction, travel, Sydney Morning Herald on-line, Trade-A-Boat, junk
mail. I shy away from airport authors and works but like to sample
from genres so read Donaldson and Tolkien. Roald Dahl's childrens'
books are fun. Currently reading book three of the Catching Fire
trilogy with my boys.
Love Galaxy Quest, but all time fave movie is Brief Encounter, the
perfect combination of Noel Coward's wonderful words and David
Lean's cinematic brilliance, and recently named I was pleased to
see in the top 10 movies of all time. Recently seen Toy Story 3
(yes I blubbed), How to Train Your Dragon 1 and 2, Where the Wild
Things Are, Despicable Me (twice). More recently the first two
parts of Hunger Games, Meatball 2, The Lego Movie, A trend? Not
averse to a chic flick either, cried at The English Patient, how
could you not. Watch very little TV, Media Watch (I used to be in
the commercial TV business), Q&A, Mad as Hell, Clarke and Dawe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Words & Numbers
The necessities of life
The touch of another
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Oh the political compass (Google it) I fall between Gandhi and the
Dalai Lama, and have a social conscience that compels action, e.g.
World Vision, Avaaz, Sea Shepherd, Get Up etc. One of my daughters
works for Medcins sans Frontieres, bless her.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
at home, probably on the internet or stargazing and contemplating
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I sometimes wee in the shower, but other than that and despite what
the personality thing says, I have impeccable manners, thank you.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think sailing is sexy, and if you like the fact that I am
positive, passionate and provident and want to share those
qualities to the benefit of the lady I would love.
Mutual respect, and still holding hands at 90. Is that too much to
No, it isn't.
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