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When I was about 8, I really wanted to be a marine biologist. I now
work in marketing for medical publishing. Despite this deviation
from the plan, I do still like my life. I love London and many of
the people in it, and I like the way I can wake up on any given
weekend and feel like, if I want, I can go and have a small urban
adventure. Or I can stay in my pyjamas and make ginger cake and
read. The possibilities are infinite
(I did actually meet a marine biologist recently, and apparently
there's more admin then you'd think, so on the whole, I think I'm
OK with how things have worked out.)
Update: Currently studying for a Masters in psychology part-time,
while fascinating, has seriously cut into my adventure time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, I don't know. How should I know? It probably depends on what
Unless someone makes me laugh when I'm not expecting it, and then
what they and everyone for a considerable radius around me notices
first is that I have a really surprisingly loud laugh. Seriously,
it's a proper cackle. It's quite embarrassing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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When I'm travelling, I like to wander around a city on my own and
follow my feet without a map or (in this modern age) checking my
phone. This has only occasionally gone terribly wrong, and once
resulted in me wandering about in dark tunnels with a single candle
and a group of strangers underneath Naples.
When I'm at home, I bake my own bread, and I read vast numbers of
books indiscriminately. I have probably read something you have.
Find me a new author and I'll be delighted, Recent enthusiasms
include Chesterton's essays, Raymond Chandler, Ben Aaronovitch,
Rebecca Solnit and Eric Hobsbawm. This will probably have changed
if you ask me again.
I go on long walks in the country or around London, and I delight
in telling people interesting historical facts, although a
combination of force and gentle persuasion from friends has stopped
me doing this uninvited now. Sometimes I go to the opera. I love
blues music and folk music, and whiskey and coffee and red wine. I
like long rambling arguments and jokes of the kind usually told by
ten-year-olds. I will watch horror films by the handful, especially
if they're from the 80's and directed by John Carpenter. I'm very
fond of cheese.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Wikipedia. I didn't think this was so, and then found myself
genuinely at a loss when they took it down for a day in
Occasionally leaving London to walk long distances across hills in
very sensible shoes
The usual things (family, friends, oxygen, water, food. specially
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In a student bar! They're really cheap! In central London!
I can do this as a part-time student who has Friday lectures, even
though I am actually a responsible grown-up with a proper
Seriously, you can get a round in for a tenner. Given that
historically my usual haunt has been underground cocktail bars in
east London, I still get genuinely quite excited about this.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Contradiction in terms, surely?
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