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Founder and host of OFFLINE. Background in the art world. Good at reading, writing, talking, listening, interrupting and staring out of the window though not necessarily all at the same time! Always seek to share friends, ideas, opportunities, food and whatever else crosses my path.
Annual visit of parakeets to feed off cherry blossom tree opposite my window. Secondhand bookshops. Exploring cities; Marrakech and Dubrovnik are recent highlights. Art museums and, of course, football. There is no such thing as too much football. Old street signs.
Anything written by Alistair Cooke. Cartagena, by common consent the most beautifully preserved colonial city in South America. Night zoo in Singapore. London Library. Mince pies from Gail's (and God knows I have eaten enough of them!)
Airlines. Good manners and courtesy. Political leadership. Social media obsessives - it really is no way to go through life. Fruit - where are the crisp, sharp tastes of yesteryear? Why the mush that passes for mango, papaya etc and resembles baby food?
Kind, inclusive, travelled, curious, full head of hair, Arsenal supporter, forthright, openminded, excellent memory, decent taste in shoes, communicative, culturally aware. Notable ability to pack fast and light, a skill that seems to elude most people in my orbit.
I can recognisably converse in no other language than English. Tendency to look at the menu from the bottom up. Impatient. Hopelessly impractical. Utterly bereft of musical or sporting talent. Take a good book wherever I go in case the quality of conversation causes me to zone out.