Occupation: Writer & Photographer, Small Publisher.
Publications: Articles in Aquarist and Pondkeeper, Practical Fishkeeping, Amateur Photographer, Countryside, Fishkeeping Answers, Aquarium, Marine Aquarium Journal, Marine Conservation Society Journal, and others.
Television Appearances: Animal Country (Meridian ITV), Southern News.
Radio Appearances: Radio 5 (followed Tony Blair), Radio Sussex (now Southern Counties).
Marital status: Single
Music: Folk Music, Bob Dylan, some Blues and Rock, some Classical.
Drinks: Draught (non-keg) Cider, Calvados, Red Wine.
Food: Duck, Venison, Steak & Kidney Pie (home-made), Cheeses, Indian, Hummus, Seafood (fresh only), etc.
Favourite writers (Fiction): John Steinbeck, Aldous Huxley,
Albert Camus, William Blake.
Writers for style rather than content: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, J R Tolkien, Clark Ashton-Smith (some).
General Library Link (Books for the Real World)
Computer: Medion Pentium replacing a Dell Pentium II replacing a Cyrix 166, replacing a Pentium 60 (repaired, second motherboard and chip), replacing a 486 (replacing a Pentium 60 upgraded from a 386SX, in turn replacing a IBM XT and a before that an Amstrad PCW). Also a now redundant Pentium I (166) as a back-up machine. The 486 has now been given to a student.
Interests: Wildlife, Marine Aquaria, Creative Writing, Traditional Pubs, Football, Local History, Photography, Strategy Board and Computer Games (including Chess), Civil Rights, Democracy, Environment & Planning Issues.
Dislikes: Dogmatism, Reggae, American Football, Television Game Shows, Stodgy Food (e.g. suet), Freudians, Fizzy Drinks (e.g. Coca-cola, Keg Beer), Jerry Springer-type Chat Shows.
Food Dislikes: Chewing gum, beetroot, toffee, suet and dumplings,
Bread & Butter pudding, Spotted Dick.