My name is Rebecca; I'm 31 years old and live in London, England. I am a warm friendly person with a keen interest in the world around me, and I love to share ideas and hear other peoples perspectives. I like talking about deep subjects and enjoy partaking in meaningful conversation but I am also humorous and playful, and like making others smile. And I've been told I make a very honest, supportive and loyal friend. :-)
In my daily life I enjoy talking long walks within natural surroundings and going to old cemeteries/churchyards because they are beautiful and poetic; I often take my camera as I’m a keen amateur photographer.
I collect vintage teddy bears up to circa 1960 and I'm heavily into times gone by generally, I particularly love vintage portrait photography, old postcards, classic poetry, old black and white films.
I love animals both wild and domestic; I have a number of animal friends myself. I'm a dog lover and prefer dogs to cats (but I can get on fine with cat people too!). I thought I'd mention this as I'm likely to get offended if you hate dogs.
I am a forthright passionate person with a strong personal code of ethics but I’m polite and civil even in disagreement as I prefer to be a peace maker rather than breaker. I am not one of those people that demand life on my terms nor do I deem those with opposing views to my own as lesser people. In a debate, someone is more likely to win me over if they present their case reasonably, as I am very open minded and interested in hearing other perspectives, histrionics get nowhere with me as I dislike drama queens!
My friends don’t have to come from similar roots, be of the same race, financial background or vote for the same political party as me. All I ask is people are not sexist, raciest, homophobic or religiously bigoted. Nowadays, I'd class myself as a humanist but I greatly admire Buddhism and as I love nature the wicca faith fascinate me... but I'm happy to be friends with anyone open minded, whatever faith. :-)
I have multiple and varied interests (see list below), and would love to meet people that share some of my interests.I like to read:
-Secret Agent novels
-Detective Sleuth Stories/Novels
-Fiction set in WWII
-Classic Children’s fiction from Alice in Wonderland to Paddington Bear and beyond.
-Professional Psychiatry and Psychology books meant for those in the profession.
-Criminal psychology books.
-Books dealing with the history and psychology of war and dictators.
-Numerous biographies from Oscar Wilde to Frederick Nietsche.Favourite Kinds of Movies: (Most of my favourite films were made before 1980 but I do like some modem films)
-Warm funny classic comedy films from the 1940s – 60s (mostly British made films starring the likes of Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howard, Sid James, Norman Wisdom, Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, but some American stuff too, such as Laurel and Hardy, Albert and Costello and random American movies from that era)Favourite Actors and Actresses:
Peter Cushing, Cary Grant, Richard Burton, Derek Jacobi, Vincent Price, Ralph Bates, Deborah Kerr. Television: I like crime dramas such as
-Sherlock Holmes (made by Grandra Television, starring Jeremy Brett)
-Dalziel and Pascoe
-Miss Marple (made by the BBC, starring Joan Hickson)
-The Murdoch Mysteries
-Father Dowling Mysteries
-Columbo I like watching political and current affairs programs such as
-Question Time (BBC1), This Week (BBC1), Sky News Press Review (at 11:30pm nightly), Prime Minsters Questions, Dispatches (Channel Four), Andrew Marr Show (BBC), Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman (BBC2)I like documentaries on…
-Criminals, and Crime Prevention Forces
-Psychology and Sociology
-Inventions and construction Music:
Many kinds from classical to dark wave but I am repulsed by music with extremely superficial selfish or crude lyrics and no tone, notably R n’ B and Hip-hop (horrible!) People I’d like to meet, living or dead, in no particular order: Buddha, Oscar Wilde, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Brett, Dalai Lama, John Thaw, Leonard Cohen, Jesus, Kenneth Williams, Basil Rathbone, Ludwig II (King of Bavaria), David Suchet, Boudicca (powerful female figure from British history - that's how women should be, I find very girly girls annoying!).Favourite Domestic Animals:
Dog, Horse, Mice, Fish (especially fantail goldfish and Corydoras/ Catfish).Favourite Wild Animals:
Deer, Harvest Mouse, Bats, Blackbird, British Sparrow, Wandering Albatross, Penguins (especially Jackass and Adélie), Beluga Whale Favourite plant life:
Williow, Cedar and Oak trees.Favourite temperature:
Cool and breezy
I don’t update my journal daily nor do I read my friends journals every day (sometimes I’ll update one day and read my friends journals a day or two later, depending on time permitting), as I don’t like to be on the internet too much but I am genuinely interested in the people I choose to friend on LJ and look forward to forming positive journal based communications. :)