GateseyForShort
30Oxford, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Not-so-new Oxford native trying to keep mind and body in a healthy state of being. I try swim a few times a week, and 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. Which helps when you live in a place like Oxford.

Also - normally bearded...
What I’m doing with my life
Dealing with aggravating students, desperately clawing onto the vestiges of archaeological knowledge from my first degree. Wandering past the many museums of Oxford and wondering if my MA in Museum and Heritage Management will ever come into practice...
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 again someday.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors:
Bill Bryson, Jostein Gardner, Dan Abbnett, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, George Orwell, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, H.G. Wells, Terry Pratchett

Movies:
The Fifth Element, Interstellar, Jurassic Park, Seven, Goldeneye, Sicario, The Shawshank Redemption, Gladiator, Rocky, Jaws, Goodfellas, Rock of Ages

Music:
Lindsay Stirling, Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Hans Zimmer, Tchaikovsky, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Def Leppard, Phil Collins, the entire Rock of Ages soundtrack

(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
Professional/Personal growth and development - one of the cornerstones of my outlook on life.

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.

I am on FL. Which may or may not mean anything to you...

This swimwear story... You'll have to ask to find out about that one though!
You should message me if
You have a optimistic outlook on life and like opportunities to learn new things, grow, and develop yourself.

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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