The home I grew up in: I was born and raised in Basildon, my family originating on my Mum’s side from east London (She was born in Hackney, but can trace many generations back in Whitechapel), on my Dad’s side from Kashmir.
When I was a child I wanted to be: A millionaire with my own island that had a theme park and luxury holiday resort.
The moment that changed me for ever: Having my Son, it is difficult to fathom just how life altering becoming a parent is. Increased responsibility and diminished freedom are just a couple of things.
I drive: Mercedes Benz C250, AMG Edition.
If I could change one thing about myself: Smoking (In the process of giving up).
At night I dream of: A hopefully bright and plentiful future.
What I see when I look in the mirror: Myself.
My style icon: Combination of Jude Law and Mickey Rourke, sophisticated fashion that is rough around the edges.
The shop I can’t walk past: Sweet Shop, I am a glutton for Chocolate and Energy Drinks.
A book that changed me: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson, showing me that through writing, anything is possible.
The last album I bought: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
The person who really makes me laugh: My Son, at the age of 4, his understanding of the world is growing and some of his remarks, especially to other people are priceless.
It’s not fashionable but I like: Spandau Ballet.
My favourite work of art is: The Hay Wain by John Constable. Traditional, comfortable and homely.
My favourite item of clothing: My blue designer boots
You wouldn’t know it but I’m very good at: Being a pioneer.
You may not know it but I’m no good at: Dealing with failure.
All my money goes on: Rosie, my car. Okay, not all of it, but it is my biggest expense.
If I have time to myself: I will be out driving along some country road. Or on an adventure of some sort.
My house: 3 bedroom, end of terrace house.
My most valuable possession: Time, there is no greater annoyance than people that waste my time.
Movie heaven: Thought-provoking, dark dramas.
The best invention ever: Electricity.
I wish I’d never worn: A baseball cap backwards.
In 10 years’ time, I hope to have: A new house, a faster car and a comfortable life with peace of mind.
My greatest regret: I don’t have any regrets, I have lessons learnt.
My life in six words: One big, crazy and exhilarating adventure.