Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Very quick summary: I'm British, originally from London. Since 2012
I've been working remotely and travelling full time - I spend a
month or two in each place. I live for the outdoors. I love to
hike, ski, climb, paddle, fly. Right now I'm preparing for Burning
Man, then a month kite-surfing in Dominical Republic, then a couple
of weeks in Cuba. After that who knows. Stay in the Caribbean?
Central America? Rio? I want to be back in Chamonix for the winter
season, but where should I go in November?
I was abandoned by my parents shortly after birth, and it was left
to a friendly family of urban foxes to bring me up. They didn't do
a bad job teaching me to navigate the mean streets, but my only
friends were an albino hedgehog and a pigeon called Derek.
Some time around the turn of the century I left my formative life
behind and moved to the big city. I'm still trying to work out if
the streets were paved with gold. I'm pretty sure the grass was
greener, but I never found the promised pot at the end of the
rainbow. The search continued for a few years...
More recently it became all too apparent that one can quite easily
be run over by a bus tomorrow. Or any day. I want to make sure if
that does happen, I won't regret a minute of my life. So I've been
on a few adventures, and I plan to continue. Perhaps I'll find
someone equally as determined to live a totally awesome life? It
would be nice to have a partner in crime.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spent most of my 20s hard at work building a fabulously
successful but not particularly profitable web business, which I
finally rid myself of a few years ago.
I'm usually now found drumming my fingers on the desk, or doing
nerdy things for cool companies... Recently I've spent quite a bit
of time hacking web stuff for Spotify, which I only do three days a
week and entirely remotely. All I need is a decent internet
connection and my home is the office.
When I'm not hard at work pretending to be a tiny cog in some
sprawling corporate machine, I'm usually planning my next
adventure. Recently a common theme has been throwing myself off, or
I was based roughly in London for a few years - and it's still
where my heart calls home, but 2013 brought bigger adventures. I
capitalised on working remotely by packing my bags and leaving the
Since then I've been city-hopping every few months. I'm regularly
back in London, but the plan is to continue travelling full time
for a few years. Perhaps I'll get home-sick and end up back where I
started, or get stuck somewhere amazing with someone amazing. More
than likely I'll loose my cushy remote-working job and have to find
(gulp) a proper one somewhere. Until then I'm enjoying the ride.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Adventures. Here's what I've been up to:
For the last couple of months I've had the good fortune to be
living in the ski resort of Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan. I doubt I'll
have the opportunity to do a full snowboard season again, so I'm
savouring every minute of this one.
I'm finishing my Japanese adventure with a four week road trip
round the southern islands... Just got back from three days hiking
in amazing Yakushima, and tomorrow I'll be hiking the largest
active volcano in Japan - Mount Aso. It's turning out to be an
incredible trip, but I don't think I'll ever want to drive again
after 4,000km in 25 days.
I'm on a yacht in the Greek Aegean sea, learning to sail. It's
great fun. I fully intend to spend a couple of years sailing round
the world before I die.
I just got back from a week learning to paraglide in France. I've
got the bug - it's as good as anything I've done on a
I spent the last ten days flying in the foothills of the Atlas
mountains just outside Marrakech in Morocco. Despite some of the
worst weather in years I'm now apparently a qualified paraglider
Three weeks paragliding in Mexico was without a doubt my best
adventure ever. The conditions in Valle de Bravo were perfect for
flying every day. I notched up thirty hours of flight in fifteen
days. I can imagine this becoming a yearly pilgrimage. I just
arrived in Utah for a few weeks of snowboarding.
Two thousand miles driving through seven states and twelve ski
resorts. Not a bad little road trip. I saved the best to last.
Jackson Hole is beyond epic.
Oh god I very well may have bitten off slightly more than I can
chew this time. I'm in France starting a five day speed riding
course. Speed riding is a combination of skiing and paragliding.
Dangerous and exhilarating - check. My problem is that you need to
be a pretty decent skier to even contemplate it. I found out today
that I'm nowhere near that good. If this page never gets updated
again you'll know what happened to me.
Wow - big changes. Bye bye London, hello Berlin.
Berlin is awesome. Laid back and friendly. I can see this competing
with London for my attention next summer. Looking forward to San
Francisco next month.
Just arrived in San Francisco - lucked out with a sweet Airbnb
apartment in Lower Haight. I think I'm going to enjoy this
More paragliding in Mexico, then back to San Francisco in the
spring. Summer was great in Paris, a whirlwind tour of Europe in
the autumn, followed by Chamonix in France for a winter of skiing
Where next? South America is calling me! I would love to spend a
few months in India, but I don't think their internet could cope
with video calls. Suggestions on my next destination?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm a Glastonbury veteran, but I've sworn never again. Secret
Garden Party is much more my cup of tea, and Burning Man will
hopefully be ticked off in 2015. If I must stay up late, I love
parties that are a bit out of the ordinary - fancy dress, fetish,
A few years ago I decided that recreational pharmaceuticals were a
net downer in my life, so I've been a temple ever since - eating
fresh and working out. It's done wonders - I'm healthy and happy.
You should message me if
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You don't mind me asking you out for a drink straight away. I don't
have time to chat online for hours, and you get a much better idea
of how you click with someone over a coffee. So be warned.
Also... if we hit it off, I'll probably want you to drop everything
and come travel round the world with me for a few years. If that
isn't the most exciting thing ever, then we're probably not a match
made in heaven.
Oh, and look... if we're not at least a 80% match, either you need
to answer some more questions or we're probably not right for each
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