Politically left inclined with a social conscience.
Non-violent and pacifist.
A bit intellectual but not pretentious.
Some aspirations to culture with a great love of music.
Humorous and witty.
Sometimes temperamental but not bad-tempered.
Possibly a bit romantic, but I tend to hide this.
Counselling on hold, while awaiting new client referral; looking for another voluntary agency.
Exploring Buddhism, but keeping an open mind.
I have an excellent memory. My musical and historical memory is formidable. I rarely need to read something twice.
My grasp of detail has made me an effective advocate.
I am witty.
I frequently made colleagues laugh.
I am very determined.
Childhood setbacks made me determined to succeed, and all my academic success dates from returning to education.
Being determined made me very good at my last job.
I quote a former colleague: "You get things done!"
I care about injustice and people's rights (particularly, those of the vulnerable).
I always fought my clients' corner, even when it placed me in conflict with my employer.
I believe strongly in equality and women's rights.
A female friend once said to a third party that I was the most feminist man she had ever met.
I like history, and have an excellent knowlege in this field.
I keep myself politically well informed.
Astronomy fascinates me.
My honesty and forthrightness.
That I am witty.
Some classical novels (the Brontes; Russian classics; I prefer reality in history).
Poetry (I particularly love the War Poetry of Wilfred Owen, which moves me profoundly).
2001 - A Space Odyssey; 2010; The Black Hole; The Lord of the Rings; The Golden Compass; Iris (Murdoch); Precious Bane; MacBeth (Shakespeare / Polanski); Richard III (Shakespeare / Olivier); A Man for All Seasons; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Life of Brian; Barry McKenzie; There's Something about Mary.
Diana Rigg in Euripides' Medea - and as Klytaemnestra in the BBC production of Aeschylus' Oresteia.
I have a wide ranging interest in classical music and some folk music.
Curry; cheeze; pasta, rice.
But I'll be happy trying different things (within the parameters of my vegetarianism).
My golf clubs.
My Collected Works of Wilfred Owen (which I have cherished since I was 21).
Fruit juice and cheese.
Fairness and social justice.