Retired civil servant. I am very considerate and friendly person - my friends tell me I am funny (in a good way I hope). I have a partner, Carol who is a retired teacher, and a son and daughter - both grown up. My interests are travel, art, theatre (especially Shakespeare), literature and cinema, I love 1940's Hollywood movies and 19th century literature though I do read and watch more modern books/movies too. I like food, from fine dining to beans on toast and like cooking. I also like football and tennis. I have visited most European countries, the US and Canada. I speak basic French and a little German. Carol and I would be clean, considerate, polite and friendly guests. Life motto = take everything in life seriously except yourself.