So you want to know a little bit about me (why else would you be
here!!). Where to begin? Well as Julie Andrews once said "lets start at the very
beginning - a very good place to start"...
I was born in a small market town in the Midlands on a cold
November morning, making me a Scorpio (for those who are interested in
I grew up in Peterchurch
a small village in Herefordshire (roughly half way between
Hereford and Hay-on-Wye) and I have to to say
I hated the place.
I went to Peterchurch
Primary and Fairfield Secondary School .
When I left school I did a YTS in Folly
House and Rockfield Road Centre
I then started workk as a Technical Assistant for
the Hereford and
Worcester Trading Standards
Department. I stayed with them for two years (until I moved away from the
I moved to Cardiff (in 1984) where I now work for the NHS (Cardiff and
Vale NHS Trust) at the UHW (University Hospital of
I have passed stage 1 BSL (British Sign Language).
I even had an attempt to learn Welsh, which was a total
disaster!! I can say; How are you? What's your name? It is raing. and I am
tired. Very useful! Well you try saying things like:
Height: 5ft7in - Hair: Yes - Eyes: Two!
Hobbies and Interests:
I collect TV memorabilia. i.e. autographed photos (not
all photos have been scanned yet), toys, celebrity dolls, books, videos, DVDs,
comics and magazines. This collection is topped with a full sized Dalek and K9. and
now a Tardis
I have set up a couple of Yahoo groups dedicate
to Dr Who and autograph collecting:
And ofcourse this website.
I got involved with the whole internet business over seven years
ago and have attempted to design my own web pages. Check out: Louise
Jameson and Bugs. They are nothing flash, but they were the first and I enjoyed making
them. I'm not sure these sites sill exist.
And now I have discovered the joys of digital photography and
have a few photo
albums online. These are a few sample images.
I have two beautiful black labradors
(sometimes I wish they were still this small) named Cally and Seven and a cat,
I have never been "into" sports as anyone who knew me in school
will testify to. I would do anything to get out of games. However I have
attempted skiing at Heavenly, Lake
Tahoe. And I have ridden the rapids in a jet
boat (though technically not a sport - though the closest I'll ever get)
in New Zealand. I hope to do a bungie jump when I next get
back! - Like that's gonna happen :)
Country Music is my all time favorite. New country as apposed to
"Country and Western", there IS a difference. Reba Mcentire has to be the "queen
of country" in my eyes. And I was luckily enough to see her in concert at the
Country Festival at the London
Arena on 22nd April 2000. I also met her in Los Angeles when she was having
her "star" placed in the "Hollywood Walk of
Fame", 18th September 1998.
I love to travel and have been lucky enough to have been to some
fantastic places around the world. This list isn't here to make me sound
pretentious, just to show where I have been!
UK: - London, Edinburgh, Dundee, St Andrews, Liverpool,
Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Cardiff, Swansea, Tenby,
Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, Slough !!, Reading, Portmeirion, Aldbourne, Stratford
Upon Avon, Warwick
Now the interesting places!!!! I usually fly with United Airlines.
USA: San Diego, Julian, Cardiff by the Sea, Los Angeles,
Santa Barbara, Malibu, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Lake Taupo, Reno, Virginia
City, Grand Canyon, Florida, Orlando, Key Largo, Key West, Nashville, San
Antionio, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Albany, Stockbridge, Boston,
Chicago, Niagara Falls, Chicargo,
Europe: - Monacco (for Grand Prix 2005) Dublin,
Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Budapest, Athens - Must do more Europe.
Australia: - Perth, Alice Springs, Ayres Rock, Cairns,
Dunk Island, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Melbourne, Adelaide
New Zealand: - Both Islands
Eastern and Orient
Express from Bangkok to Singapore (Nov 2004)
The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide
Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney (Dec 2005)
across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver (March 2007)
yet to do:
Venice Simplon Orient Express
Rovos Rail, and The
Blue Train, South Africa
Palace on Wheels and The
Royal Orient in India
Others: San Jose & Turtuguero, Costa Rica, Bangkok,
Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, Egypt
Forth-coming Trips: Bangkok (Sept
2007) Sydney, New Zealand South Island (
Christmas 2007); Los Angeles (March 2008)
Places yet to visit (but will get there one day):- Spain,
Italy, China, India.
Fairmont, Embassy Suites, Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Pachira Lodge
I also enjoy going to the Theatre and "Les Miserables" has got
to be the best musical of all time (In my humble opinion). I also love Mamma
Mia, and it was an annual event, now replaced with Billie Elliott.
Usually go to the National Theatre a
few times a year.
Now (again quoting Julie Andrews) "these are a few of my
favorite things" Click on the link to take you to the official sites.
Television: - I prefer Sci-fi and fantasy programmes as
you will tell from the list. Dr
Who, Lost, Heroes, Xena, Blakes 7, Star Trek: Voyager, Space 1999, EastEnders - no longer watch soap -
I've been "on the wagon since Christmas 2004!! - One day at a time !!! Survivor, The Mole.
I am now into all the CSI series' and American's Next Top
Film: -at the moment it is "Very Annie Mary" but my fav
film changes from month to month. Other favorites include: Carry On and James
Bond films, Shrek, Harry Potter,
Titanic, Gladiator, Charlie's Angels, The Net, any of the Friday 13th films, and
basically any Sci-fi or Horror film.
Authors: - John Wyndham, Phillip Pullman and Sean Hutson
Books: - Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos. Watership
Down, Why Didn't They Ask Evans, His Dark Materials
Theatre: Plays and
Shows I have seen
Playwrite: - Alan
Plays:- His Dark Materials, The History Boys (listening
to the audio track now) House &
Garden, Noises Off
The Worst Play I Saw!!: Mother
Clap's Molly House
Shows: - Les
Miserables, Mamma Mia, Song and Dance, Whistle Down the Wind, Rent Billie Elliott
Theatre Links: National Theatre, London Theatre Guide, Cardiff Theatre
Music: - Country (there is always a story in the song -
and if you're feeling depressed put on a country song and you will be thoroughly
suicidal by the end of it!!!). Rock and Pop.
Than the Speed of Night, Bonnie Tyler
If It's You, Reba McEntire
Artistes: - Reba
Keith, Bonnie Tyler, Abba, Steps, Klyie Minogue Mark Wills,
Actors: - Guy Pearce, John Barrowman
Actresses: - Louise Jameson, Kate O'Mara, Lucy Lawless,
Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore.
Food: - Thai (eating and I also love to cook - here are
some of my recipes), Seafood, Mexican, Italian.
Restaurants: These are my favorite restaurants (in
order). I don't get to visit them that much!!
Au Chien Qui Fume
33, rue du Pont Neuf 75001 Paris
[42 36 07 42]
229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
1-5 West Street, London. WC2H9NE
[020 7836 4751]
Budapest, FO utca 75.
Commanderie de la Villedieu,
The Captain's Table
860 2nd Avenue at 46th St. New York
[212 697 9538]
Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny
Milano's Cucina Italian
525 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
[818 244 110]
A Taste of Wales
City Road, Cardiff [now closed]
43-45 Salisbury Road, Cathays, Cardiff. CF24 4AB
[029 2064 1311]
Dusit Thai Restaurant
249 James Street, Northbridge 6003 Perth. W.A
[ 08 9328 7647]
2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1001
Alcoholic Beverage: - G&T, Merlot (though don't really
Non-Alcoholic Beverage: - Sparkling Water, Diet Pepsi, Jasmine
Drugs!: - The only drug I "do" is caffeine - can't get
enough black coffee!!
The Bourne Ultimatium
Book Read: Why
Didn't They Ask Evans by Agatha Christie
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