...are my favourite non-fiction books. Yours also?
I was born in Malaysia in 1963. We (my family) moved to London in 1970. That is where I spent my formative years and so where I grew up. Hence I am culturally English. My ethnicity is Indian (Sikh). We then moved to Australia in 1979. I am an Australian citizen.
Leading a simple and debt-free life (and owning property outright), I am of independent means. I gave up employment (due to unpleasant workplaces) in 2004. Being home all the time, my daily routine involves studying (as an autodidact) mathematics and physics interspersed with thoughts and/or memories of life pre-1980.
In Australia, winter is my favourite season from a personal comfort standpoint. Also, it allows me to wear sweaters and sports jackets.
Non-negotiable (unless we have children): I need at least eight hours sleep almost every night.
Non-negotiable: I take five hours to get ready (including breakfast) each and every morning. Blissful!
Listening to recorded music gives me enormous pleasure. The format of the music in question is L.P. records because I prefer to listen to completely analogue recordings. I still have all my records from the very first one I purchased around 1975! Lately I have added jazz records from the 1950's and 1960's (Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie) and "The Beatles In Mono" 14-LP boxed set to my collection.
I had the most wonderful childhood in London. Lessons: ballroom dancing, horse riding, piano. Being a Boy Scout. Being an RAF cadet. To me, it was the 1970's only yesterday!
On television, I watch only British programmes. My favourite situation comedy is "As Time Goes By".
Not a day passes when I do not wonder what my life would have been like had we remained in Britain. Neither the passage of time nor the tyranny of distance has diminished my attachment to London. I therefore will always remain a Londoner at heart.
There is nothing I would like better than to return to the U.K. permanently and so I would be willing to relocate for the right woman.
About his ideal match
A woman who reflects, in many ways, my upbringing and values. A woman who does not think "tradition" is outdated and therefore will not settle for anything less than marriage.
A lady who: is culturally British; is of good character; has outstanding morals; has no body piercings (except ears) or tattoos; does not use foul language; does not gamble; has never smoked; has never taken drugs; has had a private school education; would like to turn the clock back to the 1970's or the 1960's or the 1950's or some time even earlier!!!
Perhaps we would have even more in common such as the following. Perhaps you have never forgotten the lessons that your parents and maybe even your grandparents taught you when you were growing up - how to be a decent human being. Perhaps you never allowed peer pressure to compromise your fundamental values and standards. Perhaps you are a lady of independent means. I am in favour of pre-nuptial agreements and would be quite happy to sign yours. If you do work, perhaps it is only because you enjoy what you do and not because you need the money. Perhaps like me, rather than using a digital diary, you continue to write in a Filofax with a fountain pen. Perhaps, like me, you have absolutely no interest in "social media". Perhaps you are young enough for us to start a family after marriage. If you are too old to have children, perhaps you would be content with just the two of us. Perhaps...
I would hope you are a lady who enjoys conversation about anything and everything; conversing one-to-one or in a select group of like-minded individuals.
Let us enjoy cultural pursuits within Great Britain. Historic buildings/places. Exhibitions. Galleries. Museums. Parks/gardens. City life and/or village life. Socialising.
I now firmly believe that the right woman for me is somewhere in the U.K. only (culturally alike). Although it has taken me thirty-plus years to realise this, I do hope I am not too late!!!
If I am (mostly) what you are looking for then I very much look forward to hearing from you.