LondonIgs
29 Shoreditch, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hello. What details do you share first? I'll start with what you'd notice if we were in a bar: I'm a Yorkshire lass with a fading accent; I'm really enthusiastic (in general rather than about something in particular); I like being around people; I'm quite a talker.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I care about education, so I did a bit of teaching as it seemed the best place to start if I wanted to try to get people educated. Yeah?

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.
I’m really good at
social situations?

This section is not very British. I feel awkward about it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually people first notice that I'm smiling. I'm quite friendly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoyed Blue Jasmine, but can you really call something a(nother?!) 'return to form' when it's a tribute/modernisation of someone else's story? I also have a slightly incongruous thing for superhero films, otherwise mostly into comedy and gritty dramas. Except just before Christmas, when there's an annual viewing of Love Actually.

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.
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends going to some Shoreditch bar and dancing a bit. Fridays are usually drunken. Occasionally though, there's nothing better than a Friday night film and not having to put shoes on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a proper fear of cycling until this year. Not quite as embarrassing as not being able to ride a bike, but equally debilitating, it was something I was determined to overcome.

I now own and cherish a bike of my very own. None quite so ardent as a convert, I've heard.
You should message me if
you can do that thing that clever people do where they confuse you by being clever. But without being a dick about it.
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