Professional details now on Linked In
I treasure the quality of friendships made in the recent and also less recent past, and more importantly which I continue to develop and enjoy. Friendship to me reflects shared values, an open and tolerant disposition, loyalty and the ability to laugh. It must work both ways. I value my independence and periods of solitude but always have time for a friend wanting to chat.
My interests are diverse.
Around about 2012 I started to help with the bookkeeping work of a small national charity called TransMediaWatch which campaigns to improve the reporting on Transgender and Intersex issues in the UK media. I became Treasurer in May 2013.
I read widely and enjoy a mix of fact (History, Global development & finance, Art and fiction (eg Faulks, Proulx, Ishiguro, Pamuk, various dead Greek too)). A wonderful outlet for my broad range of interest has been the "WeAreExplore".
Politically I am best described as economically conservative (I spend my own money best) and socially liberal. (do with your own life as you will but do not be unkind to others). It is important to care for those less fortunate than ourselves and it is somthing I try to do via my voluntary work and donations to organisations I care about in partticular.
Exercise mainly involves twice weekly yoga sessions plus walking by the coast.
My Celtic blood predisposes me towards the pub scene although I happily spend less time there than I used to as other activities fill more of my recreational time. Nowadays I find that live music is the main draw for several local pubs or for a chat and catch up with friends. Cinema, theatre and comedy club outings also help me to relax.
Social networking is via Linked In for Business, Twitter @fionamaccarthy for spur of the moment thought. Also on facebook with whom I have had a love hate friendship over the years (its manipulative) and I dont like being a puppet