I've paused, looked around and noticed that most of my friends are settled down. Don't think I noticed because I was running my own company, now I've returned to a big corporation I think it's a good time to focus on the settling side of my life.
So if you're intelligent, creative, quirky and equally happy with dancing the night away; or fine dining then theatre; or take-away, wine and DVD, get in touch.
I guess I should say a little about what I like: strong personalities; quirky creative natures; someone who likes books and has long hair (although the last is negotiable.)
I'm trying to learn modern Greek - I have a few Greek friends, so it'd be good to be able to speak with them in their own language.
I'm also working on a philosophy course with Birbeck college in London, and beginning to wonder why I want to sit exams again after 20 years!
Odd as it sounds I'm good at absorbing information, someone recently commented I'm like a information sponge. Not sure it was entirely a compliment, but it's true.
I doodle furiously while thinking, and I've been known to be too objective - both a blessing and a curse.
For balance some things I'm really bad at:
Waiting in queue.
Wearing matching socks.
Putting things back where I found them.
Lord of the Rings movies are not bad, Alien & Aliens, Stand By Me, The Thing, The Goonies, Legend, The Shawshank Redemption. Most films in general - I like a mix of action, sci-fi, horror, thriller, drama.
Any music except rap. Notably: The Rankin Family, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gordon Lightfoot, John Gorka, Van Morrison, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, ELO, The Beach Boys, Showaddywaddy, Globus.
Rib-eye or rump Steak, White Chocolate, Macaroni Cheese, Pineapple, seafood, Garlic, cous-cous. I'll eat anything once, including raw horse meat (it was a business trip to Tokyo and not the craziest thing I tried...)
I won't go near a banana or an oyster, or octopus. (I take back the octopus comment as I had some in the port of Rafina last easter that was wonderful... or is that the ouzo speaking)
2] My books.
3] Cheese - I think cheese will be my downfall - I can resist sweet things, but not cheese...
4] The freedom to have a nice long lie in once and a while.
5] Rainy days.
6] Walking in a forest or around ruins.
[During the summer enjoying Edinburgh Fringe until the early hours.]