English and Drama Teacher, 40, Windsor, Berkshire, South East (UK)
I love my job! How often do you hear that? Extremely hard work, but never a dull moment.

Languages Spoken:

Musical Instruments played:
Piano, Violin, I come from a family of musicians, so not surprisingly, music plays a big part in my life. I'm a keen singer and had lessons in my youth. I must admit here though, that my knowledge of obscure pop music is limited and I'm therefore useless in your average pub-quiz music round. Ask me anything you like about Bach and Purcell though!

Music Enjoyed:
Blues, Choral, Classical, Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Opera

Sports and exercise:
Rugby, Swimming

Interests and activities:
Acting, Art, Ballet, Concerts, Cooking, Eating Out, Friends, History, Pubs, Reading, Sculpture, Singing, Theatre, Walking

Newspapers and magazines:
Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, The Times

, About a Boy - Nick Hornby, Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt, Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding, Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks, Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres, Harry Potter - J K Rowling, Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare. I read a huge amount, and almost anything I can lay my hands on.

Favourite Films:
Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, I absolutely love Richard Curtis things; probably because they're slightly whimsical and always end happily!

Enjoyable evening out:
Art Gallery, Cinema, Meal, Pub, Wine bar, Musical, Theatre

Favourite Dishes:
Lobster Thermidor, Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding, Smoked Salmon, Steak and chips, Tomato + Mozarella salad, Any well made, fresh food is fine by me. Particularly if I don't have to do the washing up afterwards!

Ideal Holiday:
Driving slowly around Ireland, Learning to paint in Provence, Safari in Africa, Skiing in the alps, I love breath taking scenery, so any good holiday has to include plenty of `wow' factor.

In another life:
Leonardo Da Vinci, Mozart, Picasso, an author, a film director, a musician

Affectionate, Ambitious, Caring, Cautious, Cheerful, Friendly, Humorous, Imaginative, Intellectual, Proactive, Romantic, Sociable