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During cooler times I do quite a lot of running
at a reasonable level - have
joined up with the local club from time to time. In the summer I
venture out onto water - I sail
fairly often. Although I wouldn't call
it sport, I'm also learning to sail a Thames Sailing Barge
(although there is a hierarchy within the crew and I am currently
3rd hand - i.e. not very respected!).
I like to take walking
and mountain biking
trips away to
Snowdonia, Lake District - especially on the bank holidays when all
my friends are around - even better. I've been up to Snowdonia many
times and know the area fairly well.
When I'm at home I generally read newspapers and read books. I do
also play the piano
- have done since a teenager but don't have room in my current
house so learning is on hold. Would dearly love to fix that but I
also don't like to live in a cramp state. I really enjoy seeing
other people play the piano and enjoy going to local concerts.
Okay, digression over.
I am warm, inquisitive, and adventurous
What I’m doing with my life
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Learning new things constantly. Trying out new ways but still doing
the same thing that I've done for the last ten years.
I like to try new sports. A couple of years ago I completed my Day
Skipper whilst I was working with a client on the East coast. This
year (time permitting) I want to learn to sail
Thames Sailing barges (well actually
it'll probably take longer to learn due to the limited opportunity
to build up hours). I also occasionally take a tiny boat out just
to keep it ticking over.
Hopefully I'll find time to travel
this year as it's something that
suffered last year. I've still yet to visit South America and
India. I love the perspective than you gain when travelling and how
differently you look at things when you return.
The big time black hole in my life is my company that I run. I am a
freelancer and I have tended to move around a lot chasing the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being patient with people, listening to them and understanding. I'm
quite laid back most of the time and am quite easy to get on
I like to think I'm good at my job too - seem to be fairly
successful so far.
Making bread! Seriously, I love making bread and do it nearly every
week. It's something I grew up with and have continued to do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've ever used a dating website.
My favourite book is Watership Down. I read it ages ago but love
it. Other favourite books - the start of Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance, East of Eden, anything by Frederick
Forsyth. I used to read endlessly on family holidays but the
reading I seem to find time to do these days is usually work
related trying fill the gaps in my professional knowledge.
Music wise - I go for rock songs usually. So Counting Crows, REM,
Wallflowers. But also like the occasional Type O when I have a good
HiFi system to hand. Similarly I listen to classic music (mainly
piano sonatas - Chopin, Beethoven, Haydn, Satie).
My favourite food is probably Italian because it's simple to make!
So this is what I end up making at home. Pizza parties where you
make up a load of bases and then get everyone involved in preparing
and arranging the toppings are a great way to spend a relaxing
evening with friends. .... But I do like French food when I really
want to indulge myself. The Ladure shop in London is heaven!
Film wise, not really that into films but would probably say Blade
Runner, Spirited Away, Deer Hunter, Saw (didn't like any of the
sequels), Fight Club and Memento. Films with a twist - so Usual
Suspects also. On TV I got really into the Damages series with Glen
Close. I was truely shocked by the dog scene at the start -
'thought "what a bitch" - and was hooked. TV that makes me laugh
would be something like Dennis Pennis - spontaneous witty crazy
stuff. Hmmm am I making this distinctly clear.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
First things first. I've lost my phone several times. I'm alive. I
survived. Thus I can do without it so it is not listed here!
Friends - the older I get the more I realise how important this one
Family - likewise.
Food - having worked in a kitchen for a year once I enjoy cooking
and trying out new things.
Fresh air - love the outdoors, I grew up in the countryside and
hope to one day move back.
Shoe polish - I love the smell. What can I say?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't have a typical Friday night. I could be on a long drive
somewhere, out with friends or housemates at the local, in a
foreign country or back home visiting my parents.
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