27 Edinburgh, UK
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My self-summary
I'm an all or nothing person, an open book, with a sense of humour that appreciates a good dad joke.

Being creative is one of my favourite things - knitting, sewing, printing, making birthday cards. You name it! Thanks to this crafty streak I'm obsessed with Pinterest and home magazines from which I find inspiration for my long-term flat renovation.

Like nearly everyone I think I spend too much time in front of a screen yet still write proper letters via snail mail. I love planning ahead but usually end up doing something spontaneous. I'm happiest when I'm busy and with people but also love to be alone sometimes!

There's always a project on the go. With friends and their Westie I've been walking all the sections of the John Muir Way recently (3 sections down, 7 to go!).

Secretly I think I yearn for the good life and an allotment.

If you buy into Myers Briggs, I'm ENFJ. In a Harry Potter version of Myers Briggs... I'm Dumbledore!

I'm really independent but life's for sharing and it would be nice to be part of a team. I read something in an online article recently in which the writer said "I want to be single but with you." By which I mean maintaining independence not at all an open relationship!! If that sounds up your street, we're onto a winner.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in fundraising, exploring as much of Scotland as I can (most recently beautiful Islay where I discovered that Highland Cows come in black and silver as well as red).
The next exciting phase is a part-time MBA that I'm starting after Christmas. I'm also part-way through a printmaking course which I absolutely love so far!
I’m really good at
Being spontaneous and taking up as many opportunities as I can! I've done a skydive, a zip slide across the Clyde, and trekked the Great Wall of China with just ten days' notice.
Engaging complete strangers in conversation just about anywhere. Usually not against their will :)
The first things people usually notice about me
A family member told me she usually knows where I am by listening out for my laughter...! I took it as a compliment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Captain Correlli's Mandolin (as long as you completely ignore the awful ending and make up your own!), anything by Alexander McCall Smith, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Love in a Cold Climate. Too many to mention. I'm always reading! Right now I'm getting into Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton.

Films: Forrest Gump, Atonement, Etre et Avoir, Defiance, Moonrise Kingdom, Brassed Off, Pride (if you haven't seen this, watch it ASAP. I cried laughing).

TV: I'll admit it... Strictly, Bake Off, Downton. They are just too good! I'll go one step further and say period dramas full stop. Mostly because I wish we still lived in a world where people wore OTT hats.

Music: Air Traffic, Two Door Cinema Club, The Pierces, Buddy Holly, Lana del Rey, Lissie, Broken Bells, Florence + The Machine, Tracy Chapman, Mystery Jets, The Hush Sound, Beirut, Paolo Nutini, Keston Cobblers Club, Laura Marling, The Strokes, Ed Sheeran
The six things I could never do without
Cups of tea (chat without tea is bad chat)
My Dad (who else will talk me through how to do DIY on the phone when my flat breaks?)
Walking boots (to go for a wander)
Books (so I'm never bored waiting)
Pots and pans (to cook up a storm)
Friends (especially when they make me tea)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be a better human being, a potential career change, my dream kitchen, organising a hen party, what to read next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Unusually, Friday is usually the night in the week that I'm at home having been out for most of the others. That means cooking a meal, catching up with something on iPlayer and making weekend plans.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm ridiculously superstitious about magpies and even salute them when I see them... usually pretending to brush my hair out of my eye to hide it!
You should message me if
Your surname is Jolly. I've always wanted to know someone with that name!