GateseyForShort
30Oxford, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Attempting the 'less is more' approach to a profile for now - let's see how that goes...

I try to keep myself in a healthy state of being and swim a few times a week, also very keen on kayaking and white water rafting - though it seems a tad tricky to do that round these parts!

Inquisitive, enthusiastic cook, big fan of the feeling when you look at the sun and it makes you sneeze. Hobbies include writing, the aforementioned swimming, reading, History and culture in general.

Also - normally bearded...
What I’m doing with my life
Currently living and working in Oxford, making the most of this year to meet new people and hopefully see a bit more of Europe (or possibly even further afield?)
I’m really good at
Some things that I've either been told I'm good at or assume I probably am because it hasn't killed me (yet).

Swimming - going everyday will help with that... Now that I only go a few times a week I guess I'm just 'good' rather than 'really good' though.

Smiling - I've been told I have an amazing smile. I have had people come up to me when I'm out and just ask me to smile, which is weird, awkward and slightly flattering I guess!

Flying - I used to have flying lessons and I was rather good. Except for landing, that little detail was a minor issue... Unfortunately I had to stop while I was at Uni, but hoping to take it up someday!
The first things people usually notice about me
More than likely my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A quick, somewhat random selection might include...

Books - Anything that is full of suspense or which teaches you something unique and unexpected like:
- A Short History of Nearly Everything (if you haven't read this I cannot recommend it enough, it's one of the books you can finish and just start again at page one and it's still bloody amazing)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Films - Mainly action or thrillers. Stuff like:
- The Fifth Element
- Interstellar
- Jurassic Park
- Goldeneye
- Sicario

Music: This is an odd mix...
- Lindsay Stirling
- The entire Rock of Ages soundtrack
- Anything Rock or Metal(ish)
(I feel the need to mention that the radio in my car is perpetually on Heart - so make of that what you will)

Games:
I don't often play games anymore but...
- Final Fantasy X is hands down the best Final Fantasy game ever.
- Ocarina of Time is hands down the best Zelda game ever.
Six things I could never do without
My imagination
A pen and paper
Swimwear. Non-torn swimwear. This has been an issue before...
Red wine - not even sorry.
My iPhone - I am a little bit sorry about that.
Kink
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Who's going to die in Game of Thrones?

Should I move to Australia?

Why do I not own more bottles of red wine?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either in a bar with some friends catching up over some wine or chilling with my flatmate whilst watching something horrendous on Netflix!

I do have an 'ideal' Friday, but you'll have to ask to find out what it is! What's yours?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once got my head stuck in a metal fence and had to wait 20 minutes for it to be cut free. I wouldn't exactly call this private though, I generally break it out pretty quickly upon meeting someone.

This swimwear story... You'll have to ask to find out about that one though!
You should message me if
You want to show me some cool places in Oxford (possibly before sharing a drink and some food?)
You need a squash/badminton/swimming/gym partner.

Or if you just fancy it!
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