“ From Ireland and South Africa, I am upbeat, warm and affectionate, an extrovert yet introspective and empathetic, thoughtful and kind-hearted . Romantic, sometimes sentimental. With a dry Irish wit and a love of literature and writing, I'm creative and cultured, fun to be around, and I tend to look on the bright side. My inner self is richly rewarded, and always open to growth, where you'll find the essence of who I truly am. Times spent with family and the chidren who light up my life are cherished when we're together since they're scattered around the world. I enjoy a panoply of the arts.. Musical tastes run the gamut from classical to jazz and other genres. Surrounded by nature and countryside and ocean soothes my soul , walking and exploring places are fun, working out so I'm in amazingly great health- all of which leads to a vibrant joie de vivre that keeps me active and healthy in mind, body and spirit , and curious for all I can still learn and do. I endeavor to live my life with integrity, passion and compassion.. Traveling and experiencing different cultures expands my mind, and palate, which makes me realize how fortunate I am.