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My self-summary
I live in north London. Moved here for work but my heart belongs to the north, Sheffield in particular.
I work in campaigning, it's great. Not sure it's particularly fashionable to love your job but I do.
I do craft. Well I start craft. My speciality is half finished scarves, individual mittens and unframed cross stitch.
I'm fairly opinionated. Lefty, secular, feministy politics floating my boat mainly. You know those people who say you shouldn't talk about politics on a first date? They're wrong.
I love maths.
My favourite book is Alice in Wonderland.
My favourite film is either Pan's Labyrinth or Dumbo depending on whom I'm trying to impress.
I only had my first ever gin last year. I took to it like a duck to, well, gin.
What I’m doing with my life
Campaigning, buying new books, re-reading old books, cross stitch, napping, explaining things with graphs, forgetting to blow candles out, tweeting, trying to afford theatre tickets, saying 'it's like that time in How I Met Your Mother when...', making hot Vimto, talking about the north.
I’m really good at
Venn diagrams.
Not taking myself particularly seriously.
Drinking small quantities of wine.
Sneaking song titles into presentations.
Catching trains with seconds to spare.
Cross stitch.
Getting my train ticket out of the self service machine really quickly.
The first things people usually notice about me
To look at - I'm short, probably wearing a silly winter hat of some sort and carrying lots of stuff for work.
On first conversation - I'm quite sarcastic but never mean, interested in your opinions and happy to share my own. I can't hold my liquor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Black Books, The Hour, Doctor Who, Borgen, Torchwood, Green Wing, Neil Gaiman, Victoria Wood, Big Bang Theory, strawberry laces, the West Wing, Jonathon Creek, Summer Heights High, Josie Long, bacon sandwiches, Tim Minchin, Peep Show, Caitlin Moran, Douglas Adams, Dara O'Briain, Simon Amstell, gravy, Robin Ince, the Crystal Maze, Pod Delusion, Up, Infinite Monkey Cage, Disney's Robin Hood (you know, the one with the animals), Bill Bailey, ready salted Chipsticks, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, Blackadder, peppermint creams, Monk, science textbooks, maths workbooks, Angel (and Buffy someday, did them in the wrong order), Alice in Wonderland, Matthew Bourne, Rocky Horror, David Gray, musical theatre, Return to Oz.
The six things I could never do without
Pork pies
Tumble dryer
Strawberry laces.
A job that makes me want to get out of bed in the morning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How did society let the dialogue on perfume adverts get so out of hand?
On a typical Friday night I am
Intending to be in the pub with friends. More likely, on a train back from working somewhere a couple of hours away, wondering whether to treat myself to a glass of wine and a packet of Quavers.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
About once a year I spend a whole day panicking that I'm the Truman Show.
You should message me if
You like girls with opinions, a sense of humour and dodgy taste in knitwear.

Also, if you fancy having a penpal. Why isn't penpal on that list eh?

If you vote Tory, use the phrase 'benefit scroungers' or call your girlfriends 'the Mrs', maybe we should give it a miss.

*I have a relationship type person in my life so I'm not looking for anything along those lines. It'd be nice to meet someone to have some friendship and casual who-knows-what with so if you'd be interested in that but aren't looking for someone to tick the girlfriend box then say hello!*