I'm no longer a paid member of this site so I cannot reply to Halos or to messages. Fairly recently widowed I'd appreciate some company. I am a quiet and gentle man, loyal - I was married for a long time until my wife died - caring - I looked after her during long periods of ill health - intelligent - lots of bits of paper collected over the years - down to earth and with common sense - you need to know me for me to demonstrate that. A bit long in the tooth but not looking for someone to look after me I am very capable. I have a close and loving family, children and grandchildren, and we see each other often but don't live in each others pockets. I am an avid reader, enjoy browsing the internet, try my hand with only little success at watercolour painting. I would like to go to the theatre and cinema more often than I do but only in the company of at least one other person. I enjoy regular pub meals go about once a week and try to do something special, recently visiting Spanish restaurants, once a month or so. I enjoy a couple of pints of beer or an occasional glass of red and usually have a Scottish nightcap every evening at home but I am not one for sitting in pubs or clubs. I have my own home, it is clean and tidy and I endeavour to look after it well. It is a bit big for me now so I might be tempted to sell up and move sometime in the future. I am not keen on shopping, don't like confrontation. I am a practicing Catholic. I would like to meet a lady of similar situation, single or widowed.