I like cooking, wine, reading, films, France, photography, History, music and a bit of fashion. I am also interested in politics but I’ll only ever write about that when I am feeling particularly incensed about an issue.
I play the guitar a bit, not particularly well, but I like to relax with my Telecasters. I also own a mandolin, but it is a tricky beast and I have yet to get much out of it.
Musically, I like lots of things; rock and roll, blues, soul, a bit of jazz, prog, folk occasionally, show tunes sometimes and also classical music and opera.
Particular favourites include The Grateful Dead, King Crimson, Siouxsie and the Banshees. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes, David Bowie, Van Morrison, Hendrix, Dylan, Fairport Convention (especially with Sandy Denny), John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and many many more.
I have two West Highland White Terriers who I love beyond reason. I like to think that they keep me sane.