My speciality is Natural History, especially birds. I love anything relating to it, geography, history and science. I am into reading, particularly Science Faction and fantasy. I enjoy folk-music and fiddle-playing. I have two identical Red/Black Bridge Electric violins (see http://bridgeinstruments.com.) (It's a very long story!)and 2 conventional ones. I also enjoy anything to do with Celtic and English Folklore.
I am currently out of work after my fixed term contract expired. I had been working in the Royal Courts of Justice as a Bankruptcy Clerk for 10 months. I really enjoyed that and miss it. Prior to that I was a 'Partner' working in a Department Store in Chelsea, London. My company also includes a Supermarket chain as well, and is easily recognised by its green livery and catchy strapline. I used to work in the Audio and TV department, so I can help on some technical questions. After that I worked in a unified Call-Centre which the Company called a Customer Enquiries centre, so I can also help on most questions retail-based! I had 24 years service in total, before the position became redundant. (I'd get less for murder)
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|A11133505||Broadstairs Pub Crawl, Kent, England||Jun 6, 2006||NO|
|A13484810||Thorley Taverns - A Brief History||Oct 13, 2006||NO|
|A13980008||Ring-necked Parakeet||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A14540447||The Canada Goose in the UK||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A15555650||Winter Spicy Tomato and Lentil Soup||Jun 3, 2009||NO|
|A15754160||Egyptian Goose||Aug 17, 2007||YES|
|A17177222||Mandarin Duck||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A17231393||Red-legged Partridge and Relatives||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A17365755||Common Pheasant and Relatives||Aug 17, 2007||YES|
|A17413634||Ruddy Duck||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A19004555||Mute Swan||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A19029954||Little Owl||Aug 17, 2007||NO|
|A19032789||Collared Dove||Aug 17, 2007||YES|
|A21989974||Parrots||May 15, 2007||NO|
|A23934459||CITES-Listed Parrots||Jun 21, 2007||NO|
|A24145643||Ruddy Shelduck||Jul 13, 2007||NO|
|A49292760||Bridewell Palace||Apr 20, 2009||YES|
|A52007041||London Cabbies' Shelters||Jun 3, 2009||YES|
|A80841440||English Oak - Quercus robur||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841459||Chestnut-leaved oak - Quercus castaneifolia||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841477||Holm oak - Quercus ilex||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841495||Lucombe oak - Quercus x hispanica 'lucombeana'||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841503||Turner's oak - Quercus x turneri||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841512||Indian horse chestnut - Aesculus indica 'Sidnrey Pearce'||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841530||Sweet chestnut - Castanea sativa||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841549||Corsican pine - Pinus nigra laricio||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841576||North American tulip tree - Liriodendron tulipifera||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841602||Caucasian elm - Zelkova carpinifolia||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841611||False acacia - Robinia pseudocacia||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841657||Oriental plane - Platanus orientalis||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841666||Pagoda tree - Styphnolobium japonicum||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A80841693||Stone pine - Pinus pinea||July 6, 2011||YES|
|A84729603||Gerald the Pornographic Elephant and his 'Groupies'||August 1, 2011||YES|
|A87767527||The Hooden Horse||September 20, 2012||YES|
|A295418||Dominoes||May 4, 2000|
|A295463||Maidenhair tree - Ginkgo biloba||May 2, 2000|
|A1067834||Countryside Etiquette||Aug 29, 2003|
|A13045934||Peripheral Oedema (Swelling of the Ankles)||Aug 16, 2006|
|A14018951||'After Eight' Chocolate Mints||Oct 4, 2006|
|A2027008||The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||Jan 5, 2004|
|A2466100||How to Practise Music||Jun 17, 2004|
|A30924687||How to Use Rubber Gloves Properly||Feb 15, 2008|
|A51822902||Purple||May 29, 2009|
|A87760218||June Rhymes with Moon, and Researchers Sing in the Shower>||June 25, 2012|
|A87761587||How to Enjoy Visiting Historical Sites||Jul 31, 2012|
|A877754431||Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, England, UK||Jul 15, 2012|
|A285185||The Rhinoceros||June 25, 2012|
|A266726||Chemistry of Autumn Colours|
|A295463||Maidenhair tree - Ginkgo biloba|
|A17231393||Common Pheasant and Relatives|
|A1835572||Beginner's Guide to Wrapping Presents|
|A51607037||The Swastika and the Sauvastika|
|A52007041||London Cabbies' Shelters|
|A80841440||English Oak - Quercus robur|
|A80841459||Chestnut-leaved oak - Quercus castaneifolia|
|A80841477||Holm oak - Quercus ilex|
|A80841495||Lucombe oak - Quercus x hispanica 'lucombeana'|
|A80841503||Turner's oak - Quercus x turneri|
|A80841512||Indian horse chestnut - Aesculus indica 'Sidnrey Pearce'|
|A80841530||Sweet chestnut - Castanea sativa|
|A80841549||Corsican pine - Pinus nigra laricio|
|A80841693||Stone pine - Pinus pinea|
|A80841576||North American tulip tree - Liriodendron tulipifera|
|A80841602||Caucasian elm - Zelkova carpinifolia|
|A80841611||False acacia - Robinia pseudocacia|
|A80841657||Oriental plane - Platanus orientalis|
|A80841666||Pagoda tree - Styphnolobium japonicum|
|A84729603||Gerald the Pornographic Elephant and his 'Groupies'|
|A87767527||The Hooden Horse|
Quote of the Day-'Is where you live likely to be affected by natural disaster' - 27/06/08.
Quote of the Day-'Please can I stress the importance of ICEing your phone???'- 07/08/08.
Quote of the Day-'Here's to a good Mini-meet.' - 09/04.13.
I am also an avid King Arthur fan, running at approximately 70 books, and increasing. (collected not written...I wish I had the time...)
Keen on the environment and all things to do with Natural History. I regularly visit WWT London Wetland Centre, although I am not a twitcher. I do know the difference between a sparrow and a swan, as I've never seen a swan on a bird-table.(ps, London Wetlands comes highly recommended.)
I enjoy films, real ale (surprise, surprise) and conversation. Music tastes are mixed and many, currently enjoying light-classical and folk. Sports interests are International Rugby, Tour de France, and GP, again watching, not participating.
I am also very keen on Cookery, although I don't do as much as I should as I make too much which means waste. I particularly like Curries etc, home-made from the original spices, but have been known to cheat.
Please contact me for an exchange of recipes, good, bad or indifferent. Do stop by and try.
I am not greatly keen on chocolate , sweets or desserts . but I'll leave some here... all washed down with as I'm a friendly chap
I also have a slight problem with modern music. Getting old? Probably. I enjoy cycling although have only just got a new bike. I am not very sporting, and have a great aversion to Football. (Does darts count as a sport??)
Stop a while and have an or two and a chat
Leave me a message if you need to contact me.
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