copper_plated
36London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hi

I'm a writer by trade. I work in communications and been lucky enough to have a few kids' books published. The comms stuff is pretty fun and the book writing is very entertaining. I used to teach creative writing in primary schools but Tory cuts put a stop to that. Grr.

In the past I've taught English abroad (in Greece and Spain), and ended up with two master's degrees: one in Egyptology and the other in Global Politics. After the second one I came to the conclusion I'm a terrible student (as I have the attention span of an 8 yr old), and I'd rather spend my time making stuff instead.

Oh well, at least I have some decent (if very specific) pub quiz knowledge.

Other things I like:
The countryside/gardening - just bought a place in Cockfosters and I'm creating a bit of a garden on the balcony. Trent Park and rolling countryside is close by too.
Dramatic weather/scenery - love a good thunder storm.
Good food/cooking/restaurants/wine - Burning through the Nigel Slater cookbooks at the moment.
Boats and water - usually go sailing once a year (albeit with the parents. We can just about handle a week before we're at each other's throats).
Comedy - I watch Archer and Bob's Burgers A LOT. Genius stuff.
Books - currently listening to the Flashman series on Audible.
Running - new to this and pretty rubbish at it. I want to be like Haruki Murakami though so...
Films/film nights - The Great Beauty and the Darjeeling Ltd are two of my favs.
Bruce Springsteen
Weirdness
Cold pillows
Dogs over cats
Kew Gardens over Covent Garden

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What I’m doing with my life
Writing. Netflix. Drinking. Gardening.
I’m really good at
see above. And procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall, I wear glasses, and I have a beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - currently listening to the Flashman series on Audible.
Films/film nights - The Great Beauty and the Darjeeling Ltd are two of my favs.
Bruce Springsteen
Comedy - I watch Archer and Bob's Burgers A LOT. Genius stuff.
Six things I could never do without
Books
Decent restaurants
Cynical humour
Netflix
Sushi
Bed
I spend a lot of time thinking about
plotlines.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends in or staying in watching a film or TV series.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm prepared to admit I watched the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with my mum. It was weird (the situation not the film - well the film was a bit weird too but mainly the situation).
You should message me if
you want to.
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