I am British but I grew up mostly in Belgium. The beautiful French language is my native tongue... bonjour, cheri! Like most French women, I appreciate beautiful things, food, wine and company. But I'm equally at home with the simpler things in life. A walk in the country with my friend and her dog, a chat with a good friend in a coffee shop, sitting on the beach watching the world go by.
I'm an artist. That's very important to me and I'll say more about that later. I love to travel and often visit friends and family abroad. One of the things that's important to me is spending time in the sun, but I do miss having someone special who might share some of these good things with me.
Self-promotion is not something that comes easily for me, so I asked my friend how she would describe me. This is what she said: 'Warm-hearted, generous, always ready to see the other person's side, loyal', and she says what she most likes is: 'You're good at embracing everybody's ideas and not leaving anybody out.' It is lovely to be described thus, but I do admit to a few, perhaps irritating, foibles - I don't particularly like housework, I can be a bit sensitive when people are rude and I buy too many shoes!
In the last eighteen months, I've been able to spend more time on my art; discovering the wonders of oil painting, working in clay and extending my experience of charcoal drawing. Last summer, I ran a very successful art workshop with a friend and did it again this summer. It's been a real gift for me to have this time to do the things that give me so much pleasure.
Movies: all Jacques Tati's films, Les Enfants du Paradis, some comedies, drama, classics, world movies, anything without too much violence and also with a message of some sort, documentaries, etc;
Shows: the theatre, the opera, live music; visiting art galleries;
Music: jazz, classical, blues, Flamenco and classical guitar, South American (Tango and other), world, etc;
Food: only the best, served with the best of wines and even more enjoyable with the best of company!
(... well, that makes seven!)