Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Anyway, i'm Ben, originally from Edinburgh (though admittedly you
wouldn't guess it from the accent), arrived in Cardiff initially
for a stay of six months (which was two and a half years ago now).
No plans to leave.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working in the third sector, providing legal advice and casework
services across Cardiff and the Vale for clients with problems out
of the remit of legal aid; not the dream job but I do some good and
get to meet people I otherwise wouldn't (fascinating if not always
a pleasure). Drinking coffee and expensive whisky, travelling the
country and other countries when I can, going to the gym.
That and recently started new course of postgrad study.
I’m really good at
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. Played rugby to a fair standard for a number of years, still like
to watch but the knees decided they'd had enough of playing. Once a
member of a moderately reputable brass band, without a doubt the
worst player in the band and with the least stylish instrument
(euphonium) but i was there.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Sometimes its probably better not to know. The phrase "you don't
sound Scottish" does come up quite a lot; its hard to disagree.
Think I sometimes appear more serious than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Enjoy reading history, history and some more history; particularly
dangerous when started on a conversation about the early Stuart
kings of Scotland (especially as that almost never happens in
normal conversation). Of course I've also read the game of thrones
books as-well and JG Ballard and Ron Johnson, Ian Rankin (
Edinburgh based, something about walking the streets were the
murders are set, adds a bit of extra interest)and actually just
loads of stuff, I'm always reading something.
Films: the lives of others, the departed, the wind that shakes the
barley, high fidelity, fight club... many others.
TV: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Silk, Sherlock, The thick of
it, Borgen, Peaky Blinders, Battlestar Galactica, The West Wing.
Other trash on e4.
Enjoy eating just about anything outside of seafood. But even that
is OK once fried.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Rail card- though I'll have to find a way quite soon.
This baseball that I've had a long while, throwing it around helps
A now rather ancient portable DVD player, to which I'm
sentimentally attached- I do own a TV mind.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Celebrating having survived another week on the long road to
nowhere; with colleagues doing the same. Few pints of black at zero
degrees and a dram of western isles whisky.
You should message me if
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You imagine that i'm not exceedingly dull.
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