Female , 51-55

I am single, happy, intelligent, clever, creative, quiet, calm, deep and insightful, some say wise, funny and the kind of person who can put a positive spin on just about anything. Would love to meet a special someone but don't think it will ever happen because although I can make Internet friends okay, in real life, few can get past the initial selection criteria. I love my freedom and am too self-sufficient and independent to compromise. I am an atheist and a non-drinker of alcohol. There goes at least 95 percent of the Australian population!

Last Seen Nov 12, 2012
Member Since Sep 09, 2009
Favorite Quote "to thine own self be true" - Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Vices Smoking. That's it, the only one.
Horoscope Sagittarius
Special day
Books The History of Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Music techno in the car, silence at home, Sisters of Mercy and Moody Blues when I am feeling nostalgic
Movies Man of La Mancha, Seven Samurai, Forrest Gump
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I Love Cesar Millan

He Should Get Some Kind Of Award for services to the dog owners who have no idea. Just watching his show on TV a few times taught me so much about how to be a good and responsible dog owner, how to have an obedient, happy dog. And... [more]
booklover56 has shared 2 Mature Experiences
  • I Am Estranged From Family Members

    Better Off Without Them  I am the second girl in a family of seven girls and one boy, who was the fifth child, all of us born one year apart.  For reasons which are only recently becoming clear, (yes, fo… [more]
  • I Have Transgender Children

    I Never Thought That I Would Be Mother Of The Bride  Well, I went out to the kitchen with the best intentions in the world of baking some biscuits to take with me on the round of calls I am planning to make this afternoon.  I made … [more]
  • I Dated Online

    It Didn't Work Out But I Am Not Sorry  One year ago today, I dipped my toe in the Internet pond for the first time by joining a penpal club online. blah, blah, scrolled through hundreds of profiles,  blah, blah, final… [more]
  • I Am A Sagittarius

    Who Shares My Birthday?  I've always wanted to meet someone born on the exact same day as me, just out of curiosity, to see if their life has been anything like mine. december 18, 1956… [more]
  • I hate Friday nights

    Posted on: October 23rd, 2009 at 5:03AM

    Saturday night's alright, Sunday tea-time I can get through, but Friday nights are hard to spend alone. … [more]


  • re: is chivalry really dead?

    Posted on: September 19th, 2009 at 5:07AM

    A little while ago, I asked this question on EP. I would like to say thank you to all of you who responded and add my own comments here. I didn't get a lot of answers but I was particularly struck by how often the opening of doors was mentioned, as if this was what defines chivalry in the minds of modern people. It stayed on the back burners of my brain while I did my work but once I was alone, I would be thinking about it and pondering the question "is chivalry dead". It's like saying "Do you love me?" And the next question to the logical mind is: "What is love?" And so I ask then: "What is chivalry?" How can chivalry be defined and expressed as something so much deeper than what should be… [more]


  • it's not easy being a mother

    Posted on: November 17th, 2009 at 1:55PM

    I am not sure if I can even write about this, if I can confine myself to keeping to the fine point it has come to. Well, I will try..... In a nutshell then, my son told me last night that if I choose to live in a lesbian relationship, then he won't want to know me any more and if I bring a woman home to this house, he is leaving........ I am outwardly calm but I am feeling shipwrecked by this ultimatum. My thoughts are tainted by many emotions, including anger and fear but only in small amounts. It is more like a sense of deep understanding, followed immediately by deep sadness that this is how things are, followed by a sense of outrage that I am being forced to make choices about my own per… [more]


  • Just for the record

    Posted on: December 9th, 2009 at 2:53PM

    Something has happened in between the time I got up to go and have a shower and start getting ready for work and the time I actually reached the bathroom and had to come back, as yet unshowered. That's how quickly life changes. One moment it is this way, next moment it is that. One moment I'm here writing, talking about brain rewiring and feeling proud of myself for being able to do it, then only a few minutes later, in passing, I saw my mobile phone lying on the bed with a message indicator. I am irresistibly drawn to find out who has sent this and I find THREE text messages that came last night while I was asleep, my world is thrown into confusion by them. They are from XX. He has aske… [more]