Love variety of music - World, folk, jazz and classical; stand up comedy, walks and arts; good discussions too - I am a deep thinker, I'm intelligent, well educated and a professional. Also love skiing, but that is only once a year for a week so not sure if it counts as a hobby :)
I love dancing and used to until recently go to Ceroc/modern jive classes every week. I'm not quite ready for Strictly, but give me time!
I am very easy going and get along well with most people.
I am friendly and confident and value open mindedness, loyalty and monogamy in people.
I am happiest with people that share both my open-mindedness and realistic nature.
I need good conversation, mental stimulation and that elusive chemistry :)
Also age wise - I am after someone close to my age i.e. 40+ .
I don't smoke, have 2 kids and 4 pets. Like occasional drink (preferably cider), but equally happy to be the nominated driver.
Some of my favourites:
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Twelve Bar Blues by Patrick Neate
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
The Master and Margerita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Magic Mountain by T Mann
Property by Valerie Martin