Pastimes, hobbies & interests
Swimming, Walking, Reading, Being out in nature/walks in the woods, Playing the piano. I also enjoy many types of music - jazz, classical, pop, sca music,sing-song sessions. I like all types of theatre - musicals, plays, pantomime at Christmas, some operas etc. Enjoy socialising - keeping in contact with family and friends - even be it just sitting down having cuppa and catching up. I find spending time with the elderly great fun and very rewarding.
How do you like to spend your free time
Mindfully enjoying the freedom such time can give.
Your top personality traits/special talents
Warm, kind, affectionate, fun to be around, chatty but not over talkative, good listener, open hearted and can be spontaneous.
Your not so top personality traits
Direct talker, sometimes I don't think before I talk! I'm hopefully getting better at it!
Your attributes/core values/what are you passionate about?
All people deserve to be respected.
I strive to see and bring out the best traits in myself and others.
Sometimes it takes courage to admit to making mistakes and not beat yourself up over it.
I value honesty and trust in a relationship.
Are there any new activities you would like to try?
Sailing (love the sea and outdoors), ballroom dancing, do a parachute jump
Your goals in life?
To strive to find bliss within myself and in so doing recognise it in others
Your pet hates
Spitting in public places. I'm not a fan of smoking.
People you admire
My parents, Mandela, Mother Theresa, Dalai Lama, my 96 year old grand aunt and many other everyday people I've encountered in my life.
How would you like to spend an evening in company?
Doesn't matter where we go, just sitting on garden bench having mug of hot tea is blissful if one is with the right person/people
Favourite place to go with that someone special
Find happiness within and hopefully share that with a like-minded person
How would you like to spend a vacation?
Being in the moment with the right person - various holiday activities outdoor and indoor - sunbathing, reading a book and sight seeing
Is religion important to you?
Your greatest achievement
Choosing a career that I have loved doing for the past 30 years and still do