I live a happy & healthy lifestyle, and I work a full time job that I enjoy and keeps me challenged.
In my spare time I love to catch up with friends for drinks or coffee, go out to see live bands or watch movies/TV. I also love to read books, donate to charities and support causes I believe in. I walk anywhere from 8-10km a day (I love the sunshine!), and I see a personal trainer 3 mornings a week. I've lost 40kg just from eating right and exercising! Having said that, I love to cook and try new recipes. I'm at my happiest when I'm making something delicious in my kitchen, or pouring lattes and cappuccinos from my coffee machine. I also make amazing fruit smoothies!
There's always music playing too, of course (preferably something with funky bass) :)
I love to travel and explore new places/experiences. In December 2011 I went back to the USA for 6 weeks (including short stops in Jamaica and Haiti), and in April 2012 I went to Byron Bay for a 5 day music festival. I haven't made it to Europe yet, but it's definitely on my list (along with Canada and New Zealand). My all time favourite place in the world is New Orleans, I could talk about it all day. We live in an amazing world and I want to see as much of it as I can!
I'm very lighthearted and genuine, I love to laugh and I don't take things too seriously. Life's just too short for that!
In April 2013 I spent some time volunteering in India, an eye opening and rewarding experience for me. I made new friendships and discovered more about who I am. More than ever before I can appreciate just how lucky we are to have everything we have, and how hard we need to work so that others in the world can share in our good fortune.
Movies: The Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Aliens, Serenity, Ghostbusters, Reservoir Dogs, The Blues Brothers, Pulp Fiction, Monty Python's Holy Grail, Stargate, The Muppets, The Dark Knight, Zombieland.
TV Shows: Firefly, Treme, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, The Sopranos, Parks & Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Futurama, Family Guy, American Dad, Warehouse 13, Black Books, The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, Monty Python, Arrested Development, Farscape, Louie, Penn & Teller, Red Dwarf, Sherlock, South Park, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mitchell & Webb, Psych, The West Wing, Cosmos, Friday Night Dinner, The Newsroom, Borgen, The Bridge (Bron), Lilyhammer, Forbrydelsen, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orange is the New Black.
Anything featuring or written by Charlie Brooker.
I also watch a lot of documentaries, and I've been getting into the Derren Brown specials.
Music: James Brown, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Dumpstaphunk, Bonerama, Rebirth Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen, Otis Redding, Booker T & The MG's, Sam & Dave, The Blues Brothers, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Budos Band, Orgone, Average White Band, BB King, The Bamboos, Blues Traveler, The Soul Rebels, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Dave Brubeck, Down to the Bone, Dr John, Earth Wind & Fire, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock, Jon Cleary, The Meters, Soulive, Miles Davis, Robert Randolph, Royal Crown Revue, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Chet Baker, Smoove & Turrell
Food: Gnocchi, pizza, pasta, anything with sweet potato, veggie burgers, stir fry, hokkien noodles, spaghetti, homemade Indian butter tofu with coconut cream rice, homemade dairy-free ice cream.
* Breakfast bagels
* Fresh air (I'd go insane being stuck indoors for too long)
* The Internet (except when I'm trying to avoid TV spoilers and all my American friends are online).
The rest of the time I'm thinking about how much I miss New Orleans, my favourite place in the entire world.
Or if you just want to have some good conversations :)
Or if you have "Treme" listed as one of your favourite TV shows.
And please do message me, I love seeing the "...sent you a message!" thing popup on here :P
But if you're in any way racist, homophobic or transphobic, move right along. I can't stand bigotry.