Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love reading. I'm mainly into poncey literary fiction, but I also
really enjoy lighter stuff too. One of my favourite things to do is
curl up in an armchair with a good book beside an open fire. Or at
least it would be if I owned a fireplace. Or an armchair.
I also really like to travel. I spent a total of three years
visiting Europe, the US, Australia and Africa. It was amazing, and
I'd definitely like to travel again in the future. ...I think the
day I found out that extra-strong mints could cure my
reading-induced travel sickness was one of the happiest days of my
While I was in Africa, I did some volunteering work. It was one of
the most satisfying experiences of my life, and I'd really like to
do it again someday.
I've recently become a big fan of cooking. Homemade food tastes so
much better. I make a mean four seasons pizza, and my potato and
chorizio omelette has not caused anyone to vomit. Yet. I also bake
- brownies are pretty damn awesome. Who ate all the pies? It's me,
I ate all the pies.
In fact, it's a good job that I love running and hiking as much as
I do, otherwise I'd be really goddamn fat.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Update: Currently attempting -and mostly succeeding- to organise a
move to Hampstead. Update update: Move complete.
I work for the Foreign Office as a policy advisor. This involves a
lot of reading international newspapers and blogs and watching
Al-Jazeera constantly. I also get shouted at a lot. If you've ever
seen "The Thick Of It", I'm basically Ollie, except less of a twat.
It's just dawned on me how *big* London is, so I'm trying to
explore the city as much as possible. I'm fascinated by ancient
history and architecture so I absolutely love this place.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing a little about a lot. My knowledge of the world is broad
and shallow. Like a puddle.
Actually, I do know rather a lot about swearing. Ask me about
gravely offending people in fifteen languages.
Also, it turns out that I'm rather good at trading shares. Ask me
about being the world's worst socialist.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My nice teeth and my posh voice.
My striking resemblance to Brad Pitt's younger and uglier brother,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I consume an unhealthy amount of media so I'll try to keep this
;The Bonfire Of The
; Gravity's Rainbow
; No Country For
; Crime and Punishment
favourite authors are Iain Banks
; JM Coetzee
; Cormac McCarthy
; Terry Pratchett
; Jonathan Franzen
; Ian McEwan
; James Joyce
; Sue Townsend
I also read a lot of non-fiction, especially ancient history and
biographies. Charlie Brooker
is also a
legend, though he'd probably call me a twat for saying so.
Movies: Although I'm more of a book person, I still love watching
movies. Some favourites: Chinatown
; The Lives of Others
; In The Loop
; Good Night and Good
; Full Metal Jacket
; The Room
, Shark Attack 3:
; Pink Floyd
; Led Zeppelin
; Nick Cave
; Bob Dylan
; Joan Baez
; Richard Thompson
; Tom Waits
; The Clash
; The Smiths
; Leonard Cohen
; Immortal Technique
. I'm always up for listening to
new bands - if it sounds good, I'll like it.
Food: I love all food, especially Italian, Indian, Mexican and
A special shout-out to my Grandmother's cooking goes here!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-BBC Radios 2 - 6Music, inclusive.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The gradual erosion of civil liberties in this country.
The changing balance of global power.
Humanity's place in the universe.
He's so dreamy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing the same thing I do every night: Trying to take over the
world! Funnily enough, my dastardly schemes usually seem to include
Also practising my terrible dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I use semi-colons in text messages.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can tell me about things to see in London.... especially if
they are Roman or Rome-related. On a bit of an SPQR kick at the
You are Stevie Nicks circa 1976. See here
You want explore life's great mysteries. Why are we here? Does God
exist? Do Müller lace their Rice with opium? Seriously, I can't
stop eating it.
You want to frolic on Hampstead Heath in the springtime.
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