I would describe myself as:
honest, intelligent, creative, passionate, ambitious, hard-working, positive, articulate, curious and interested in stuff! Also loyal, sensitive, optimistic, resourceful and supportive. Enjoy movies, reading, conversation, my work, cooking, music and travel. If you find me watching sport on TV, it will probably be motorcycle racing or international rugby. Things that I really like include Newstalk radio; autumn; marzipan; good service; that deep yellow colour that you see on some Fiat cars; the way freshly-squeezed orange juice makes your mouth feel; Christmas; Anthony Hopkins’ voice; radio DJs that don’t talk all over the end of a song; songs that have wu-hoo in them - you know, like Midnight Train to Georgia, wu-hoo. Some of my favourite places are San Francisco, Napa Valley, Seattle, Paris (well, all of France), Prague and Italy. Where to next? Cuba (before it changes!) Enjoyed reading Albert Camus L'Étranger; Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders; Tracy Chevalier Girl with a Pearl Earring; Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Gordon Ramsay's autobiography; Bob Geldof’s autobiography; William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice; and, everything by Richard Dawkins. Favourite movies include Nurse Betty; Stranger Than Fiction; Elizabethtown; Goodbye Lenin; Tsotsi; Out of Sight; Meet Joe Black; Jackie Brown; Frida; As Good As It Gets; The Edge; Remains of the Day; Get Shorty!; Sea of Love; Betty Blue; Blue Velvet; The Conversation; and, Les Enfants du Paradis.
My ideal partner would be:
honest; a friend; a grown-up; strong but not closed. She will have put up a photo and will be a non-smoker. She will have integrity; will believe in equality and balance in a relationship; and, will value loyalty and discussion. She will smell nice. She will enjoy reading a book; will like to travel and will enjoy breakfast with the locals at a busy cafe, walking in a new city, good coffee and chocolate, walking some more, shopping, reading, a movie, dinner and a bottle of wine.
My ideal date would be:
to meet somewhere to talk and laugh over coffee or a bottle of wine . . . maybe somewhere busy where there is lots of noise . . . no pressure and as much time as we want :-)