66Cape Town, South Africa
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My self-summary
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I really don't think this is easy because as the great Scottish poet Robert Burns said, "If only we had the gift to see ourselves as others see us". Here goes! I'm an easygoing, non-materialistic, down-to-earth Taurean with a good sense of humour and a slightly stubborn streak. I am educated. I love cooking (mainly vegetarian with a smattering of "other"); I enjoy good food and good company. I am a great proponent of the "Low GI Diet". I'm a totally sane man in an insane world and I have no baggage. I firmly believe that the world needs more humour (or humor as the Americans spell it)! I know what I like and I like what I know.
What I’m doing with my life
I enjoy a clean, simple, well-ordered life. I've recently retired and loving the freedom! I'm solvent and I'm happy after some rather nasty experiences in my last relationship. It is said that growing old is obligatory but growing up is optional and age is just a number! We are all passengers on the ship called life.
I’m really good at
I'm a good listener and not judgmental. Looks are not important to me. I can make people laugh (I also have a sense of humour!). Speaking English as it should be spoken & I enjoy intelligent conversation. I cook creatively, particularly vegetarian cooking. I'm too modest to call myself a culinary genius but I get by very well!
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm bald :) Other than than I'm told that I'm a nice guy and that I have a calming effect on people. Oh and my sense of humour which is a little offbeat at times. Have I mentioned that already? Here's a self-made joke of mine. Did you hear about the gay criminal? He decided to go straight. Enough of this idle banter!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am no TV or movie addict but I do enjoy the odd movie. I prefer listening to a radio than watching a moving image in a haunted goldfish bowl! I am crazy about internet radio! However, movies that I like include "Notting Hill", "Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Actually Love" (awww, could I be an incurable romantic?). I read mostly non-fiction; music ranges from Bach to the Beatles and from rock to baroque but I like to listen to classical music; I find classical music quite relaxing. The only music genres I don't appreciate are rap, heavy metal & techno. I've been known to go to an occasional opera or live stage show. I like British radio comedies like "The Goon Show", "Beyond our Ken" & "Round the Horn" and I must admit to liking "Monty Python's Flying Circus" et al. I am a definite fan of Tom Lehrer & his words and music! I like laid-back music and love the music of Burt Bacharach, Old Blue Eyes and others! I have developed a love for baroque music and of the many baroque composers I would pick Handel (there's a subtle joke there, folks. See if you can find it!). Food - mainly vegetarian with the occasional bite of fish and perhaps a piece of chicken if I'm offered it by unknowing friends. I like a decent glass of red wine occasionally. Me is uncomplicated!
Six things I could never do without
My thoughts; good food; a sense of humour; the internet; my dogs; radio; music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hell I don't know. Every morning I think about getting out of bed as I'm not a morning person. Hmmm ...... I really don't know! I think about why some people smoke or do drugs, and purposely harm themselves? Or why Cape Town drivers don't use their indicators when they drive! I have an absorbing interest in the Latin language (yes I know it's old!) and languages in general. I do think that it's better to be born lucky than rich (and I've been rather lucky so far) and why so many people would rather have their ears wrapped around a cellphone instead of talking to those around them. Folks tell me I have a very old mobile phone but it still works. Gardening!
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no "typical Friday night"? It could be anything from watching a movie or surfing the internet to dancing or eating in a restaurant. Or cooking. Did I mention I love to cook?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmm .........I wish I was more artistically inclined. And then there are things we could discuss when I get to know you better. Otherwise privacy reigns.
You should message me if
You like what you see; you are an interesting person who is down to earth, a non-smoker, are not into drugs or booze, you have a sense of humour or wish to speak Latin (that's a joke!). You should be reasonably sane as this would be a definite plus in your favour!

Or just pop in for a chat! Hey, I'm a nice guy! :)
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