What's your favourite Gloucestershire day out?
A walk with the family to the top of Painswick Beacon in blustery sunshine and long views into the sunset over Gloucester and to the Malvern Hills.
And your favourite place to eat out in the county?
Either the Africa Experience in Kingsholm or Aroma in Southgate Street.
What's the worst job you've ever had?
Doing food deliveries in a lorry at university. I could only reach the pedals by standing up, the elephant-ear-like wing mirrors got snapped off in the first narrow Oxford back street, and it was quite testing driving without them.
Have you got any unusual habits?
The thing is my habits are usual to me. I love (hot) porridge and (cold) baked beans at any time of day. My socks often have holes and sometimes don't match. I hate throwing away clothes or shoes so still have plenty from thirty years ago.
Who is your hero and why?
As a boy my heroes were Gloucestershire and Warwickshire cricketers like Proctor and Kallicharan.
What book are you reading at the moment or tell us your favourite?
History of Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore.
What was the last film you watched?
Most Excellent Marigold Hotel.
First single/record you ever bought?
A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum.
Facebook or Twitter?
Neither! Far too much human time is wasted recording absolute rubbish.