Thursday, July 14, 2005

A Bit About Me

You are currently reading this page, and I don't know who you are. You might be me while I edit this page, a bored friend or colleague trying to avoid doing something more constructive, or someone who might be interested in employing me.

This is worrying, as it means I have to be correct in spelling and grammar, and appear interesting and amusing, while simultaneously being responsible, professional and intelligent. If you want a more formal description of who I am, why not have a look at my C.V. It is guaranteed to be completely honest, though probably quite boring.

At the moment I live in Oxford, and work in London, taking the train every day. I am a member of St. Ebbes church. I might see you at the 6.30 service or Roots, and really enjoy helping with the sound desk.

Most of my spare time is taken up with dancing, with as many different styles as I can try. At the moment this is mostly modern jive, lindy hop, and west coast swing. Modern Jive is both at Ceroc, sometime in Kidlington or Oxford Town Centre and at Jive+. West coast swing is Paul Warden's classes in Oxford organised by Jive+. Lindy Hop I don't social dance anywhere regularly, but will be around at most of the weekends, including Camp Savoy, Swing Jam, Beach Boogie Swing, Hop the Castle, etc. I used to do a lot of Aerials with Andy and Rena at Jump 'n' Jive, but haven't done so many lately, and with Ruth Etherington was UK Aerials Champion at Beach Boogie in 2003.

For the last four years I've been studying for an Open University degree in Psychology. I'm nearing the end (final exam October 2005) with a sense of relief, but it's been fascinating.

Other things which I've done more of in the past, but don't do so much now include playing Go, juggling, most adventurous sports (rock climbing, walking, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, x-country & downhill). I've done a sponsored parachute jump with the Red Devils, a short course in Hang-Gliding, and have done my CBT and theory test for my motorcycle license, but haven't got around to the real test yet.

© Nick Fortescue 1997-2005

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