To start with the frivolous, I like wearing makeup and reading books about vampires. For something more serious, I enjoy history, particularly nineteenth century foreign policy, and I find myself compelled to follow politics, as depressing as it often is. I sometimes play the guitar and occasionally the keyboard.
I have an artistic temperament, which I usually express through writing. I'd like to write a novel one day but at the moment I'm working on an interactive fiction game. It's set in a fictional version of ancient Greece and is about deciding how a city state is governed. I’m excited about the project but I have to admit that it’s taking a lot longer than anticipated.
I live in the town of Ware in Hertfordshire, about 45 minutes north of London, a scenic place with sweeping countryside and riverside gazebos. (Ok, it’s actually pretty tedious most of the time.) I’ve recently taken up cycling after a gap of a number of years, which lets me see the vistas and is pretty good exercise but, beyond a certain point, makes me lose the will to live. I'm trying to stick with it, though.
I used to go to a lot of concerts when I was younger. I still miss the Astoria and I feel sad whenever I walk past where it used to be. Alas, I haven't made it to so many shows recently. I sometimes play computer games. My favourite is King of Dragon Pass. I like the atmosphere and the pretty pictures. I am prone to sentimentality. I like grey skies and I'm always happier when it rains.