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Florette

66 – Taunton, Somerset, England

Someone to laugh and share things with again, then see what happens?

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Online: More than 6 months ago

Modified: More than 6 months ago

About her

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Taunton, Somerset, England
Gender:
Female
Age:
66
Star sign:
Leo
Height:
5' 5" (165cm)
Body type:
Slim
Looks:
Attractive
Hair colour:
Greying
Eye colour:
Hazel
Marital status:
Ask me later
Looking for:
Activity partners; Friends; Let's see what happens; A short-term relationship; A long-term relationship
Have children:
No
Want children:
Ask me later
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
University / College student
Occupation:
Arts / Music / Writing
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
French; Italian; Spanish
Religion:
Ask me later

About her ideal match

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Within 40 miles of postcode district TA21 (Wellington)
Gender:
Male
Age range:
55 - 70
Star sign:
Any
Height:
5' 9" (174cm) - 6' 1" (186cm)
Body type:
Average
Looks:
Average
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Decidedly important
Marital status:
Never Married; Widowed
Have children:
Any
Want children:
Any
Daily diet:
Any
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
University / College student; Further education; University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Arts / Music / Writing; Food / Catering; Medical / Dental / Veterinary; Retired; Self-employed; Student; Teaching / Education / Training; Science / Engineering / Research; Consultancy / Design; Home maker; IT / Telecoms
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English; French
Other languages:
French; Italian; Spanish
Religion:
Agnostic; Christian / Protestant; Spiritual, but not religious
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In Her Own Words

About her

Not long ago I re-read my first attempt at profile details and decided they needed a radical update; they made me sound OK but, honestly, rather dull which frankly I'm not.  Not when I last noticed any how..

So, the basics are that I now live alone having lost my husband to the vile predations of cancer several years ago.  I'm a country lover - although I do enjoy the excitement and buzz of cities for holidays once in a while - and share my picturesque small cottage with my cat and the garden with the very varied bird-life.

I am retired, having spent a working life in the visual arts - children's book illustrator for 30 odd years - and come from a family of artists.  I have no kids but am very close to my siblings and have a wide circle of friends from all walks of life, not just the arts. I have taken up singing again after many years neglect and perform regularly with several choirs as well as enjoying one-to-one singing lessons.

In addition to singing, I enjoy practising my French - which is fluent - and my Italian - which is less so! - at conversation clubs and manage to get over to France pretty frequently, where I have friends and family.  For relaxation, I enjoy reading,  pottering in my garden, walking and riding my bike when the weather is kind, also going to concerts, listening to the radio or watching telly - the iPlayer is great for that, you just get what you want.  In that regard, I am reasonably computer savvy, but prefer Apple to PCs any day.

As to beliefs and philosophy, I attend church regularly - for the music mostly! - and am organised and methodical in most things, preferring tidy to untidy. My sense of humour is good when there's someone around to laugh with, which is one of the things I miss most now I'm on my own.
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So if you think you might be that special someone to share a giggle or a guffaw over a glass of good wine and then see what happens, I'd love to hear from you?

About her ideal match

A first thought is that I'd prefer someone who understands what it's like to lose a partner, but realistically, if that's not possible, then I'd like to meet someone of about my own age who can make time for a caring, nurturing, supportive relationship, is articulate and able to express his views and opinions with knowledge, clarity and - when needed - a little self-deprecating humour! Someone fun to be with, ready to explore some new ideas and experiences and who can make me feel secure and valued in the relationship.

Music is important to me - this is the Classic fm dating site, after all! - and I'd love to find someone with an interest in singing or maybe play an instrument or two. I've always had a pipe-dream of living in a house with a grand piano, even better a 'music room', lovely..

And that's not forgetting that I'm a visual artist in my own right - haven't worked since my husband died - so equally it'd be nice to bump into someone on that wave-length, maybe a painter, designer, architect or other creative professional, to work with or simply visit exhibitions..

And that's not even mentioning my interests in history and heritage, particularly historic gardens..

And if all that seems a scarily wide brief, please don't worry - the grand piano thing really is just a pipe-dream! - I'm not expecting a Mr Right who can tick all of those boxes, just one or two would be fine to be going on with..!

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More about her

Personality traits
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Ruled by:
The head
Personality traits:
Generous; Loving; Loyal; Philosophical; Realistic; Sensible; Thoughtful
Valued qualities:
Friendliness; Humour; Kindness; Patience; Tolerance
More physical characteristics
Eyesight:
I wear bifocals
Fashion sense:
Alternative (I'm stylish in my own special way)
Hair style:
Short; It has its moods
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Date activities:
A music concert; Dinner at a restaurant; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk
Cuisine:
French; Italian
Music preferences:
Classical; Opera
Books:
Fiction; History
TV programmes:
Documentaries; Dramas; Educational; Nature/Wildlife
Interests:
Gardening; Music; Painting; Photography; Singing; Voluntary work
Sports:
Walking
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Organised
Time at work:
I'm retired
Time online:
I check in once a day
Cooking:
I quite like cooking
Dining out:
I only eat out on special occasions
Animals:
I love my pet(s)
Family size:
I've got a brother and a sister
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Current relationship:
I'm single
Reading:
I read books regularly
Likes & dislikes
Pets (Have):
Cat(s); Fish
The deep stuff
Dream home:
In the country
Politics:
Liberal
Honesty:
This is an unfair question
Feelings about using Classic FM Romance:
Nervous; Curious