I have such a thirst for knowledge but unfortunately this isn't quite matched by my somewhat sieve-like memory! I am particularly fascinated by connections in language and etymology.
I am fluent in French after living in France for a few years, and I've been learning Catalan after befriending a group of Catalans who live here.
I like to keep active through cycling, tai chi, and swimming in the river down the road
-connecting with people of all backgrounds
-recognising famous people's voices
-correct usage of the apostrophe
Mornings in Jenin, The Most Dangerous Superstition, Guns Germs & Steel, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Blues Brothers, Terminator I and II, Drunken Master II, Goodfellas, The Edge of Heaven, District 9, Ex Machina
my all time favourite is The Wire but I also like 6 Feet Under, Westworld, and Game of Thrones, The Office (UK), Flight of the Conchords, Peep Show, QI, Q&A (when there are no politicians)
Bob Marley, Otis Redding, CCR, Neu, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Bill Withers, Led Zep, JJ Cale, The Ambients, Sigur Ros, Rufus Wainwright, Alice in Chains, Fat Freddie's Drop
Indian, Thai, Mexican, Pizza, aged French goat cheese, avocado on sourdough...
-internet (to quench that thirst)
-friends and family
-time in nature