Need more? I came down South for university, but living in Oxford couldn't continue, despite the eminent beauty of the place, because it is placing yourself in a bubble, with black tie and ridiculous parties and the leathery smell of ancient books on the inside, and the normal world viewed through a blurred bubbly visor such that it seems distant and irrelevant and really that's not a healthy way to live forever (hey, I did say I was a talker). I'm living in London to be close to all the fun things they seem to have here. So far this seems a great choice - pubs, markets, exhibitions and all sorts of London-only opportunities present themselves on an at-least weekly basis. I like doing lots of things - drop me a message if you'd like to know a bit more than that.
I'm now really enjoying finding my feet working in educational innovation, and deciding whether Shoreditch is too trendy for its own good or not.
On a side note, my work/life balance is way better since I stopped teaching; genuinely, I reckon teachers have an undeserved bad rep.
This section is not very British. I feel awkward about it.
I read lots, classics and modern, even a bit of teenage fiction (I was an English teacher so that's completely justified). When I'm busy at work, books with limited vocabulary appeal, and when life is easy I rediscover Dickens or that really geeky graph-filled education Bible (currently John Hattie).
Music is important but I don't know how to express my taste eloquently. Indie-ish and eclectic perhaps, which is pretty generic. Currently listening to Alt-J, The National and We Were Promised Jetpacks, as well as some girls: Laura Mvula and Lucy Rose are lovely. Or rockier stuff if I'm playing (drums). Radio 4 in the morning, Radio 6 in the evening. Standard.
Everyone loves food. I'm not fussy and I love eating out. I recently bought Jamie Oliver's '15 Minute Meals' and I'm trying to cook a bit. Varying success.
I now own and cherish a bike of my very own. None quite so ardent as a convert, I've heard.