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Gender Female
Industry Education
Location little village, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Well, I’m pretty much a grab-bag of hobbies and enthusiasms – and I do a lot, but in another sense, quite little. I’m a mom/teacher/wife/eternal student who makes a home-cooked meal every night. I’m a city person who lives in the countryside. I’m an extroverted loner. I’m the girl next door with a wide eccentric streak. I’m the person who will unexpectedly send you a card – just because it reminded me of you. I’m a very good talker, but I hate phones. I’m prone to tangents. I take my writing seriously, but I’m not very ambitious. I love it when people are passionate (and not afraid to show it) about their enthusiasms. I’m pretty sure that I haven’t found my true calling yet, but even if I never do, it will still have been a rich and satisfying life.
Interests Cooking, Reading, Reading about Cooking, Talking, Talking about Reading Walking, Talking while Walking, Drinking tea, Drinking coffee in outdoor cafes, Drinking margaritas at the Taqueria, Films, Cultural life, Playing tennis, Watching tennis, Bridge, Serendipity
Favorite Movies The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz, Juno, No Country for Old Men, Amelie, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, Clueless, The Piano, The Pianist, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient, The Last of the Mohicans, Bull Durham, Atonement, Amelie, American Beauty, Brokeback Mountain, The Constant Gardener, La Vie En Rose, Out of Africa, A Room with a View, Terms of Endearment, Withnail & I, Thelma and Louise, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, The History Boys
Favorite Music The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin, k.d.lang, Nanci Griffith, Dixie Chicks, Annie Lennox, Jonatha Brooke, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, Amy Winehouse, Keane, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Dario Marianelli, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Gabriel Yared, Everything But The Girl, Dave Matthews Band, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Kate Rusby
Favorite Books Jane Austen's oeuvre, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Great Expectations, Wives and Daughters, Portrait of a Lady, The Age of Innocence, The Pursuit of Love, To Capture the Castle, Cold Mountain, The English Patient, Possession, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Thousand Acres, Empire Falls, Cat's Eye, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Egg and I, Catch 22, The Grapes of Wrath, Moving On, Sula, Family Happiness, Eat Pray Love, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Post-Birthday World, Heart and Minds, Capturing Paris, A Fortunate Child, memoirs, biographies of interesting women, this is just a short list, but as a starting place . . .

What's the earliest you've gotten up to watch cartoons and what did you see?

Even as I child, I didn't like cartoons. I've also never liked getting up early . . .