Vallers T.
Subscriber since: September 2010
Location: Loughton, United Kingdom
About Me
What I'm NOT particularly interested in:

Sport of every kind; the Animal world; Gardening and Horticulture generally; Science fiction books and films; depictions of extreme violence; 'in-depth' Politics.

What I am VERY interested in and spend my days enjoying:

Unaccompanied Worldwide Travel more than twice a year.

Cooking very good food and eating every nation's cuisine (but excluding tripe, whelks and snails).

Studying the Visual Arts: Painting, Collage and Ceramics (including visits to Museums and galleries). Watching Theatre and TV Drama (also documentary programmes), Ballet, Dance, Musical Theatre and most genres of Film. Reading Books ('literary' Novels, Biography and Auto-bios). Writing essays and stories and Internet and Library Research.
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Favorite Word:

I enjoy the sound - two gentle syllables, three crisp ones. I delight in its origin; Horace Walpole's fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip, 1754. I rejoice when, on occasion, happy accidents come out of my inept strokes with paint, clumsy fingers with clay or the necessary substitution of ingredients in cooking.
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Least Favorite Word:

Entirely apt for certain uses but the meaning is so very sad. Knowing one cannot console another's misery is heartbreaking. Also, awareness that one's own future may reach just such an inconsolable state of misery or distress is bleak.
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Favorite Quote:

"The first victim was a lively carp.... A heavy, sharp knife came to my mind as the classic, the perfect choice, so grasping, with my left hand well covered with a dish cloth, for the teeth might be sharp, the lower jaw of the carp, and the knife in my right, I carefully, deliberately found the base of its vertebral column and plunged the knife in.... The carp was dead, killed, assassinated, murdered in the first, second and third degree. Limp, I fell into a chair.... reached for a cigarette."
- Alice B Toklas

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She Created a Monster
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She Created a Monster
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