A Brummie and the daughter of a landlady, I was brought up on a diet of Walkers finest and elongated vowels.

I once illustrated a children's book for orang-utan charities in Borneo.

Two time winner of Rafiki's Cuisine 'Best Decorated Banana'.

Reasons to be cheerful:

Pub quizzes, fancy dress occassions, punk, baklava, my wonderfully inappropriate friends, Digbeth, ale, culture quests with the other half, scamping, biscoff spread, festivals, theatre, animation, dachshunds.