Consistently told I am 'a catch' I am still waiting to be caught, which i admit has something to do with my availability in addition to being determined not to settle for the sake of company.
Calm and attentive , ( professional 'listener' ) and not the kind to seek to dramatise ,more of a problem solver. Attractive and friendly, I make easy conversation .
Loving, empathetic , tactile , funny, irreverent and occasionally, surprisingly overt in my humour. Even at work..gasp! since my job can be fraught with desperate situations, I have developed coping strategies and significantly the ability to identify irony and humour with the aim of maintaining my sanity and that of others( I'm always sensitive).
There is now time for me ; to travel , extend my cultural experience, to eat out, meet friends, go shopping, play sport - do whatever I fancy . My three children are independent and successful , so rarely need me these days. I work hard but am ready to apply focus to someone special. I consider myself an exciting proposition ,sexy, independent, fit ( apart from the occasional back twinge) and contented ( unless its been a bad day at the office) female . My fitness is important to me so if you fancy a smash on the tennis court, some determined cycling , a race across the park or a sweaty work out at the gym....i can match you.
I will struggle on skis (injured at 15 and didnt get back on) and at sailing (I managed to capsize a pico on holiday this year but would love to keep trying!) and have not been on a horse in years.
My interests are varied and include Impressionist art (Claude Monet , Beach in Pourville and Impression,Sunrise are my favourites). Opera makes me emotional ; I adore Madame Butterfly.
Favourite leisure reading includes most of the crime and legal authors. I write at work and should now explore my capacity to write for leisure.
My most memorable experience ( apart from being a mother) was achieved atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge; simply awesome.
About her ideal match
Want to run screaming into the wind on occasions? I could do that with you. I am seeking a well adjusted and philosophical bloke with baggage essentiaI - since if you reach middle years without any then what have you been doing?! A hint of wackiness and spontaneity would match my style also.
I have no interest in whether you can cook, garden, decorate /DIY etc
If that 'thing' exists between us then nothing is as important. If you have children though- it is important to me that you have an excellent relationship with them and their mother.
The person that does it for me will be confident in themselves and in their professional life- also worldly, kind and empathetic to others. Honesty is important to me and so I would prefer my companion to be comfortable enough to express themselves openly.The initial attraction is important but sometimes we cannot answer why we might be attracted to some but not others, so there can be no exact recipe for this, which is why my inclination is not to pre judge or over anticipate. Fun is key here..... its a short word but with big impact when communicating with others, and which helps when recognising that hoped for connection. A shared sense of humour can be quickly identified and is essential since i like to laugh and enjoy relaxing times with my friends.
('Fun' does not mean 'sex' where women are concerned- at least those women, genuine, philosophical and open men might wish to pursue further)
But sex is also important and if the connection is not evident then intimacy will not naturally follow.
Can you be creative? With words especially.... eloquent men are attractive to me. I love to play with poetry and the written word myself.
I have been in a long marriage where for many years i was feeling suffocated - so my independence and freedom is important. I would therefore hope any new acquaintance can accept that i need my space.