43Guildford, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Update time for this profile so i now state the following about me;

I am a well-travelled man, seen great big chunks of the world and still keen to see more. Not managed to reach New Zealand yet and that is high on my list to visit. I have either lived in or have worked long term in many different countries. I have travelled From Central Asia to Europe. Visited or worked in the Americas, from the northern tundra to the southern tip. I have spent time in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. And while I have found something I enjoyed about everywhere I have ever been I still find that I love being in the UK.

I am now 43 years of age and trying to cut back a bit on work, more freedom to travel and relax uppermost in my mind. I am an adventurous person and love to experience life. I enjoy music and reading over just about anything else and have a wide ranging and eclectic taste in both areas. I have lots left to explore in this world and am looking to find someone to share some of it with. I travelled a lot in my youth by myself and while this was great it would be nice to have someone to help me remember the adventures in the future.

I have a son from a previous relationship and very much enjoy being a father to him, he is 7 years old now. Ideally looking for someone looking to have children at some point in the future as i love being a dad and want to do more of it.

I enjoy new things and find that seeing how something works or discovering a new sensation, taste, image, view, feeling is wonderful, you only get one go at life and so I try to pack in as many things into it as I can.

I am Mentally Resilient, Adventurous, Playful and Reliable.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a Fuel Logistics company with offices in Geneva and Dubai. I am now based in the UK, work from home when in the UK and spend time in either of the offices or out in the field, mostly Africa these days. My quiet cottage down by the River Wey surrounded by trees is a great place to relax away from the world. Hammock in the back garden ready for lazy sunny afternoons reading and room enough for two. I am looking to find someone who enjoys travel and can live with my being away for a week at a time. Weeks away from the UK reducing so around more often than not these days but travel for work will always be part of my agenda.
I’m really good at
Pretty handy at a few things but if you asked people I suspect they would acknowledge that I am good at taking charge of a situation if needed. Being the rock that everyone else can anchor their ship of life to, taking care of others seems to be a driving element in me. I do well at work and am not worried about making money. Being kind and generous seems to be high on life’s motivation list. Being a good father and taking care of my son. Suggesting music to try once I know what you currently enjoy listening to, I do enjoy finding a new artist or introducing someone to something new that they like. In my past I was a qualified rock climbing instructor, snowboarding instructor, SCUBA diving instructor and I am sure there are a few more in there I am forgetting. Basically good at getting things done so that they can be forgotten about and life got on with.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, around the 6’3” mark, and my loud nature. Well from past experience those are the things most people comment on when they get to know me. I like to think that people notice that I am a thinker (although a little gullible at times) and fairly intelligent (although I cannot spell to save my life, I have that dyslexia thing going for me, so, no Scrabble competitions any time soon!). I should imagine that my previous experiences from around the world are then pretty close on the heels of the height thing. It must be said that I rarely find a dinner topic I cannot join in with from my experiences around the world.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lots and lots and lots of these.

Books, they wrote ‘em, I read ‘em. That said, I think I enjoy epic fantasy and science fiction along with history the most. The one thing I do not enjoy is poetry, of any kind. I have tried many types and now know, with a high degree of certainty, that I cannot read reams and reams of poetry, pity really, I always wanted to get through the Iliad but it is not going to happen in this life time.

A quick aside, I love the Tolkien books, all of them, in fact The Lord of the Rings is one of my most favourite series ever written. I can wax lyrical about why I like them but am not too much of a geek about it, I have just formed opinions and can tell you why I like them if you should be so foolish as to ask. That said I really dislike the films by the New Zealander, so a night staying in to watch all the films back to back would be some form of cruel and unusual torture. I can also wax lyrical about why I dislike the films, no mindless hate here I assure you, reasoned hatred only! Rant over, on with the profile.

Films and Music love, love, love. I do not drink, smoke or enjoy going out to clubs (what do you do?), so all my money over the years has been spent on music and film. I have about 4,500 albums and loved most of them at some point in time. My tastes vary with mood and ranges across the styles and eras of the countries I have visited. As with the books though, there is an exception looming, JAZZ! I have probably 50,000 plus tracks on CD and only one Jazz track that I like, ‘Sinner Man’ by Nina Simmone, there has to be something to that. Maybe you can suggest another jazz track that I might like, that would be pretty special!

Food, I like many styles, including; Chinese (English Chinese as opposed to Chinese Chinese food), Indian (the real stuff as well as the English version), Thai (very good Thai place near me that I love to eat at), Vietnamese (for when hot is just not hot enough), and English (yes we have our own style of cuisine despite what others may say). I love simple foodstuffs and there is nothing better in the world than quick raid of my own fridge and steak with not much else added to make for a perfect meal. Along the simple food lines it is Italian I like the most in Europe, simple ingredients that go well together and enjoyed. People rave about French cuisine and although I find I like the French I go with the Italian every time if offered the option.
Six things I could never do without
Not in order of preference;

1. Book Shops to wander around. 2. Amazon, because we cannot always get to a book shop when a new book we want comes out. 3. Music, because sound really motivates me and accentuates my moods. 4. My quiet cottage to retreat to when time allows for it. 5. Good friends to share life with as social interaction are a joy, with strangers it can be interesting but with friends it is a pleasure hard to improve upon. 6. My son, the most important thing in my life.

Only six, life is far too interesting to only have 6 things that I could not do without, plenty more on this list I assure you.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Currently the main thing I think about is work, bit sad but true. Hopefully that will not be for much longer and I can re-balance my life a bit. What I want to spend most of my time thinking about is leisure. I plan on spending a lot of time thinking about where to visit next and how to get there. I would like to spend time thinking about my partner and their wants but I need one of those first. Being a good dad to my son and making sure he has the best start in life that I can provide him. Looking to improve my social life, see my friends more often and have people around for a meal and chat and some relaxation time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Spending time with my son or friends. Looking to relax from the week and preparing for the weekend ahead. Not a night club person but good with meeting up with people for social items, a meal, a drink or a shared activity.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Wow, I do not even know you yet and things are getting pretty personal. Let us see how things go before i start opening up like that!
You should message me if
You should have your own life and would want to continue to lead it after you meet me. You are interested in a man who is well travelled and only a little cynical about the place we all inhabit. You want an adventurous person to try new things with (no, no, not just the bedroom) and to travel to far off places. If you want someone who will give you room to be yourself but will support you in your endeavours and who asks for the same in return then send me a message. Despite what others may think I do believe that you can meet the right person over the internet. That said, even without finding that special person you can at the very least meet some interesting people along the way and maybe make some new friends if you are lucky.
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