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issitheteacher  
Retired teacher
I'm 66 and from Edinburgh, Central Scotland, Scotland (UK)
I'm looking for a woman
I'm interested in: Friends, Social Networking, Romance or Long Term Relationship
[Last logged on : quite some time ago]
Own hair, own teeth, own old age pension.
OK. I'm a 65 year old retired teacher. After serving 40 years at the chalk face I am finally free. I've been a widow for 14 years. There have been a couple of (failed) relationships since then. However, I do miss having a man in my life for lots of reasons. I am fortunate in that I have many good friends, so am never short of people to do things with. The trouble is that I have no-one to do NOTHING with. Someone to just be there, a shoulder to cry on or to cuddle. Someone to just be there when I'm watching TV or reading. It would be great to have a like-minded person to go for a walk with, to have a coffee and a blether, to go out for a meal with, to dance with or even go on holiday with. It would be lovely to be needed again.
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Basic Info
Marital Status Widowed
Has Children No
Would like children? No
Hair Color Blonde
Height 5' 2'' (1.57m)
Religion None Selected
Smokes No
Dietary Preferences No Restrictions
Star Sign Sagittarius
Orientation Straight
Heritage None Selected
Education Prof Quals
Eye Colour Blue
Body Type Slim
Politics Centre
Drinks Social drinker
Like Animals Yes
   
Occupation:
Retired primary teacher
Education:
Highers, Teacher training college.
Heritage:
Scottish mother, Polish father (came here during WW2).
Religion:
Episcopalian. However have doubts about the exclusivity of Christianity. The bit in the Bible about "my father's house has many mansions," resonates with me. I hope there is a God.
Politics:
Started off as a Socialist. However, was it Churchill who said, "He who is not a socialist before the age of 30 has no heart. He who is a socialist after 30 has no brain."? Sort of middle of the road. Definitely not S.N.P.
Appearance:
Slim, blonde, no beauty but can scrub up well. 5'2". Blue (ish) eyes.
Languages Spoken:
French, Have a few words and phrases of Polish. My life's work seem to be trying to get better at French.
Musical Instruments played:
None.
Music Enjoyed:
Blues, Classical, Folk, Heavy Rock, Opera, Pop, Soft Rock, 60s music, 70s music, Like all sorts. Depends on the mood I'm in!
Sports and exercise:
Aerobics, Gym, Running, Swimming, T'ai Chi
Interests and activities:
Art, Computers, Concerts, Cooking, Countryside, Dancing (ballroom), ...nightclub, Eating Out, Friends, Gardening, Health and Fitness, History, Internet, Meditation, Painting, Politics, Pubs, Reading, Shopping, Theatre, Travel, TV, Voluntary Work, Walking
Animals and Pets:
Used to have a black Labrador. Wouldn't be fair having a dog now as I'm often away.
Newspapers and magazines:
The Times
Books:
Agatha Christie, Armistead Maupin, Charles Dickens, Dan Brown, Iain Banks, Ian Fleming, Ian Rankin, J K Rowling, James Patterson, John Grisham, John Le Carré, Louis de Bernieres, Lynda La Plante, Maeve Binchy, Muriel Spark, Ruth Rendell, Sebastian Faulks, Stephen King, I'm an eclectic reader. If I've got nothing else I'll read the sauce bottle label.
Favourite Films:
Casablanca, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, Some Like It Hot, I like all sorts of films. One of my favourites is "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne. Total escapism.
Enjoyable evening out:
Cinema, Restaurant, Pub, Wine bar, Musical, Theatre, I enjoy art galleries and museums, but I think they're more day time activities. Going out for a meal would probably be top of my list.
Favourite Dishes:
A Chinese banquet, Lemongrass and ginger marinated chicken, Lobster Thermidor, Veal Escalope, I'm quite an adventurous eater and would probably try something I've never had before. I love seafood. However, there's nothing wrong with a decent fish supper occasionally. Again, it depends on the mood I'm in. I love cooking, but really miss cooking for someone else.
Ideal Holiday:
Learning to paint in Provence, Lying on a beach in the Caribbean, I love holidays. Scotland can be beautiful (I've just come back from Orkney). However I do love sunshine. France is definitely my favourite country. Saying that, there are many places in the world I've yet to visit.
In another life:
Picasso, a dolphin, an author, a travel writer, That's a hard one! Never thought about it before.
Personality:
Affectionate, Adventurous, Caring, Cautious, Cheerful, Confident, Considerate, Different, Friendly, Generous, Gregarious, Humorous, Imaginative, Independent, Loving, Reliable, Romantic, Sociable, Thoughtful, Tolerant, "Oh wid the power the giftie gie us, to see oorsels as ithers see us!"
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