I am a retired architect. I have my own house. I have
also been an art
dealer in my past and have an interesting collection
of New Zealand art
that I have acquired over the years. Needless
to say I am rather
passionate about the visual arts.
I am told that I appear much younger in looks and and
is good for the ego, but it doesn't go to my
head. I am also described
as a really nice guy. And I think generally
I am. I have a positive
outlook on life and long ago dealt to any baggage
I may have had.
So you could say that I am comfortable with myself.
I am thoughtful,
honest and open and expect the same from others.
I have a generous
nature and I am caring and compassionate and
have a real need to care.
Lived in Fiji for 8 years which had a profound effect
on my life and values.
I came to value the richness and diversity of other
I think young. So I can act outrageously at times.
But I need my quiet
and more reflective times too. I keep exploring new
ideas and new technology.
Music: Jazz, blues, rock principally. A rather eclectic
Food: Will eat just about anything and I love dining
out with great company.
I eat healthily but can indulge occasionally!
Drink: Wine is bit of a passion. Love vineyards! Spent
a week in Hawkes
Bay over one Easter doing the vineyards.
Travel: More please. Love getting out of Auckland even
if it is to Matakana
for the day, Hawkes Basy for Easter or anywhere in
the world. Would rather
stay in a backpackers and meet people from all
over the world than book
into yet another annonymous hotel. Places I
would like to visit are South
America, North Africa, South Africa, Turkey, Greece,
Spain, Italy etc. Asia
is not that important.
Exploring: I like discovering new things and having
Friends: Enjoy sharing ideas and conversing and joking
with friends. Must
have a quick wit, a great sense of humour including
a sense of the ridiculous
and black humour when appropriate and not offensive.
Humour is what gets
us through the hard times.
Sport: My active participation was working out at the
gym 3 days a week
but now it is walking, walking & Tai Chi. Enjoy
watching rugby tests on TV
Non Sporting: Reading, movies, watching a couple of
good movies on DVDs,
board games, mah jong, talking and expanding my base
Kids: And yes I do have 4 kids but they are all adults
now with their own
families. So I have no dependents. I do hope that
anybody I meet will get
on with my kids and vice versa. Kids and you I hope
would like each other.
Having said that my girls try me badly but that is
not the way I want it.
My family is quite important to me.
Animals: I love cats
Favourite Quotations: "Carpe Diem"and "Nils Carborundum