Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It's hip to be square (bap dap bee dooby doop).
Australian transplant by way of the UK and The Netherlands,
Reasonably conservative but also pretty wildly unconventional and
yes, I know that doesn't make any sense. Used to work in publishing
and was getting quite high-powered, important and obnoxious until I
decided to throw it in and become a travelling minstrel instead. I
still own a flat in London and go back there a few times a year,
it's the closest thing to home without spending a fortune on
I really like Germany, and the people in it. Think I'll stay here.
My German skills are a work in progress, but I'm working pretty
hard at them at the moment. Fluency or bust! I read (in English)
constantly, although mostly journalism and opinion pieces. I can be
a lot of fun, and have been known to dance like a maniac when I've
had a few drinks - see pictures for reference!
I also have a British Racing Green Mini Cooper, that totally gets
compliments and takes me everywhere. She's awesome. Have car, can
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a full-time classical singer. I divide my time between solo
oratorio/early music concerts and professional choral work. Yes, I
am good at it. I have a website if you're interested. You should
ask me why I don't like opera.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Apart from the above, I tie a freakin' killer half-Windsor
tie-knot. I make a great gin martini when called upon. I can make
friends with animals at 50 paces, particularly cats.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The hair. It's a bit of a microcosm of me. A short-back-and-sides,
but unique, characterful, artsy, messy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'll keep this short, as no-one bothers reading this section,
really. I know I certainly don't.
Cricket (the sport). Film in general, and particularly intelligent,
psychological thrillers. TV - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking
Bad, The Red Road (cancelled! *sniff!*), Halt And Catch Fire. Books
- anything by Nick Earls, Tanith Lee or Diana Wynne-Jones (RIP).
Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes which genuinely changed my life and
caused me to lose ten kilos (and I wasn't that big to start with).
Good German beer. That'll do.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My iPad, the internet, cricinfo.com, women, wine and song.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Women. Love. Sex. My career. Money - wish I didn't, but it's true.
Cricket. How to reconcile the fact that whilst all of my school and
university friends have Settled Down and are about to bring their
third child into the world, I'm still footloose and fancy-free and
am in no mood to get fat, bald and wear rubber-soled shoes with
suits (*shudder*) anytime soon, thanks very much. What that means
when it comes to my love-life, and whether anyone else but me cares
that I feel like I'm ten years out of sync with myself. Whether or
not the pretty girl on the train will think I'm a creep if I say
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't really do typical Friday nights. Depending on the time of
year I suppose there's a decent chance I'll be singing somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I identify as much younger than I actually am. This is not to say
that I'm immature, but it just seems that I'm a young soul. This is
driven in no small part by the fact that I also LOOK much younger
than I am, to the point that when I tell people my real age they
sometimes react like I'm taking the piss. Lately I've been
experimenting with telling everyone that I'm 30. It seems to make
things easier - it saves on the endless conversations about how
young I look, and if the world wants me to be younger I might as
well just go with it. For reference:
Oh, and a word on "strictly monogamous." Like many of you, I have
dabbled - well, more than dabbled, actually - in the polyamory
thing. It has its perks, and from a scientific and intellectual
standpoint I completely agree with it. In practice, well ...... not
so much. Suffice it to say that I'm not looking to go down that
road again anytime soon. This is not to say that I'm really
unforgiving and rigid about it - everyone has their own definition
of what monogamous means and how it should/can be interpreted, but
on the whole, enjoy your open relationships, but they're not for
I also have a thing for fellow gingers.
You should message me if
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You know a good karaoke bar with an appropriately cheesy
You'd like to know more.
PS- I am not a "hi, how are you" merchant, but seriously ladies,
you can't expect fantastically engaging messages if all you've got
is a picture and no profile text. Just sayin'!
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