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RATTLINGAROUND  

Retired, 75
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    "Eating out is more fun with two "

    I live alone. I'm separated from my wife because she has been in a nursing home for the last two years, in the advanced stages of Alzeimer's which was diagnosed eight years ago. For her last year at home she was in a bed downstairs. I visit her regularly but she no longer knows who I am. I have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. (None of them live nearby.) I'm tall and slim with curly hair and blue eyes. I'm quite fit and I walk every day (unless it's raining!). I'm not very well travelled but I get to Spain and Italy every year and have several holidays all around the UK. I have a Master's Degree in Literature. I'm retired now but worked in education. I live in a large house in a village near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. I have a good group of friends locally and enjoy spending time with them and having meals together. I enjoy the theatre, cinema, exhibitions, galleries, live shows and National Trust properties - but haven't done much of any of those in the last few years. My main hobby is photography: I do serious stuff for national and international exhibitions. I enjoy a walk in the countryside with lunch in a nice village pub and I enjoy an evening meal in a decent restaurant - but neither of those is much fun alone. I also enjoy an evening in watching a film with a bottle of red wine. Many of the things I enjoy doing would be so much more enjoyable if I were able to share them with a lady who also enjoys them. My friends would probably say I'm easy going, relaxed, good company, great sense of humour, reliable, understanding and sympathetic (but only if I paid them well!). ..



    Location 'Village near Ashbourne' - Derby, Derbyshire, Midlands (UK)

    Marital StatusSeparatedOrientationStraight
    Has ChildrenYes - but not living with meHeritageWhite
    Wants ChildrenNoEducationMasters
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    Hair ColourGreyEye ColourBlue
    Height6' 2'' (1.88m)Body TypeSlim
    ReligionAtheistPoliticsNone Selected
    SmokesNoDrinksSocial drinker
    Dietary PreferencesNo RestrictionsLike AnimalsYes
    Star SignSagittarius

    Occupation:
    Began as teacher of English in secondary schools but moved (in stages) to Adult Education. Ran Adult Education Service for South Northamptonshire. Retired early 17 years ago. 

    Education:
    Traditional boy's Grammar School, Teacher Training, Open University, Master's Degree in Literature. 

    Heritage:
    I'm told I have some Scottish blood in me but it must go back several generations because I know my grandparents (on both sides) were white Caucasian. 

    Religion:
    I struggled with religion since my adolescence but eventually concluded that I am an atheist. 

    Politics:
    Subject to influence and change. I once voted Conservative because I was voting for the person rather than the party. Otherwise fluctuating between Labour and Lib. Dems. 

    Appearance:
    Tall (6'2"), slim, curly hair (now salt & pepper), blue eyes. Look at my pictures. 

    Languages Spoken:
    Italian, I'm saying Italian but it is barely good enough to get me by in a shop or restaurant !! 


    Musical Instruments played:
    Oh, how I wish!! 


    Music Enjoyed:
    Classical, Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Soft Rock, 60s music 


    Sports and exercise:
    Swimming, In the distant days of my youth I was a pretty good swimmer and I played water polo but now it's just the occasional dip in the pool or the warm Mediterranean sea. 


    Interests and activities:
    Concerts, Cooking, Countryside, Crosswords, Eating Out, Friends, Mountains, Photography, Pubs, Theatre, Walking 


    Animals and Pets:
    None and I don't want any but my daughter has two big wonderful dogs and my son has one big wonderful dog. 


    Newspapers and magazines:
    The Week 


    Books:
    Charles Dickens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ian Rankin, Michael Ondaatje, Although I have a Master's degree in literature, I am embarrassed to say that I now read very little. Several of the authors named in the list I have never heard of, let alone read. I shouldn't be saying negative things like that I think! 


    Favourite Films:
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, The Seven Samurai, Several of the options offered are films which I have never seen so I can't select them ... but I would be very happy to give them a try. 


    Enjoyable evening out:
    Cinema, Restaurant, Theatre 


    Favourite Dishes:
    Lemongrass and ginger marinated chicken, Smoked Salmon, Tomato + Mozarella salad 


    Ideal Holiday:
    Driving slowly around Ireland, Lying on a beach in the Caribbean, Safari in Africa, I did the 'backpacking in the Himalayas' about 7 or 8 years ago: it was quite wonderful but I think I would struggle with all of that steep climbing now. 


    In another life:
    Leonardo Da Vinci, Me again!, Neil Armstrong, a dolphin, a golden eagle, an author, a musician, a travel writer 


    Personality:
    Caring, Cheerful, Confident, Creative, Friendly, Generous, Humorous, Intellectual, Loving, Mad, Practical, Reliable, Romantic, Sensitive, Sensual, Sentimental, Serious, Sociable, Thoughtful, Tolerant 


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