I love Art History - off the top of my head... Simone Martini, gothic architecture, Manet, Caravaggio, ....oh, all sorts really. Realise there is nothing particularly modern here - I do find it interesting and absorbing, but my real passion is the earlier stuff. Always happy in a gallery or generally looking at stuff.
I like walking, and always want to see what is round the next corner, which hopefully will be a café or pub. Also I generally believe a walk isn't really a walk until you wish you'd turned back 10 minutes ago. Though this might sometimes happen after 10 minutes. It’s important to mention that, much as I love being out on a hill, my capacity for long hikes has diminished a bit & I often walk with a stick. It’s a marvellous maplewood stick which complements most outfits, but a stick it is nonetheless. I will not be joining you on a marathon.
I'm a reasonable cook, usually of the 'throw it in and see what happens' variety. I generally eat healthy food, but would happily die face down in a big plate of dauphinoise potatoes. Or crème anglaise. And I’ve hit a baking patch at the moment, so in reality claims of healthy living are a slight exaggeration.
I have woolly liberal, left of Labour, green political inclinations. Yes, I recycle. Yes, the Guardian comments pages make me angry. Yes, I want to punch George Osborne.
I have very strong opinions about inconsequential things (like which side of a crumpet you toast first) but am better able to hold a balanced viewpoint on the important stuff. And I hate smileys. I've used them twice, and feel compromised and slightly tainted.