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PlantingByNumbers

62 – Haringey (Bowes Park), London, England

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou

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Modified: 29 April 2024

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In His Own Words

About him

Happy 2024!

I work in education and love my work. Otherwise you might find me painting or drawing, getting lost in music, novels or nature, practising creative cooking or adventurous cycling, skiing, backpacking, planting spring bulbs in my garden, trying to speak a new foreign language, strolling by the river, picking ripe tomatoes in my allotment or wild strawberries in the mountains.

I lived abroad in the US and later in France whence I returned with fluent French, incurable Francophilia and even less hair than before. Peru, India, China, Japan and swathes of Europe have given me wonderful opportunities to see nature and meet people of all kinds.

Full of curiosity and energy, physical and mental, I take my cue from these more than age-related norms.

I'm the lucky dad of two lovely sons and a beautiful daughter, the oldest now 22. They're a major part of my life.

I enjoy all life’s pleasures. I'm pescatarian and love good food. Give me oak-smoked salmon with buttered new potatoes, fresh asparagus, a chilled glass of Muscadet and I'm set up…..Hmmm, your plate does look interesting, though. Could we go halves?

I am inspired by David Attenborough, Omar Khayyam, Shakespeare, Mozart and Yeol Eum Son and will watch Life of Brian, Breaking Bad, The Empress and Manon des Sources till the cows come home. (OK, not necessarily a plus …no, I won’t forget to turn the light off.)

I love meandering discussions on people, places and ideas. Good food and drink help the flow. Sitting round a campfire in the twilight with friends tops it all off.

I think of myself as honest, adventurous, [xxx less complimentary adjectives redacted xxx], affectionate and loyal. Hopefully, you would too. A bit Unconventional, I get passionate about justice, social and natural. Good friends know when it’s time to nod and smile.

Plenty more to say but interactive is so much more fun, don’t you think?

photos: stripy blue shirts: August 2021, red-and-black check + white/blue striped: August 2023, darker checked: 20 years ago.

About his ideal match

I think a good start would be to find someone sharing my basic values and a sense of complicity. Humour makes it all work.

A lively, forward-looking mind is more important than a toned bod....but a nicely-kept body really isn't going to be a problem.

Things will be a lot easier if you're left of centre and love the natural world. If Caroline Lucas were on this website, I'd be the first in her inbox!

You should be ok with thinking well outside the box, have a youthful attitude to life and plenty of brains and energy!

Maybe this is in danger of becoming over-prescriptive. You get the general message so I'll leave it there.

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About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Haringey (Bowes Park), London, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
62
Star sign:
Leo
Height:
5' 7" (170cm)
Body type:
Average
Looks:
Average
Hair colour:
Shaved
Eye colour:
Hazel
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Looking for:
Activity partners; Friends; Let's see what happens; A short-term relationship; A long-term relationship; Marriage
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
Ask me later
Daily diet:
Ask me later
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Several times a week
Education:
Postgraduate
Occupation:
Teaching / Education / Training
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
French; Spanish
Religion:
Jewish

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in the World
Location:
Within 20 miles of postcode district N22 (London)
Gender:
Female
Age range:
44 - 54
Star sign:
Any
Height:
4' 10" (147cm) - 5' 8" (173cm)
Body type:
Slim; Average; Athletic; A few extra pounds
Looks:
Above Average; Average; Below Average; Attractive
Hair colour:
Blonde; Dark Blonde; Light Brown; Dark Brown; Auburn; Red; Black; Greying
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Decidedly important
Relationship Status:
Single; Separated; Divorced; Widowed; It's Complicated
Have children:
Any
Want children:
Any
Daily diet:
Any
Smoking:
Never; Occasionally
Drinking:
Never; Occasionally; Several times a week
Education:
University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Any
Ethnicity:
Any
Home language:
Any
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Any
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

More about him

Personality
Intelligence:
Highbrow
Party behaviour:
An average mingler
Personality traits:
Adventurous; Faithful; Funny; Generous; Independent; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Outspoken; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Chemistry; Compassion; Faithfulness; Friendliness; Honesty; Hope; Humour; Kindness; Sexiness; Tolerance
Fashion sense:
Casual (I'm usually in my favourite jeans)
Favourite clothing:
My trusty pair of jeans
Favourite colour:
Blue
More physical characteristics
Hair style:
It's a distant memory
Eyesight:
I wear glasses only when reading
Facial hair:
I'm clean-shaven
Disabilities:
I have none
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Date activities:
A movie; A picnic in a park; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk; Visiting a gallery; Going to a museum
Music preferences:
Classical; Folk; Gospel / Religious; Instrumental; Rock; Scottish; World
Reading:
I read books regularly; I read newspapers occasionally; I read magazines occasionally
Books:
(Auto)biographies; Fiction; History; Mystery; Non-fiction; Sci-Fi; Science / Technology; Travel
TV programmes:
Comedy / Sit-coms; Cooking / Baking; Documentaries; Dramas; Educational; Movie Channels; Nature/Wildlife; News
Movie frequency:
Once or twice a month
Movie preferences:
Art Films; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Independent; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi
Interests:
Acting; Board games; Card games; Cooking; Gardening; Meditation; Music; Painting; Photography; Politics; Reading; Singing; The arts; Voluntary work
Sports:
Birdwatching; Camping; Cycling; Hiking; Running; Skiing; Walking
Food
Cooking:
I really enjoy cooking
Food:
Asian Fusion; French; Gastro Pub; Indian; Italian; Seafood; Thai; Vietnamese
Go Out to Eat:
I eat out a few times a month
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Manageable
Time at work:
I work part-time
Pastimes of choice:
Spending time outdoors
Time online:
I'm on several hours a day
Take drugs:
Not any more
Family size:
I've got sisters
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Relationship Type:
I'm just plain single
Willing to Relocate:
I'd consider it
Likes & dislikes
Animals:
I like animals
Pets (Like):
Exotic pet(s)
Turn-ons:
Erotica; Flirting; Intelligence; Showing affection in public
Turn-offs:
Sarcasm; Wealth
The deep stuff
Work aspirations:
I already have my ideal job
Religious attendance:
Only on religious holidays
Dream home:
In the country
Politics:
Green
Retirement plans:
Backpacking around the globe
Feelings about using Ivory Towers:
Hopeful; Curious
Honesty:
Very