I think that a great sense of fun and being able to laugh even in the worst situation is very important. I enjoy being with interesting, like minded convivial people. I dislike bad manners and cruelty to animals.Life is about exploration and the desire to enjoy each day as if it were the last. That can mean anything from a roaring fire on a cold rainy day, a drive down the coast with the top down, travel to the new and exotic, outdoor concerts, tropical sunsets, magnificent wine over intimate dinners, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton, a willingness to smile at the unexpected and laugh at the absurd. I am independent and successful I work as a Business Development and Communications Director. In my spare time, I write articles for the Times supplements and have poetry published. I joined this site for meeting new friends and maybe more? I am looking for friendship with new acquaintances outside of my work and current social environment. I am English, half Irish actually!! Hence the green eyes, pale skin and yes.....the freckles!! My mother is from Dublin?s fair city! I am someone who always wakes up with a smile, I adore convivial, intelligent people with a love of life and who are genuine and sincere. I love socialising with like-minded people confident yet compassionate and kind.Aristotle once said, "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies". I truly believe so and that is what drives us to seek the friendship and harmony of a best friend, a soul mate. We all have special qualities and uniqueness to offer, but with only limited time and opportunity to seek the right person for that special relationship.