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My self-summary
When I was about 8, I really wanted to be a marine biologist. I now work for a media company. Despite this deviation from the plan, things are pretty satisfactory. I love London and many of the people in it, and I like the way I can wake up on any given weekend and feel like, if I want, I can go and have a small urban adventure. Or I can stay in my pyjamas and make ginger cake and read. The possibilities are infinite
What I’m doing with my life
Currently studying for a Masters in psychology part-time, which is fascinating. I still work full time, so adventures are now a little more constrained but I do try and get away as much as possible

Other things I do....hmm. I run, I climb, and I'm considering the merits of adding kayaking to the list. I love cooking, but never follow recipes. I like sewing and dressmaking, but this is usually the first thing that gets sacrificed to the gods of Not Enough Time.
I’m really good at
Time management. List making (seriously, I have a special app on my phone for this). Trying new things.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I don't know. How should I know? It probably depends on what I'm wearing.
Unless someone makes me laugh when I'm not expecting it, and then what they and everyone for a considerable radius around me notices first is that I have a really surprisingly loud laugh. Seriously, it's a proper cackle. It's quite embarrassing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
When I'm travelling, I like to wander around a city on my own and follow my feet without a map or (in this modern age) checking my phone. This has only occasionally gone terribly wrong, and once resulted in me wandering about in dark tunnels with a single candle and a group of strangers underneath Naples.

When I'm at home, I read vast numbers of books indiscriminately. I have probably read something you have. Find me a new author and I'll be delighted. Recent enthusiasms include Chesterton's essays, Raymond Chandler, Ben Aaronovitch, Rebecca Solnit and Eric Hobsbawm. This will probably have changed if you ask me again. I'm not very good at TV.

I go on long walks in the country or around London, and I delight in telling people interesting historical facts, although a combination of force and gentle persuasion from friends has stopped me doing this uninvited now. Sometimes I go to the opera. I love blues music and folk music, and whiskey (scotch not bourbon) and coffee and red wine; I also have developed a fondness for Taylor Swift. I AM NOT ASHAMED. Ahem.

What else? I like long rambling arguments and jokes of the kind usually told by ten-year-olds. I like films with monsters and/or explosions in them, preferably filmed by John Carpenter. I'm very fond of cheese.
Six things I could never do without
Wikipedia. I didn't think this was so, and then found myself genuinely at a loss when they took it down for a day in protest.
Occasionally leaving London to walk long distances across hills in very sensible shoes
The usual things: family, friends, oxygen, water, food, etc
Um. More books?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The zombie apocalypse.
On a typical Friday night I am
In a student bar! They're really cheap! In central London!
I can do this as a part-time student who has Friday lectures, even though I am actually a responsible grown-up with a proper job.

Seriously, you can get a round in for a tenner. Given that historically my usual haunt has been underground cocktail bars in east London, I still get genuinely quite excited about this.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Contradiction in terms, surely?
The two of us