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.
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.
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.