I'm a huge music fan (mainly indie/alternative), though I don't go to quite as many gigs as I used to and these days I mostly listen to audio books, as well as science and current affairs podcasts. I haven't got a science background but I love learning new things and I like to know what's going on in the world. Last year I completed an online physics course (for fun) and I've been brushing up on my French. I'm a bit of a nerd.
Other things that keep me busy are drumming - I'm a member of an all-female African drumming group -, tai chi and yoga. But I also spend a lot of time reading and I always welcome a bit of peace and quiet.
I've got a 31-year-old New Forest pony, whom I've owned since I was 10. I'm also looking after a Guide Dogs puppy for a year, until it's old enough to go into training. I am vaguely vegan (I can't resist chocolate and cake) and I care about the environment and animal welfare.
Movies: Leaving Las Vegas, Melancholia, Dancer in the Dark, The Third Man
TV shows: Dr Who, Buffy, Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead
Music: All-time favourites: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Pulp, the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Faith No More, Patrick Wolf, British Sea Power, Smog. Currently listening to: Swans, Public Service Broadcasting, Krupps, Taylor Swift
Food: Indian, anything vegan