Well this is a tricky one, isn't it? Someone once told me I was a hidden gem... I hope this is true. People have also described me in lots of other, less complimentary ways, but I won't be telling you about those yet
What I’m doing with my life
50% saving lives, 50% paperwork (more like 10/90 to be honest)
I’m really good at
Baking, telling jokes about cheese, making tea, articulate
I recently went on a rock climbing weekend - I thought I might be good at that because I have pretty long limbs and am not scared of heights... turns out I was wrong. Still fun though!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm probably the clumsiest person you'll ever meet: I trip over, drop things, stand on people's feet and knock things over constantly. All whilst looking incredibly graceful, of course.
The proudest moment of my life was when I wore a white dress all evening and didn't spill a single drop on it despite there being a chocolate fountain and at one point finding a few splashes of red wine on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read, and think kindles are the best invention ever. Usually read a mixture of trash and more worthwhile stuff. Favourites have to be Harry Potter (plus the films, and anything related to it) Gone with the Wind, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the Lovely Bones, the Hobbit, the Perfect Stranger, Alone in Berlin. Just finished reading Roald Dahl's book Boy. My current recommendation is "I am Pilgrim" if you've not had a go at that.
With films, I think it's pretty hard to beat a pixar, my favourites being Up and Finding Nemo. Other favourites are Stardust, Notting Hill, the King and I.
I love Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, David Attenborough, Suits. Just finished binge watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - loved it
I love almost all food. Except beetroot. And sushi. I really don't understand sushi, it's fine, that's all. But everyone's mega excited about it for some reason? I have to confess that I'm a recent convert to steak, I was previously just blah about it but now I'm in the fan club
The six things I could never do without
Marmite on toast - there's nothing I eat so often but still like so much!
The snooze button
Socks - I can't bear not wearing socks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can avoid going out for a run. So many excuses. I do love the smug feeling after actually doing it though
Also about whether I would prefer to have my hand stuck in a jam jar forever, or have everything I eat taste of tuna. Now that's a dilema
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends, either in the pub or making some dinner/cake
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I genuinely think Birds powdered custard is the best custard in the world
You should message me if
You're a nice, regular guy who fancies a cup of tea (or something
stronger) somewhere in London