I'm confident, creative, irreverent, passionate and prone to wildly
I grew up in Cornwall amongst windswept moors, wild coastlines and
pasties. I worked as a French chef. Then I lived in a crumbling old
palace in the mountains of Spain. Now I freelance in politics and
journalism and live with the love of my life: a beautiful boat
called The Pineapple.
What I’m doing with my life
I've always followed my passions - from cooking, to boat building,
to politics. I think I'm going to keep on doing that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Huckleberry Finn, Q,
Freedom, The Ramayana, Metamorphosis, Catcher in the Rye, The God
of Small Things, Homage to Catalonia, Too Big To Fail, Heart of
Darkness, The Accidental, Cocaine Nights, Our Mutual Friend,
Brideshead Revisited, Foucault's Pendulum, Master and Margherita,
We Need to Talk about Kevin, Why it's all Kicking off Everywhere,
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, To Kill a
Food: I eat absolutely everything except chocolate orange. If
Music all-timers: Tribe Called Quest, Leftfield, Lou Reed, Hot
Chip, The Beach Boys, Primal Scream.
Current favourite: The Rapture, Kindness, Dark Dark Dark, Little
Dragon, M Ward, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, Gang of Four,
The Thick of It and Grand Designs on repeat.
The six things I could never do without
Tea, the madness of city life, bicycles, quick wit, vivacity and
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm political but spend more time thinking about nice clothes, food