The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about food, wine, travel, exploring life in general. I don't own a television and prefer conversation to texting/e-mails. I like to read, debate, intellectual activity and pub quizzes. I love meeting other people but also like time to myself. I do not enjoy sport, either playing it, or watching but can get excited at world class anything. I like all kinds of musics, except country and western and jazz. I prefer quiet times for reflection, and having my own space between hectic social activity. I am known to be very social and inclusive and would like to find womeone whpo is equally non judgmental.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading, theatre, entertaining, dining out, travelling, visiting friends, playing bridge, being spontaneous, seeking new experiences and adventure, helping others, increasing my own knowledge and skills, learning new things, working at developing a long lasting loving and mutually respectful and passionate relationship - making that special person in my life feel just that.
The most influential person in my life has been
Integrity and honesty, loyalty and openess. Not being afraid to tell the truth, being non judgmental and accepting others for what they are. Seeking the good in people.
The first thing people notice about me
The last book I read and enjoyed
Drilling for Wine by Robin Yapp - in my possession for years and just opened in an idle moment - reminds me how much I thirst for the knowledge of others in subjects I'm interested in.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My friends, my emotional stability, my ability to cope with adversity and to put things into perspective
- My new found faith, and the ability to be grateful for what I have and not to dwell on the past or worry about the future
- My faith in myself, my confidence and self awareness, my ability to communicate with others and acceptance that life is not perfect and that others have faults which do not preclude friendship or acceptance
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That beneath the jovial and offbeat surface that I am quite a serious traditional person - I just express it in untradtional ways.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Generous, Loyal, Outgoing
A little more about me
I am rigidly flexible, and passionate about those things that affect my wellbeing and that of others - will fight for what I believe in. I have coped admirably with many crises in my life, and have managed to survive, smiling, mostly, and looking for the person who can put up with me and share my zest and passion for life.