Born in Germany as a "forces" child we moved constantly finally settling in Nottingham where I gloriously failed the 11+. Working in kitchens from the age of 15 yrs my ability to throw red leather spheres at people ( I topped Middlesex second eleven bowling averages in 1978) that and David Bowie, opened up a world of new possibilities. It was inevitable really that my CV should be a little unconventional. I have a HNC (Business Studies) a Law Degree and am a qualified solicitor. I also have a 706/1 & 706/2 in Basic and Advanced Cookery in addition to being a qualified Mime (2 years studying Etienne Decroux based corporeal mime) and I am a British Rowing Level 2 Rowing Coach. I have worked as a Chef, Solicitor, Actor, Producer, self employed Property Developer, Consultant and Rowing Coach. I have written my first novel and first play, both needing more work but after great feedback are nearing completion. Any offers of feedback greatly received.