Open, friendly, smiley and looking for someone similar.
I'm very keen on photography, I play the violin and I have a love-hate relationship with cycling. I enjoy cooking but only for other people. I enjoy good food, good comedy and good music. I'm happiest when I'm surrounded by people I like having a good chat over a pint, a glass of wine or a meal, preferably somewhere hot and beautiful on the other side of the world.
I'm not sure online dating profiles or messages really give you any idea of whether you'll like someone in real life so, if we seem like a good match, let's meet up sooner rather than later and put it to the test!
What I’m doing with my life
Working in a job I enjoy. For the railway, as it happens, but I
promise not to talk trains. Unless you REALLY want me to. And even
then, not until after at least a bottle of wine. I used to be a
paramedic, which always got a better reaction.
I do other stuff too. All kinds of other stuff.
I’m really good at
getting excited about a plan and then deciding it's not such a good
idea after all.
The first things people usually notice about me
My teeth, according to a drunk man in a toilet...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Khaled Hosseini (A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Kite Runner),
Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, Julius), most things by Sebastian
Faulks, Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil),
Omelette: A chicken in Peril
Films: All sorts really, but films that have stuck in my mind
include The China Syndrome (no one else gets why I like it, but I
do), The Third Man, City of God, Casino Royale, The Italian Job,
The Lives of Others, Hunger Games 1 & 2.
Food: I enjoy eating most things. I do not enjoy eating
TV: Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, Homeland, Borgen,
coughNeighbourscough, American Dad, Family Guy, Have I Got News for
You, Would I Lie to You.
Theatre: West Side Story (by far the greatest musical ever), Book
of Mormon, various fringe theatre productions.
Music: I listen to most genres - if the tune is good, I'll probably
like it. Particularly into blues & folk at the moment, but also
like a lot of classical music, a bit of jazz, a bit of indie and a
bit of rock.
The six things I could never do without
Friends, family, books, music, travel & cheese.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
where I want to travel to next; whether or not I like my job enough
to stay in it forever; how I ought to do some voluntary work;
whether I will buy a yacht when I win the lottery or live a more
modest and philanthropic existence.
On a typical Friday night I am
drinking wine with a nice meal, at home or at a nice restaurant or (rarely!) out partying the night away somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Birds. Can't stand 'em.
You should message me if
you reckon we might get on and would like to find out!