The one thing I am passionate about...
Member of National Trust (Volunteer guide at a property) Member RSPB, Lifeboats. Play bowls outdoor and indoor. Support professional rugby and FP teams. Watch all the cricket on t.v. Listen Classic FM in car. Radio 5 live and World Service through the night ( Conversation makes me sleep!!) Have extensive C.D. collection. Classical, Jazz, Country & Western, Folk, R&B etc.Never watch reality T.V. or soaps. Enjoy "Bones" "Dawn Attack" Mastermind, University Challenge. Do Emailing, Texting track shares and Genealogy on my Computer
I typically spend my leisure time
Mostly playing bowls, watching rugby and Cricket. Cooking. Volunteering. Monthly lunch with former colleague and Old Geezers rugby lunch. Attending meetings and outings with local National Trust group. Meeting friends. Watching T.V. Holidays ( 3 this year but that is unusual!)
The most influential person in my life has been
I look for honesty above all. A good sense of humour, good appearance. Nicely spoken. She must not object to me being old!!
The first thing people notice about me
I,m told I have a nice voice, frequently interject wery quick "One liners". Sometimes out before my brain processes what I have just said!
The last book I read and enjoyed
Lucretia Borgia. I was half way through it when the series "The Borgias" started on Sky, Fascinating to see people I was reading about come to life! Just about to start "The Island" by Victoria Hislop as I visited Spingalora a couple of weeks ago. Bill cullen's book "It's a long way from penny apples" was picked up at the hotel in Crete and gives an insight int the life of impoverished Irish people but different to Angelas Ashes
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The 50 years I had with my late wife
- My 3 children and 7 grandchildren
- The little cottage I bought in June and remodelled to my own taste
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Sincerity. I think my quick humour sometimes masks my sincere interest in people and events.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Generous, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
Do sudoku a lot, read Action,crime thrillers and failing all else, the label on the sauce bottle !! Go to theatre, dine out, play bowls. Enjoy animated discussion but not argument. Lived in Calcutta 31/2 years and Uganda 2 years when I was a Banker.Came home as it looked as though the Banks in India and Africa were about to be nationalised. Office Mgr. in a Patent Agents 7 years, same in large Law firm 3 years, headhunted back to Patent Agents as Company Secretary 18 months, headhunted back to Law Firm as Admin Mgr. got exactly twice what they had paid me a year and a half earlier!! Business planned out 11 years later.
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
anything by andy mc nab, james patterson, sharpe any nigel tranter
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Golf, Other, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
johnny cash, chris barber, placido domingo, ella, the corries
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Comedy, Political
Favorite Movies to Watch
braveheart, m. hulot's holiday, the dirty dozen
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
dads army, the borgias, strike back