Well for starters, it seems my cel phone has somehow managed to send "Hey there :)" messages to about six people I only viewed the profiles of. So if you received one of these silly message from me, sorry about that, it was my phone that sent it, not me - or I could blame my ineptitude with my Galaxy 4. I assure you if I send anyone a message I will make a much better effort than that!
If you message me and I don't reply it is because I don't feel that we'd make a good connection, but I do thank you for your interest and I wish you the best of luck in your search.
As you can see from my photos I like boats and horses. Those are my horses, Azul (Memphis Blue), Soly Doly (el Bebe) y Genio (el jefe). I'll be honest right up front, my horses are a really big part of my life.
I've done a lot of boating and fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island with friends and the interior lakes of British Columbia with my Dad. When I lived in Mexico I operated snorkel and fishing trips on pangas and a 42' Chris Craft. I am not really very good at fishing - my friends will attest to that - but I love being out on the water in any sized boat except a kayak. I do not understand the principle behind a boat that is designed to tip over.
I like lifting free weights. I find the rhythm of it soothing and relaxing, but then I always get bored with the routine and repetition and stop. I am not really the sort of person that cares for daily routine. I prefer variety in my life, but I do "routinely" walk 6 - 7 km per day to and from my office. I find I can "zone" quite happily when I walk so I don't notice the routine.
Being from BC originally, and then spending 14 years in Mexico where I created and successfully operated my very "off-the-beaten-path" adventure/eco tour company, I am really enjoying exploring the quaint little villages and small towns I've found while poking around southern Ontario. I've done quite a bit of exploring to the north and south west of Toronto (Sauble, Collingwood, Port Dover and a few wineries in the Niagara region). I think that the countryside I've seen is absolutely lovely but I have a lot of territory left to cover. I've always enjoyed mountain biking on trails and back roads, in fact I started my tour company in Mexico with mountain bike tours and branched out from there. I am somewhat out of practice since leaving Mexico for Toronto just over two years ago though and I'd like to get back into some mountain biking, or at least biking on trails here in Ontario.
I see that I have no fancy, dress up photos posted here - I look downright scruffy in some of them! I do clean up quite nicely and I have a walk-in closet full of high heels and nice clothes that I love wearing to the symphony, opera and live theatre which I attended on a regular basis the years I lived in Vancouver and whenever I could on my many visits to San Francisco and Mexico City during the last few years. For entertainment I also like; going out to movies; staying in and watching movies (curled up on the couch with Netflix on Hola and a glass of good wine works for me); NFL football live or on TV, GO BEARS! (yeah I know) and hockey live at pretty much any level from Bantam up.
I've never been married and I have no kids but I do like spending time with my teenage nieces and they and their whacky friends seem to like spending time with me too. Take this as a warning label if you like - I am extremely independent. I know what I want and I know how to get where I am going. I don't have any emotional baggage and I've even managed to cut my Samsonite baggage load in half when I travel. ;-) My main goal is to live my life as completely as possible and I think I do a really good job of that. I am successful and happy in my professional life. I currently hold a senior executive position in a fairly large international company and I also do consulting to a private client that I have worked with for years now. I'm entrepreneurial by nature and I keep busy with work. However; I still make time to enjoy life in general and special time with friends and loved ones is, for me, a priority. I find that I really fit best with others who are like myself on a professional basis because I enjoy the exchange of fresh ideas and different experiences.
I put Anglican for religion because I was confirmed as one when I was 12. Seriously, I am as lapsed as it is possible to be and I don't care what religion anyone practices as long as they leave me out of it.
I am an extremely happy, positive person who appreciates the absurd and welcomes the unexpected. I see no point in being unhappy when the world is so extraordinarily beautiful, so full of wonderful things and places to marvel at and explore. I believe that a positive attitude comes from within and that everyone's happiness is 100% their own responsibility. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or, rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." I rejoice. My mother always said I have more than a bit of the devil in me - but in a fun way.
My taste in music is very eclectic, I love almost all types of music (even bagpipes and accordion polkas). I like dancing and I would really love to have the opportunity to learn how to do fancy ballroom dancing. If anyone cares to dance like no one is watching and have some good laughs at the same time, I am on board with that. Last Tango in Toronto anyone? ;-)
The most important trait I think anyone can have is kindness. I am a kind person and I like to be around other people that are kind.
Words I live by
"If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and with the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed thy soul"
Edge Walk??? ;-) ha ha I WOULD like that but... OK, how about we fly to Paris for dinner? Yeah, neither is too realistic I suppose but a girl can dream right? I have only one request - please, please, nothing that involves "Timmy's"! (Just over two years here in Ontario and I still don't "get" the popularity of this particular establishment.)