52Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland
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My self-summary
Hi there, my short name is Ben, thanks a million for checking out my profile. I am living and working out in the Republic of Ireland, but originally I am Dutch, born and reared in the east part of the Netherlands /Holland.
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Quite like living in the rural town of Newmarket on Fergus, half way between the county Clare's towns of Ennis and Shannon . But I also lived in Tulla, east of Sixmilebridge, and Inagh North West of Ennis, all in the west of Ireland, as well on the east coast of Eire , in [[Dublin]. But I am always open for a change, flexible in heart and soul, and ready to move for the needle in the haystack so to speak, if needs be.

Now some more bits of pieces of myself; I am working full-time in risk assessment. I did an online part-time night degree course Environmental Management at a small university in North Western Ireland. I am doing some volunteer work related to Natural Heritage Management, on designated habitats, areas for conservation. I am supportive of Greenpeace most of the time, but I also support a number of other charities and the Greens .

I'm still seeking that special sweet and intelligent and nature minded person, that one in an million in our galaxy, that needle in the haystack. I'd say friends 1st and foremost is my motto, no rush. I hope you adore traveling, hiking, beaches, virtually anything outdoors related, camping, canoeing, white water rafting, horses.

I am considerate and thoughtful about others always, I am sincere, and affectionately to the one I love.

I'm a firm believer in the KISS theory--Keep It Simple Stupid. Love and life are simple, people make them complicated.

Interested? "E" me a line or two please.
What I’m doing with my life
On July 22nd 2017 runned this cool half-marathon at gorgeous Killarney, crossed the finish as one of the last ones, but made it, amazing scenery at MollsGap, in the kingdom of Kerry. Spent an amazing time off at amazing Azores also called Açores from May 20th - June 10th 2017, example a week on SaoMiquel and four days on both Faial and Pico island and the remainder on on the two smallest islands as well I loved every bit off: Santa Maria Island and Corvo for example its caldeira and its community spirit, such friendly people over there. Something else, I enjoy various social and outdoor activities: gigs, concerts, plays, cinema, athletics, swimming, fitness, dancing, and plenty more. Most recently I found lots of comfort by taking up jogging again, I still plan to run a marathon hopefully soon, fingers crossed. The last two years. I did run a few 10K road races. I want to learn yoga. My feminist cool mum back in Holland actually became a yoga teacher after her retirement as a social worker, which got me interested in yoga and pilatus.
In 2006 I moved for the 2nd time from The Netherlands, from my former homestead at Purmerend, near Amsterdam, Holland/Netherlands, to Ireland, but than to the banner county Clare. I've also worked in some other places on Earth, such as the the states, yes the USA, and Lillehammar, Norway. I try to keep fit and healthy, I owe I think a good and own a good sense of humor, with a positive down to earth approach. As for my physical shape, I am 196cm/6'5", so very tall, I have dark blond short hair and magic blue eyes like the sea. But than again, ones character is far more important than physical appearance, one don't judge a book by its cover you know.
I’m really good at
I prefer to make the most of life and seek out new experiences and challenges whenever possible. I love doing anything exciting from bungy jumping till scuba-diving with dolphins.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like positive spirited people, with a glimpse of humor, I am interested in nature and our well being on earth.

Some of favorite quotes: - Each of us conceals an abyss, though few of us are aware of its existence, and even fewer dare to explore its vastness.

- Treat others how you want to be treated !;
- Carpe diem;
- Think globally, act locally.
I just did a personality test, I seem to be an ENTP-T see: Let me know what your results will be, if you dare i.e. be brave?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cry Freedom, LOTR, Dances with the Wolves, Battlestar Galactica, X-files, Roots, Shogun, Rome, 2012 , Akira Kurosawa's Japanese movies.Last of the Mohicans, Shawshank Redemption, The Horse Whisperer, JULES VERNE, vegetarian food,
I like the album Lungs of Florence + the Machine. I also like to listen to Celtic Irish music lyrics of for example Loreena McKennit or Afro Celt Sound System, but also to U2, Riverdance, Lunasa, Moya Brennan of Clannad I'm touched by her lyrics for example on saving the Hill or Tara 'catching a sense of serenity and peace we need in this world the Hill of Tara, at the ancient ruins in county Meath in the east of Ireland, and DJ Schiller, Mary Fahl, The Corrs, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush Kate's lyric Cloudbusting & Running up that Hill and Love and Anger stunningly, and Peter and Kate's duet Don't give up give me inspiration and , Sting, Enigma, ERA, Enya, Gregorian Masters of Chant and Secret Garden or Yothu Yindi, Sarah Mclachlan or even John Mayer and John Denver, till listening sensual music like the sea and nature sounds.
Six things I could never do without
Well except for my eyes, ears, nose, throat, hands, and feet, a piece of true wildlife & nature, scuba-diving with dolphins and the other amazing sea-life, traveling in general, and do some charity work also, and I enjoy delicious spicy, but veggie/vegetarian food, and dancing on the odd season. I also like environmentalism & [[ecology, I also studied environmental science part-time at the Dutch Open University. Oh yeah, I ought to say, I siply adore hiking, camping, canoeing, and Celtic music folk dancing festivals. I love a piece of adventure,as well as a bit of charity -work (for animal rights groups such as PETA and Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Nature, the sea, the mountains, joy and happiness, and a bit of wicked sense of humour, and fun in life. veggie, spirituality , metaphysics, Lord of the Rings, Schindler's List, Sci-fi, hike, camp, and be around animals, Purmerend, Holland, The Netherlands, Ireland, Irish, Gaelic, Kerry, Iceland, Dreams, Dream Interpretation, Amsterdam, Eire, Galway, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic, Reykjavik, Christopher Pike, SCRUBS, scuba, folk, new age, The Green Mile, black olives, Sharks, Paranormal, Astronomy, stargazing, Forensics, Health issues, Health foods, Health food, Organic food, the ocean, snorkeling, Monty Python, oh yeah was a bit inspired by scenes of Gods and Generals and song of Mary Fahl When this road finaly takes me home or just Going home,Shogun, Father Ted, board games, scrabble, Celtic studies, Celtic music, chocolate, daydreaming, coffee, herbal tea, BBC, BBC Wildlife, Walking with Dinosaurs (BBC doc .film), Dinosaurs, natural history, national geographic, camping, outdoors, archaeology, biking, marine biology, Canada, New Zealand, Kiwi, aboriginal art, Cajun, frisbee. Top of my bucketlist to visit or maybe even to live for a while or longer, are:
1) The Azores or Açores, [ɐˈsoɾɨʃ]), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores. And maybe to learn some Portugese - Azorian dialect.
2) South Africa, also as once worked at the HQ of the Dutch Anti-Apartheids Movement (-youth department) (in Dutch: Anti-Apartheids Beweging). I am thinkling of riding - cycling the so-called Munga Looking for a buddy, do you like cycling?
3) Tasmania, Australia.
4) The jungle in Costa Rica
5) Commute from the coastal route Morocco to (Northern) Mali, to Gao, via Senegal .
6) Hike the PCT, the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican to the Canadian border, and scale the hot Mojave dessert and the the snow tops [[Sierra (Nevada) .mountains. As in the epic movie Wild also see:
On a typical Friday night I am
Going down to the gym, fitness, for a scroll on the treadmill, do tai bo, or power-yoga, or head for the sauna or Turkish steam room to relax. Or run a bit in the woods at weekends. Like I mentioned before, Carpe Diem, seas the day, take the day, by its day, be positive spirited I tend to say, the sky is the limit, you know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be stubborn now and than I admit, but still I am sweet big teddy bear. I can't stand (chain)smokers, and animal abusive people.

See you soon, awaiting your message.
You should message me if
I look for one lady who stands out by the nature of her commitment, and the integrity of her character. Are you determined to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials I've encountered has introduce me to my strengths. I believe that the power to shape the future is earned through persistence, determination and genuine love. There really is no other quality, that is essential to success and life in general. Therefore I tend to give of myself wholly to new endeavors, can we share in each others dreams and thoughts. Deciding to construct my character through actions that prompt a positive but realistic approach to life. I would prefer a non-smoker. I am a vegetarian, but I don't expect you to be the same. I'm flexible, open minded and easygoing.
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