The one thing I am passionate about...
I love to laugh and make other people laugh. I really enjoy word play, interesting discussions - even if we don't agree - and making people feel that they matter. I love music - quite an eclectic taste, plus history, artistic pursuits and some gardening. And, of course, wine!
I typically spend my leisure time
For leisure, I like watching TV or movies, reading, spending time with friends, wining and dining, visits to museums, art galleries, historic buildings/places, plus road trips, weekends away, and walking to admire the stunning countryside and coastal areas in this fair land. I like fishing too, but don't often get the chance.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who is genuine, caring, likes people, animals, the outdoors, the indoors (cosy nights in are great), and who is comfortable in their own skin - faults an' all.
The first thing people notice about me
My smile, I think, and then my hair (auburn). Personality-wise, I think it is my humour and my listening/understanding skills.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod Eagles - a series of historical novels from the 1400s to WWII following the lives of one family in Yorkshire as they live through real historical events.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Great friends and family
- Surviving some very challenging situations
- My health
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Dependable, Genuine, Sweet
A little more about me
I was born and bred in New Zealand but I live here now. I'm half English on Mum's side, and half Scottish on Dad's. I guess all that makes me a bit of a mongrel really, but we are often the nicest pets... I'm not sure what else to put here, but I guess if you want to know anything, you'll ask.
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Gymnastics, Other, Tennis
Music I like to perform
Bluegrass, Blues, Electronic, Folk and Traditional, Latin
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Drama, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
love actually, notting hill, four weddings & a funeral, indiana jones, die hard, mission impossible, star trek, star wars, alien, etc.
TV I like to Watch
My Favorite TV Shows
various british dramas, which are done so well, various british dramas, which are done so well, anything by jennifer saunders, victoria wood; the last leg, mock the week, and other comedies.