So what makes someone interesting? Incurable curiosity, a dose of
adventurousness, and a dash of spontaneity.
I like outdoors sorts of adventures - walking, climbing, canoeing,
camping, that sort of thing - but you can find adventures just as
easily in London, or anywhere, if you're willing to discover new
places, talk to people, and do stuff on a whim. It's always the
things you didn't plan that make the best stories afterwards.
I finished a PhD in English a couple of years ago, so it's probably
not surprising that I like to read, and that I go to the theatre as
often as I can. Likewise, I enjoy going to galleries and
exhibitions. I'm now a researcher working on environmental
sustainability, a subject that is important for me. In the past
I've enjoyed writing and making short films, something I'd like to
go back to.
I love good food and wine - I'm a really keen cook, and I enjoy
cooking for friends. I like lots of sports, and I keep myself in
good shape - I'll try my hand at anything, but skiing is a real
passion of mine.
I like music: to listen to it, play it, and dance to it. I don't go
clubbing as much as I used to (drum and bass was my thing!), but I
do like to dance - salsa, techno, swing, dnb, ceilidh, hip-hop -
I'll give any of them a good go.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a post-doc researcher on environmental issues. I'm especially
interested in how arts and culture engage with sustainability,
which means I get to go to the theatre and galleries and call it
work (well, sort of).
I also write, in various different forms, and I'd like to get back
to making films.
Other than that, what I'm doing with my life is mostly trying to
I’m really good at
Conversations and arguing (in a good way!), skiing, cooking,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I always have a stack of books all on the go at the same time, some
for work and some for fun. Currently: Pynchon, David Mitchell,
Murikami, Atwood and a weird utopia from 1872 called Erewhon.
I'm a bit of a film buff and like to go the cinema often. Too many
favourites to list.
The six things I could never do without
In general I'm more into people, places and experiences than
things. But my desert island objects: a good casserole pot, a pack
of cards (true fact, I was briefly a professional magician),
walking boots, complete Shakespeare (I think you get that anyway,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My job means I spend a lot of time thinking about environmental
stuff - but that's fine, because I would do that anyway. Otherwise,
I'm probably thinking about what to cook and what bottle of wine to
On a typical Friday night I am
Who knows? Cooking for friends, at the theatre, or planning the
weekend's escape? Playing pool, on the train somewhere, or at a
whisky tasting? At the cinema, in a tent, in a pub? There's no
You should message me if
I'm looking for someone lively and intelligent, who can hold down a
conversation on anything (or at least have a stab!). Someone who
liked good food and the outdoors would be a bonus, but a sense of
adventure is a must.