Despite being middle-aged in middle England I remain radical, cynical and hard-to-please. I found my One True Love at an early age, and I'm keeping him, even though the warranty has run out. Nature fills me with joy. The media fills me with despair. I've done many things to get by, from life-modelling to computer consultancy, though what I am is a writer; as luck would have it, these days that's what I'm paid to do.