I am a quiet, thoughtful person, not really into wild nightlife and excess. I like getting to know people one on one rather than in large groups. I am interested in antiques and period architecture and decor. I also like mechanical musical instruments such as pianos and organs that operate automatically from perforated paper rolls. I have a large 1911 vintage pipe organ and two grand pianos in my home that can play by themselves. I also collect gramophone records and like music from the twenties and thirties. I also like opera, one of my favourite singers in Cecilia Bartoli. My favourite author is E. F Benson and his Lucia series from the the 20's and 30's which highlights the character's foibles in an endearing manner that I can relate to. When I travel I like to check out the usual galleries and museums but also seek out gardens and period architecture and interiors.