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About me

Location Toronto, Canada
Introduction Stirred by the possible and by collaboration; inspired by nature and art; driven by the need to be useful and fulfilled; inclined to day-dreaming and sighing. E-mail me at blog[dot]princess[at]yahoo[dot]ca. There, hope that stops the spamming.
Interests baking, balsam, banter, bed, birds, Buddhism, cake decorating, candles, Christmas, clouds, cooking, chocolate, ennui, dance, dark chocolate, day dreaming, dreams, driving, enthusiasm, exclamation marks, fiction, film, food, forests, Guinness, hiking, history, Tom Hodgkinson, human nature, jazz, lakes, laughing, laying under trees, Mad Men, maps, Marmite, mindful meditation, New Mexico, William Morris, naps, nature, old books, old movies, ocean, opera, orientalist art, outdoors, photography, Pre-Raphaelites, pussy-willows, road trips, romance, quiet, rugby, John Sayles, semi-colons, siestas, The Simpsons, sleeping, solitude, swimming, theatre, time travel, Tin Tin, trails, trees, vertigo, walking, water, Alan Weisman
Favorite Movies Absolute Power, Airplane, Annie Hall, Bagdad Cafe, La Belle et la Bête, Black Narcissus, Bond films, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Breaking Away, Brief Encounter, Casino Royale, A Christmas Carol, Citizen Kane, The Closet (Le Placard), Cold Comfort Farm, Crimson Tide, Days of Heaven, Die Hard, Les Enfants du Paradis, Galaxy Quest, The Gay Divorcée, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Goodbye Again, Hannah and her Sisters, I Know Where I'm Going, Ivan the Terrible Part One, Jurassic Park, Laura, Liebestraum, Life of Brian, Local Hero, Lone Star, The Maltese Falcon, The Man in Grey, Manhattan Murder Mystery, A Matter of Life and Death, Miracle in Milan, The Mummy Returns, Now Voyager, Partie de campagne, Persuasion, Pillow Talk, Raising Arizona, The Red Shoes, Ruby in Paradise, Rushmore, The Shop Around the Corner, Swing Time, Tender Mercies, That Hamilton Woman, Umberto D, Wallace and Gromit, The Wind, The Year of Living Dangerously, Young Frankenstein
Favorite Music Charles Aznavour, Angelo Badalamenti, Chet Baker, blues, Don Byas, J. J. Cale, Maria Callas, Johnny Cash, Eva Cassidy, classic country, classical, John Coltrane, Ry Cooder, duduk, The Eagles, Bill Evans, Evanescence, Cesar Franck, George Gershwin, Roberto Goyeneche, Johnny Hartman, Ivory Joe Hunter, jazz, Little Willie John, Jerome Kern, Gustav Mahler, Loreena McKennitt, Moby, opera, Astor Piazzola, Robbie Robertson, rock, Ruckert Lieder, Bob Seeger, soundtracks, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Sturdevant, tango, Tchaikovsky, Jose van Dam, Sarah Vaughan, Tom Waits
Favorite Books Castle D'Or, The Chronicles of Narnia, Cider House Rules, Daniel Deronda, Dracula, Frenchman's Creek, His Dark Materials, Hotel New Hampshire, In a Sunburned Country, The Maltese Falcon, Now and on Earth, Outlander series, The Pickwick Papers, Possession, Rebecca, Shakespeare's Sonnets, Sophie’s Choice, Smoking in Bed, The Time Traveller's Wife, Tin Tin, The Van, Kurt Vonnegut, Watchmen, The World Without Us