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My self-summary
God, where to start? I'm a teacher who loves literature and travel, has a good sense of humour and a kind heart, a laid-back attitude to life and a keen sense of the absurd. If you think any of that might interest you, I encourage you to send me a message!
What I’m doing with my life
Having graduated from London with my useful little degree in English and Classics, and Oxford with my even more useful teaching qualification, I'm now teaching in Yorkshire.
I’m really good at
Keeping conversation going in the face of seemingly insuperable odds, bridge, making cocktails, proofreading, and, oddly, Cluedo.
The first things people usually notice about me
My voice - unfortunately, it's incredibly plummy. I really do sound like a fighter pilot in an old film about the Battle of Britain. It sounds even worse if I try to iron it out, so I've learned to love it...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I was an English student, so make of that what you will. I love books beyond words, too many of them, and in too many different genres, to count. You're probably best off asking me what I've been reading lately.

I'll eat almost anything (steady now), and have similar viewing habits, though I prefer something engrossing, intellectual, or both. I think Mad Men is the best thing on television, and if I ever meet anyone who shares my views on Whit Stillman's Metropolitan I shall marry them.
The six things I could never do without
Books. I'd go mad without them. A good novel is my valium.

A social life. The moment I start constucting an entire weekend around a trip to the supermarket, I'd like to be dispatched swiftly and humanely.

Home: 'home is where, when you have to go back, they have to take you in'.

My friends. Yes, I know it's ridiculously cliched, but cliches do have their basis in fact.


Hot baths.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to make for supper. Whether I can afford to go away for the weekend. When my next essay is due. Where I've put my railcard - in short, all sorts of Mrs. Dalloway-esque trivia. Also, overwhelmingly, how contented I am with my lot in life.

Occasionally, I think about something really profound. But not terribly often.
On a typical Friday night I am
At some sort of party - whether it be having dinner with friends, or christening a new house. Am not a huge fan of clubs, but I can sometimes be coaxed out onto the town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If you want the dirt, you'll have to ask me yourself, I'm afraid.
You should message me if
You want to.