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43 • Todmorden, UK • Woman
I’m looking for
- Ages 40–50
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Jan 16
- 5′ 7″ (1.70m)
- Body type
- Strictly anything
- Atheism, but not too serious about it
- Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
- Doesn’t have kids
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.
I work in a museum and spend a lot of my time trawling through stuff, researching, and looking at photography. It's good.
Other people’s observations put to the test.
1) My brother asked whether I could speak without moving my hands. We experimented, and the answer was shown to be no, not really. I do quite a lot of expressive arm waving when enthusiastic. Or when explaining something slightly complicated. Or just generally really.
2) One of my friends pointed out that it is usually possible for people to walk and talk at the same time. We established that no, it isn’t. Well, I can’t anyway. I grind to a halt, and wave my arms about.
My favourite authors are George Orwell (more for the essays than fiction...but I want to go to to the top of Jura where he wrote 1984 and look at the sea), Primo Levi. I loved Immortality by Kundera, it's a while since I read it but bits still pop into my head. Wolf Hall - I thought it was astonishing, and liked Bring up the Bodies nearly as much. I've just finished The Pirates! In an adventure with Napoleon. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions and nearly snort tea out of my nose (that is good, in case you were wondering) . And I'm just finishing Jenni Diski's book on animals which is both funny and thought provoking. Oh! and short stories are my favourite...Maupassant, Chekov, Helen Simpson etc etc. And 19th C French novels...Balzac especially.
Music - all sorts except heavy metal and really really cheesy pop. Generally choose indie, world, old soul. Happy to hear other people's favourites, as I don't have a very refined palate and get overwhelmed with choice. Things I've had on the i-pod recently... Ella Fitz, Nina Simone, PJ Harvey, Hendrix, Tarmac and Louise Attaque (more Frenchness), Go Team, REM, Bowie, the JBs and Lyn Collins, Orchestra Baobab.
And Britney Spears Womaniser. But we won't talk about that.
Films and TV. Got rid of the telly, but use the i-player. Look for arts programmes, decent comody and good chunky drama series like The Killing, The Wire, am going to start on Spiral soon, although the best stuff I've seen recently is the Alec Guiness 'Tinker Tailor' and 'Smiley's People'. Like independent and classic cinema.
And now I have run out of steam...
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