I currently live in Islington on the Hackney borders.
The best place I’ve lived in is Adelaide, Australia.
The worst place I’ve lived in is a bed-and-breakfast for the homeless in King’s Cross.
My favourite place in the world is Krakow in Poland. I’m interested in the historical significance of the city and it’s a very vibrant place. I’ve spent a lot of time in the market square, people-watching over a coffee and a shot of Polish vodka.
I can definitely say that money can’t buy you love.
The best advice I ever got from my father was after my first ever big drinking experience. I was badly hungover and expecting a telling-off but all he said to me was, “It wasn’t worth it, was it?”
If I have learned anything from my life it would be: don’t take anything for granted. I saw the incident that killed my wife and daughter in 1971. They were killed in a hit-and-run by a drunk driver.
My earliest memory was falling in the stream at the bottom of the garden.
What makes me happy is seeing those people that I really care about happy.
If I had the option to start my life over again I’d probably decline.
Have I ever got religion? I think man made God in his own image.
The historical figure I most identify with is William Shakespeare, whose work I love.
If I had to describe myself in 10 words or less it would be: sober – some of the time.
My biggest fear is dying alone.
My greatest pleasure would have to be a Bach cantata which is a vocal work in several movements. My favourite one translates as “heaven and earth and death and life”.
I’m proud of staying alive until now (watch this space).
My bad habits are C2H5OH (ethyl alcohol).
You should try to avoid 12 points on your licence.
Bureaucratic idiocy is the thing that makes me angry.
The last time I cried was eight days ago on a trip to Auschwitz concentration camp on one of my many visits to Poland.
If other people were to describe me in a sentence it would be, “Oh would some power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us”, which is from To a Louse, by Robert Burns.
My hero is Nelson Mandela.
If you asked me if I thought love at first sight was a myth, I would say no because I’ve experienced it myself.
Have I found out who I am? I’ll often wonder if I’ll ever know that.
You should always treat strangers respectfully but with caution.
It doesn’t pay to believe in God.
One thing I always carry with me is my freedom pass!