Very good in a crisis, but rather more prone to trying to avoid such dramas. Generally optimistic, friendly and up for talking about pretty much anything - and listening to pretty much anything too.
Music: still a sucker for some classic U2, but more recently Arcade Fire and Lisa Hannigan.
Food: Moroccan tagines, fresh pasta and thai curries. Frankly, though, my best meals have been grilled lobster on beautiful beaches.
Good cookery books.
Good books of other types.
My climbing gear.
My music collection.