What is your earliest memory?
My earliest memory is of getting stuck in a lift somewhere and being utterly terrified. I probably wasn’t stuck in it for that long but at the time it felt like forever and even now, I am wary about getting in lifts unless I have no other option.
Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?
I don’t really think that it matters as it all ends up in the same place.
What makes you feel grounded?
I would say that my job makes me feel grounded as in my job at least I know what is going on and can at least feel a little bit in control, which cannot always be said of life itself.
If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?
Part of me would give up work and live of the proceedings for a little while; part of me would invest some it and then enjoy myself with the rest of it. I am not sure which part of me would win in this situation.
What sound or sounds do you love?
I love the sounds of rain as long as I am not stuck in it. I love the sound of my wife’s voice.
What’s your middle name? Why?
My middle name is Mark. I have no idea why, and I am not sure my parents know either. I think they just liked the sound of it.
What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?
The first place that I lived without my parents was not my house, but the house of a woman that I was going out with at the time. I guess I liked having a place that I could sort of call my own, but I was ill prepared for the reality of being responsible for a place at time. What’s bad about this was that it was only 17 years ago and I was 26 at the time!
What is your most favorite smell/scent?
I like the smell of freshly baked bread. I just can’t get enough of it.
Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?
I am not a big fan of snow. Luckily in the UK we are not troubled with a lot of it because the smallest flurry causes all manners of problems over here. That is why I prefer cold winters than snowy ones. I mean it looks pretty but it is very problematic and nothing works properly in the UK when it snows, even if it is a pitiful amount.