52Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Home counties-based PA, proud mother of two grown offspring and fan of any music I can dance to and any story/film/book that can scare the bejaysus outta me. I can talk for England, appreciate intelligent conversation and sentences written/spoken in the old fashioned (proper) English language and am equally happy strolling country pathways, doing a crossword or jigging on a crowded dance floor 'til the early hours. A recent devotee of pilates and dog-walking, I grow to appreciate our beautiful countryside more as the years go by, and would very much appreciate some pleasant company on my travels around it.
What I’m doing with my life
Finding contentment... almost there.
I’m really good at
Organising disorganised stuff, drinking Merlot, talking too fast, forgetting punch lines, eating swordfish, worrying and missing the point; massaging shoulders and egos; failing to understand anything political; losing my temper (should I have admitted that one? and solving problems.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm well presented, polite, perhaps a little reserved at first but witty and entertaining (esp. post-Merlot). That I talk too fast? (remembers hearing self's recorded message on new answerphone). In fact now I mention it, I do recall somebody once commenting that I sounded like "Minnie Mouse on helium"....... That I have EXCELLENT colour co-ordination! :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything by Nick Hornby, historical novels by Jean Plaidy, scary stuff courtesy of Dean Koontz; films I've enjoyed are numerous, largely box office standards but I'm afraid usually forgettable (not helped by the fact that I possess a memory just like the starlet of a movie who's title I - guess what - can't remember, but I think was something like '50 First Dates'); I love any music I can dance to, whether it's a bit of Alicia Keys or Texas or something Indie or Motown... and ALL food's great (except sushi and smoked salmon).
Six things I could never do without
My children; good company; my hairspray; a comfortable bed; a confidant; Jelly Babies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... what it is that's missing from my life, whether I once HAD it and lost it and whether I'll know it if I manage to find it again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Flaked out on the sofa after a manic week, gladly contemplating the weekend but worrying a little that it won't be long enough to get everything done.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
No chance! This IS the interweb, after all. However, I'm far from the soul of discretion and will no doubt be baring my soul to all and sundry within seconds of introduction, so give me a try.
You should message me if
... you think sarcasm's cool, know how to punctuate (I can't help it, it's the secretarial background, e-mails are automatically proofed for typographical and grammatical errors!) and are a genuinely genuine, decent sort who's quite prepared to enter into a fairly lengthy e-liaison before even SUGGESTING anything like coffee, because I'm a bit of a wimp and don't know how to live dangerously. Or spontaneously. Much. Oh, and please don't bother if you're young enough to be my son; we won't have anything substantial in common, I won't want your kind of 'fun' and I don't care how much you like older women!!
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