French Fancy...

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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Keeping elderly people happy
Location Kent, United Kingdom
Introduction Having spent seven years living in France I have now returned to the UK. My partner and I have separated and after about 30 years working in theatres and offices, I have now begun work as a carer in a very plush retirement home. I'm sure I will have lots to moan about here.
Interests cooking, bichons, porcelain, France, shoes boots and gloves, Weight Watchers, OU, gardening, history, daydreaming, geriatric care, palliative care, love and friendship.
Favorite Movies Paris Texas, Withnail and I, Topsy Turvy, The Lives of Others, Branagh's Hamlet, Meryl Streep films, Woody Allen films, Pulse - Pink Floyd in concert, TV stuff - The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, The Lost Room, Spaced, There's lots of others - I love to watch films and because of the lack of Version Originale films in our part of France, we bought a projector and turned a wall into a 'movie experience'. I even rustle, fidget and chat a bit just to simulate the real thing.
Favorite Music Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, Mahler, Sondheim, Pulp, Al Stewart, Puccini, Beethoven, all the 'big' violin concertos, Gilbert & Sullivan, Ella Fitzgerald, corny old musicals but nothing by Lloyd Webber - he pinched most of it from Puccini anyway, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Turin Brakes, The Killers, Pink Floyd.
Favorite Books Writers I admire - oh, so very many, here's a few, Peter Ackroyd, Julian Barnes, Bruce Robinson, Umberto Eco, Pat Barker, John Irving, Neville Cardus, Dickens, Alan Bennett, Shakespeare, Lord Byron, But there are lots of other authors whose books I like to read and I really enjoy a good history book

You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?

The vomit that is over it (come on, if you'd been on the roller coaster three times in a row would you want to buy a toffee apple; yes, us Brits call it a toffee apple)