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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Location Bristol, United Kingdom
Introduction Married to Moira with three daughters (Ruth, Hannah and Alice) and six grandchildren (Ursula, Jemima, Rosa, Dan, Iris and Mikey). Former architect and also worked with young people in education in recent years... now just a retired slacker.
Interests family, friends, art, photography, red wine, talking, walking, golf (and most sports), architecture, the sea (and beaches), christianity, environment
Favorite Movies Amelie, The Railway Children, Death in Venice, The Shawshank Redemption, Once, The Kite Runner, Man on Wire, I've Loved You So Long, Three Colours Blue, The Reader, Slum Dog Millionaire, Monsoon Wedding, Looking for Eric, An Education, The Road.
Favorite Music Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Nick Drake, Sting, Van Morrison, Karine Polwart, Iona, Beth Rowley, Juliet Turner, Scissor Sisters, Nitin Sawhney, Show of Hands, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Billy Bragg, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Martyn Bennett, Beirut, Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie, Mazzy Star, Roxy Music, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Thom Yorke, David Bowie, Beirut, James Blunt, Talking Heads, Elbow, Laura Marling, Joan As Police Woman, Mark Hollis.
Favorite Books The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), Walls and Pieces (Banksy), Atonement (Ian MacEwan), The Fearful Void (Geoffrey Moorhouse), Listening for the Heartbeat of God (Philip Newell), A Fool's Alphabet + Birdsong + Engleby (Sebastian Faulks), The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks), 31 Songs (Nick Hornby), Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels), The Road (Cormac McCarthy), The Reader (Bernhard Schlink), Driving Over Lemons (Chris Stewart).