I'm articulate, well educated and open minded. Fragile yet strong, independent yet needly, passionate, sensitive, loyal and fiery. I smile as much as my photos suggest. I say what I mean and mean what I say - not always my most popular trait! But I am one you can totally trust.
I like to enjoy life, have fun and experience new adventures - I truly adore travelling and encountering different cultures. I'm warm, caring, tactile and love to be hugged! I'm sure I have the same highs and lows in life as everyone else. I like to think I have survived and learnt from those experiences. I am a genuine person and hope I have a lot to offer.
I love dressing up but I am just as happy in jeans and a t-shirt. I would love to explore the world, take walks in the park/countryside, go to the cinema, theatre, shows, learn tennis, eat great food (cooked by you?), drink fine wine, cosy up on the sofa and just be romantic. I am a bit shy and reserved at first but find I can shine in the right company. I am a very private person, do not like crowds and am much better on a one to one basis or in small groups. Although I am not an extrovert, I have a good sense of humour and have learnt to laugh at myself as much as everyone else seems to! I'll give most things a try - once anyway - and they'll always get my best effort.
More? I love chocolate, champagne, log fires, beautiful sunsets, the smell of garlic cooking in the kitchen, the late afternoon sun, the sound of the sea to put you to sleep, dressing up in high heels, the way someone looks at you and you just melt, taking a chance, cooked breakfasts, reading the papers in bed, pina coladas, pretty colours (pink!), classical guitar, opera, fresh cut grass, perfect tea and toast, reading a book that takes you along for the ride, big hot baths in stunning hotels, coffee and walnut cake with a Starbucks coffee, children laughing, flowers - especially poppies, being busy and being lazy, being on my own but being with someone else even more.
About her ideal match
I am looking for a man who is kind, intelligent, chatty, caring, sincere, moral, romantic, honest and fun with a great and mischievous sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye! Someone who can make me laugh (I find it difficult to be with someone when laughter is absent)...and not get cross when I can't make a decision straight away! Someone who will challenge me to new adventures. Someone with a bit of an edge who will bring out the wilder side in me. Someone who enjoys intelligent conversation as well as silent moments. I am attracted to kindness and integrity. Ideally, he must love the idea of a small ready built family (I have an 18 year old daughter) and animals and maybe he's someone who comes with both! Not a pre-requisite but it would be nice if he enjoys cooking too.
I am not looking for a one night stand but a relationship that will develop...someone I can tell anything to and he listens with an open mind, doesn't judge or criticise (or laugh too loudly if it's silly!). I need a lover, a best friend, someone to laugh and cry with and someone to come home to. If you tell me I'm only friend material, I'll take that as a compliment because good friends are precious.
You are single (not separated) and looking for a loving, committed relationship and are prepared to work to achieve it. You are a good communicator and not afraid of picking up the phone...someone who is busy but not so busy that they can't spend time cultivating a relationship. I'm not interested in playing games except sudo-ku which I'd love to teach you if you haven't discovered it already.