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Interviewed 09 February 2019
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
Dangerous, funny, exciting, sad, complex, lonely, risky, demanding, thrilling, shitty.
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
Garden pond, greenhouse, lawn, wisteria, bird-feeders, mistletoe, bay tree, bamboo, my next-door neighbour’s grey underpants on the washing line.
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
I could never cook a meal in eight minutes. I am an intolerable food snob. Fresh ingredients for every meal, organic veg box delivered on a Wednesday morning, herbs, a decent homemade stock, Elizabeth David and Julia Child are like gods to me … I rarely ever eat takeaways. Hate McDonald’s, Big Mucks, Whoppers and the likes. I adore a decent curry, hotter the better. I love to cook, it’s my one true hobby, in fact. Cajun, Creole, French, Caribbean cuisine. You name it I’ll cook it and Jen, my wife, will snuffle it down.
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
Malcolm Hardee, Keith Floyd, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Oliver Reed, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Every one of them loved to pint or six. Proper imbibers of a decent tipple, swore like troopers and didn’t give a monkey’s who knew it. Just like me …
Six things you can't live without ...
My wife, Jen.
My daughter’s, Enya and Neve.
My music collection.
A decent pub. (I can live without Greene King establishments and most Wetherspoons).
Good-quality toilet paper (Waitrose Cashmere is excellent).
My oldest, and dearest friend, Ken ‘Chin Chin!’ Hooper.
Five favourite words ...
Nipsy. (See Viz Profanasaurus)
Four places you'd run away to ...
Any pub (except Greene King establishments and most Wethespoons).
The Bayous of Louisiana.
Three books you've bought recently ...
The Shipping Forecast by Nic Compton.
Classic Koffman by Pierre Koffmann.
Cheddar Gorge: A Book of English Cheese by Ernest H Shepard.
Two things that make you rant ...
Oh, come on … just f*cking two! In our house we have a designated day called ‘No Rant Friday’, created by my wife because I rant so much. Now that bloody question made me start to sodding well rant.
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
Dating Clare Grogan from Altered Images was a really bad idea.