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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Administrator
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Introduction I've known my partner Jenny for over 38 years. Now retired, I was previously a journalist, bookseller, charity worker and office administrator. I enjoy the company of my partner and friends but I'm not a wild socialiser. I love walking in the country and just quietly reflecting on life. Disillusioned with living in London, Jenny and I moved to Belfast in 2000. We're still in Belfast and we think it's a fabulous city.
Interests Hill-walking, cinema, rock music, politics, psychology, reading, modern art
Favorite Movies American Beauty, Amelie, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Hannah And Her Sisters, Notes on a Scandal, Soylent Green, Duel, Stepford Wives, Two Days In Paris, The Crying Game, Transamerica, The Savages, Juno, American History X, Elegy, It's Complicated, London River, Fauteuils d'orchestre (Orchestra Seats), The Edge of Heaven, The Guard, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, 500 Days of Summer, Little Miss Sunshine, The Lives of Others, I've Loved You So Long, House of Sand and Fog, Revolutionary Road, Blue Jasmine, The Commune, Twentieth Century Women, The Square
Favorite Music Goldfrapp (Felt Mountain, Black Cherry), Bonnie Raitt, Annie Lennox, Pretenders, Catatonia, Natasha Bedingfield, Patti Smith, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple (When the Pawn, The Idler Wheel), Lissie Maurus (Catching a Tiger), Paloma Faith, Dire Straits, Hugh Laurie, Dan Forshaw, Le Butcherettes, Laura Mvula, Neko Case, Grainne Duffy, Joni Mitchell, Sia Furler, Amy Winehouse (Frank), Courtney Barnett, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jade Bird
Favorite Books Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa, Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, The Believers by Zoe Heller, Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes, The Wife by Meg Wolitzer, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jernigan by David Gates, Invisible by Paul Auster, Sunset Park by Paul Auster, The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell