Archive for the Hobbies Category

Irishman looking for love in London

Irishman looking for love in London

What’s on offer: I’m a vibrant man already enjoying a full life with various interests and passions. A couple of my life philosophies: less is more, and work to live not live to work. I’m not looking for another half, as I believe we are all whole. Much of the time I’m thoughtful, friendly, sincere, […]

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I love music… any kind of music!

I love music... any kind of music!

I’ve enjoyed music as long as I remember. In my teens I liked Elton John and Rod Stewart and the more fashionable David Bowie thanks to my brother Peter. A little later in 1977 the punk thing exploded, and its close first cousin New Wave. I hung out with a few guys who were well […]

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Scrabble Beyond The Parlour

Scrabble Beyond The Parlour

I’ve been playing competitive Scrabble for almost 25 years now, and I often meet people who say “I’m really good at Scrabble”. I ask them one simple question “Do you know all your twos?” And invariably I get a glazed look coming back at me. I know instantly they are not serious Scrabble players. 2 […]

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Jazz Clap Goop

Jazz Clap Goop

I love food, but for a long time I’ve been harbouring the thought that preparing meals is all too much bother! What with first finding a recipe, then sourcing the ingredients and finally prepping and cooking the meal which often takes 10 minutes to eat and several hours to prepare. Well I decided to drop […]

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Boys and their toys

Boys and their toys

There’s a saying “You’re never too old to have a happy childhood”, and maybe it was a combination of hearing this, and my partner Claire introducing me to her vast cuddly toy collection from childhood that prompted me recently to start collecting teddy bears. In the past I’ve enjoyed collecting vinyl, wristwatches and chairs. Being […]

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