Beach-Combing Magpie

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About me

Industry Education
Location France
Introduction From England, but have been living in France for over 20 years now.
Interests I love reading, and listening to Radio 4 (a lifeline!), following current affairs (and gossip!!), collecting things found around and about, creating things - especially sewing, beadwork & collages, messing around in the garden, walking in towns & cities, and the countryside when I can, I love animals - especially cats, and looking at and admiring the beauty of many insects (mosquitos not included in the category !!), trying to find the links and stories behind things...
Favorite Movies ANGEL - appeared very cheesy at first but yet it really seemed to strike a chord, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND - just so quirky & positive, GADJO DILO - just great - funny and beautiful, the WIZARD OF OZ because it's still magic after all of that time...
Favorite Music A weird mixture of things... but I have to say my favourite sound is the blackbirds singing on the roof in May.
Favorite Books Anything by my all-time favourite writer MARGARET FORSTER, followed by books by W.G.SEBALD, the BRONTE SISTERS, OLIVER SACKS (especially Uncle Tungsten), HARUKI MURAKAMI, PAT BARKER, PETER ACKROYD, JOHN FOWLES, ANNE TYLER....