Good coffee, good company and a cosy café is my mantra

The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is kiss my wife
I am 6’ 3”, tall enough to stand out from the crowd, but not enough to have my head in the clouds
Wherever I travel in the world I listen to BBC world service
I love to listen to the dulcet tones of Molly Johnson

I like to wear hand-made English shoes from Northamptonshire
I met my wife in Brussels, I first noticed her smile and she first noticed my shoes

I collect interesting words like the word beddá (Sicilian for beautiful)
Photography is my passion - Photographs are my legacy

Live the moment love the memory

I collect hardback books
I have a large colourful collection of scarves
I love living in the countryside
I also adore the insanity and energy of London and its tribes

Walking my dog through the meadows behind my house is a daily ritual
I drink Earl Grey Tea in big china mugs

My secret addiction is photographing old doors
I never go out without my wedding ring
Two things that make me cry; onions and the 1939 film ‘ Goodbye Mr Chips’