I am partially retired and intend to enjoy the benefits of such life for the next couple years or so. If you're looking for someone who has their shit together, with an office career, condo, car, etc... then I'm not your type. If you're into adventures in the bush, on water, in kitchen, or in bed... read on.
I fix up and race sailboats as a hobby, so basically 3-4 days out of 7 I'm out there on the lake, and during the rest I'm in the boat yard. Consequently, although I'm a proud owner of dozens of skirts and dresses and femmy stuff, these days I'm mostly coated in epoxy primer, fiberglass or gelcoat slivers, oils, lubes, battery acid burnt clothes and similar non-girly substances. If you don't find that sexy...then something is terribly wrong with you :P
They say I'm a radiant and restless dreamer. A stubborn go-get'er who will stand her grounds and plough through anything like there's no tomorrow.
I have slept/lived in a bunch of strange spaces, like caves, sailboats, abandoned castles and factories, remote islands, old tenement house with a long shady corridor that most people run away from screaming WTF was THAT??!
I am addicted to a couple branches of maker culture, here's something of an instant crush:
Some facts about my life are unexplainable. Like, chasing bunnies with a WW2 rifle in the bush and ending up having sex with a human in snow. Or canoeing in the middle of the night in the tail of a hurricane. Or helming a sailboat while wearing nothing but black corset, miniskirt and black fishnets. Well, you get the idea.
Taking care of trees, plants, gardens, etc. Every other day I go foraging for wild edibles and bake pies or cook up delicious jams from found berries. Can't wait til winter comes and I can eat them all up with a big spoon.
Making dessert from scratch. Be it chocolate cupcakes with decadent mascarpone icing or multiple layer chocolate cake or brownies with rich chocolate ganache or dulce de leche cheesecake...yes, too much to list :)
I'd also like to think that I'm somewhat good at running around with giant propane tanks while whooshing a gun that spits fire. That defines my freetime.
Most things written/drawn by Sidney Sime, HR Giger, Elian Black'Mor, Wally Wood, Jhonnen Vasquez, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Jim Woodring, Astrid Lindgren, Douglas Adams, Herman Hesse, Warren Ellis, Moebius, Enki Bilal, Jack London, Juan Rulfo, Lev Tolstoy, and William Gibson. Anything boat-y always appreciated, especially Rousmaniere's book of seamanship, Lansing's Endurance, Joshua Slocum, Bernard Moitessier, Compton's marine diesel maintenance and Casey's sailboat electrics.
Got a heavy crush on animation, esp. stop motion and anything hand-made is just amazing.
I used to write and photo-shoot for online culture magazine about theatre, film, and tons of music (Sigur Ros, Broken Social Scene, Xiu Xiu, gothic rock, shoegaze, and especially the sounds from the 60s-70s). Stuff like Autechre, Burial, Kraftwerk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Smashing Pumpkins, Sisters of Mercy, Venetian Snares, The Smiths, George Harrison, Marissa Nadler is constantly in my player.
- People capable to love. That true, caring, passionate, genuine love.
- Chocolate and pastries
- Wind powered explorations.... sailing! I could also settle for kayaking or canoeing
- Some human powered way to navigate around land, preferably a bike (fat bike, road bike, mountain bike...)
- Adventures! I tend to turn really grumpy and sad if I spend too much time adventure-less.
Living in simplicity as opposed to struggling to meet everyone else's idea of standard living... which is just a euphemism for the amount of work I'd have to put in to reach those standards before I'm considered happy and self-sufficient.
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Or... if you wanna talk about atoms, death, aliens, sex, magic, intellect, the meaning of life, the unconscious mind, faraway galaxies, the lies you've told, your flaws, your childhood, what keeps you up at night, your insecurities and fears... I like people with depth, who speak with emotion from a twisted mind.
I'm slowly getting into underwater fishing (ice fishing for the snowy season). If you want to keep me company, please get in touch :)
If you want to go ice skating to Groningen's canals in winter, inbetween the frozen tall ships :)
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