Politics and intellectual stimulation interest me, but I can be shallow too. I like languages and am more than happy to chat in French; my Spanish and German are okay, but sometimes a little stilted, my Welsh is nowhere near as good as I'd like it to be; Duolingo's helping with that. I live in Woking but work in London, so if I meet anyone for a drink, it's likely to be there, not in Surrey.
J'aimerais tant avoir plus d'occasion de parler (ou écrire) en français. Donc, si tu préfères m'envoyer un message en français, je serais très heureux de le recevoir.
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Le Petit Prince
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Reamde, The Diamond Age and Snow Crash
The House of Shattered Wings
Thelma and Louise
Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors trilogy
Shaun of the Dead
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
Pretty much anything science fiction or involving zombies and generally most European films or Cold War dramas.
Game of Thrones
Daredevil, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham
House of Cards (either version)
Teen Wolf (surprisingly deep under a convincing veneer of trashy)
CSI (any of them except Cyber)
The Walking Dead
Mock the Week
Full Metal Jousting (so much less trashy than it sounds)
How I Met Your Mother
Jimmy Eat World
Public Service Broadcasting
Pet Shop Boys
System of a Down
The War on Drugs
That's all become a bit more complicated lately, so I'll have to come back to you on that…
If you want something private about me, though, I have suffered from panic attacks for 25 years. They don't always affect my day-to-day life, but it can be literally crippling.
Drop me a note!