First, the basics…
Who are you?
I am tall a ex pat English man who is married to a writer, need I say more?
What occupies your time? Between work, the kids, proof reading manuscripts and trying to keep the pool from going any more green and hiding any passing hippopotamus's there is just time for some zzzz.
Where do you live? Sydney, Australia.
Who do you live with?? Two kids, one wife. A small dog with a penchant for stealing chocolate brownies, obviously likes his special trips to the vet! Throw in an elderly magical black cat and four chickens and the animal menagerie is complete.
Day job / other job?? Lion tamer - well if Lion taming is like keeping people working on computer issues focussed at 3am when they would rather be in bed. There's less chance of loosing limbs but only just.
Secret gifts / talents / hobbies... I am afraid due to the nature of this interview and the interviewer I would like to keep any hobbies/talents secret?!
Interesting stuff I’d like to know about you…
Finish the sentence…
I love… obviously, my wife, my gorgeous witty and intelligent wife. I could go on, and probably should, but you get the message.
I hate… when the rewrites come in for my wife's books, how could they think any are needed!
Tell me a story about your car / a car you loved?? I loved my Alfa, really I did, but it shamefully embarrassed my wife by donkey hopping away from a random police check, and had other rather obvious misogynistic tendencies. So it was explained to me, that it had to go! Oh and the fact the rather clever Italian electronics died rather spectacularly helped it to be quickly traded in for a far more sensible drive (BORING).
I'm a bit of a weather nerd. Tell me about your preferred type of weather?? Smouldering build up to the rainy season with heavy downpours playing on our metal roof! Windy weather however, I am not a fan! Unless I am out on a yacht.
What are you reading at the moment?? Is it good / bad?? Chapter one of 'Drive Me To Distraction'. Probably should move on now to the other chapters but with only a few weeks to go before it goes live I am leaving it a bit late, good first chapter though.
What frugal thing do you do?? Have you got a sneaky money saving tip?? I do have a secret cash store called the Wife's Xmas present fund. Oops probably should not have mentioned that!
Excellent recipe for me to try... Nearly all my recipes have been carefully been passed onto me from my wife, however last night's delicacy of Eggs on toast was one of mine! They were laid by our chickens, and there was some cheese as well!
Most amazing place you’ve ever been? Australia, especially Sydney. Met my wife, my children were born there and I could not see myself living anywhere else in the World.
Fave way to waste time?? Cleaning the pool, the time flies just trying to get the correct shade of green takes skill and effort. Must look for a hobby, maybe something away from the pool!
Tell me about your secret weakness… Again with the secrets. I suppose loving a writer is my weakness.
C: Thanks sweetie :) You've earned so many brownie points! Love you.