People I Love

My Grandad P. used to let me chew sunglasses. He liked to get up at five in the morning in order to light the fire and then he fell asleep after lunch for only two seconds. He rode a motorcycle with a sidecar, showed me how to grow very large lettuces and how to bake bread rolls. He had only half a stomach.

I had another Grandad who was equally as brilliant – he was an aeroplane engineer and liked to sail. They remain an inspiration to me.

Things I like

This is either a very tiny person peeping over the top of a normal sized cabbage and thinking this will feed my people for years to come OR this is a normal sized person peeping over the top of a giant cabbage and thinking this will feed my people for years to come. I am not at all keen on cabbage.

However, I do like rhubarb crumble and custard, hairy guinea pigs, stick insects, walking up hills and cycling down them and stories, lots and lots of stories.

Hairy guinea pigs are fantastically amusing. They are also very sensitive and should not be exposed to loud dogs or small children – these dangerous creatures may cause heart failure and they’re not too healthy for guinea pigs either.Guinea pigs walk, eat and speak in an amusing way. Their actual noise is a matter for debate – wheep, wheep or snuffle snuffle? Opinion is divided. Either way, you’ve gotta love ’em.

Rhubarb crumble – slightly overcooked with sticky, caramelised brown edges. What’s not to like?

Ruins – I’m not fussy, any old ruins will do for me. Take this one for example, reeking atmosphere.

Sports I Like

Not only do I write really, really well but I also attend the occasional rugby match, borrow my friend, Claire’s decent camera and take photos of big men attempting to stay within the bounds of their shorts.

Fencing is a fantastic sport. I like to fight with foil and occasionally epee. I go to the Isle of Axholme fencing club. That’s me doing some demonstartion fencing in Crowle Market Place.