52Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hi! Successful Home Counties PA, long-divorced and kids now grown, looking for someone special to laugh, cry, eat chocolate and while away time with when work's no longer the priority. I'm not interested in gentlemen looking to rush into lifelong marital bliss - been there, done that - nor those fancying liberal experimentation in newfound if middle-aged internet adventures (been there, done that too!), but good old fashioned and genuine companions that may mature into something more are welcome. Sense of humour, traditional values, good heart & decent spelling essential, as is residence in the same country...!
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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