I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 42 years
I speak English
I am Geologist/Surveyor
I am in my 60s (but feel a lot younger!) with a family and living in Edinburgh. I have traveled extensively both through work and pleasure and enjoy learning the history, culture, sights, and sounds of new places. My background is one of Geology and has worked in the Oil & Gas business for many years. Qualified as a teacher and with some experience as an accountant. My interests include music, sport,s and history. I am a “mature” English man who has lived in Edinburgh for at least forty years. Despite my work taking me overseas on many occasions I always look forward to returning to my adopted home. The thought has never crossed my mind as to relocating as I know I would not be able to find the scenery, culture, history, and sheer architectural style that we are fortunate to have in the city. Even after all these years, there is nothing better than exploring the streets and closes of Edinburgh and encountering something new – be it in the Old Town or the New Town – which grabs the interest and makes one investigate further. When you have enjoyed a day of sightseeing there are plenty of restaurants and bars (both new fashionable and old traditional) in which to refresh and re-energize. My favorite locale is the Grassmarket. But then you also have the nouveau restaurants in Leith to experience. Then there are the theatres where you can take in a show, a musical, or even some serious play-acting if you are so inclined. Sporty-types have several up-to-date Leisure Centres to exercise in plus of course two historic football clubs to visit given the time. If you are not so energetic then there are a plethora of shopping areas – not just the city center – where you can while away an afternoon or more. Try those in the smaller village-type communities eg Stockbridge which provide more variety and individuality than the main stores in the center. All-in-all Edinburgh has something for everyone and more”.