Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Time to update my profile to try and keep it fresh. I'm still not
100% happy with it so it's going to be under construction for a
I'm a dreamer and a thinker at heart. Something of a softy and a
bit of a romantic. I'm a little old fashioned but definitely not
I'm also a certified linguaphile and a bit of a geek (loving the
return of Dr Who!).
Current pics are in the photos section but apparently my oldest
photo is "my best face", not sure what that says about me but
forgive me for using it as my main pic.
I am Quiet, Curious and Inquisitive.
What I’m doing with my life
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To those who've visited before, things are mostly the same, for
those who are new, hi! I'm working as a data analyst (not as dull
as it sounds) and I run in my spare time (not as painful as it used
to be). I've just done my second half marathon and lit looks like
becoming a regular thing for me.
I'm practising Spanish
when I can (off to Peru for a 2
week tour this year); I'm told my Spanish is good so I'm always on
the lookout for folks to practice with.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
! Love it,
I'm always happy in a kitchen with some nice food to prepare.
I'm very good with languages
; I find I pick them up quite
easily and I love learning new stuff.
Apparently I'm also on the list of tech support for several of my
friends, I'm not sure how that happened.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'd probably be lying if I didn't say "my beard" but I'd prefer to
be a little less obvious. I'm a little shy at first with new people
but if you get me on a topic I'm thinking about at the time then
you could get your ear bent for some time. I'm sure some people
think of me as greatly opinionated.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Loads of them but here are some real favourites: Legend
by David Gemmel
(I love that book
and I suspect I always will); Also Terry Pratchett
, Haruki Murakami
(but not Whirlwind, I couldn't get into it) and
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and the Night Watch Trilogy
. I recently read and really enjoyed Quirkology and
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
, Pan's Labyrinth
(yes I'm partial to a bit
of world cinema), James Bond
(I'm a massive Bond fan),
Scent of a
(Al Pacino is great), The Princess Bride
just get lost in his music. The amazing Rodrigo y Gabriela
, Florence and the
and more alternative stuff like Nightwish
and Within Temptation
recently Clare Maguire.
but I can get
behind any food that's well prepared and I'll give most styles a go
(although I have trouble with fish and offal). Mediterranean
cuisine is a big favourite and I love cooking (as I mentioned
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My MP3 player (tunes are essential on the train or while
Good food (live to eat, not eat to live)
The sun on my face (such a great feeling)
Tea (nuff said)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How things work, I like problem solving and thinking through
things. I also get lost in my imagination often, dreaming up
scenarios for a more adventurous life I'm sure that someday I'll
get one or 2 written down, maybe someone might even want to read
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home or off to visit friends or family. It's not a bad time to
travel if you have to drive. I'm rarely in the mood for dealing
with one of Reading's really busy bars after a long week but I
sometimes meet friends for the odd beer or meal in town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm partial to Michael Bublé and Britain's Got Talent; you can ask
me most things though, I'm happy to own up to most things.
You should message me if
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You are like real conversations and not just small talk. Someone to
be a friend with and maybe something more can grow out of it. You
like the same kind of things as me or, if you don't, you like good
natured "discussions" about those things. Ideally I'm looking for a
relationship but I'm happy to let things happen on their own
schedule. Drop me a line if you think I'm interesting; or if you
want to weigh in on the great beard debate. Photos don't seem to do
it justice so give me your opinion :)
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