1. Where does this find you?
Currently sat in Castle College canteen in Nottingham city centre which is where I am currently studying for my foundation degree in policing that I am doing as part of my Police training. I’m about half way through my training at the moment and am very excited about getting it finished and getting on with the job. I left Vodafone and a lot of friends I made there about 4 months ago now and it has taken quite a while to become accustomed to the change in life style.
2. Why moblog? What paths did you take to find this place?
Well I think I have to give all credit to Dave (spike) on that one. He was the one at Vodafone who introduced me to moblog and the concept of a photo blog. I was a complete photography novice before I got my blog and spent the first 2 years taking photos on my phone cameras. I then decided to upgrade and get a DSLR and treated my self to a Nikon D40x and now a D90. Moblog and the wonderful “mobloggers” have been the main drive for my uptake in photography and I owe most of my progression to you lovely lot.
3. 10 Years time, where will you be, or do you not look that far ahead?
I try to plan for the future as best I can, I’ve got a pension and savings but I’m struggling to get on the property ladder.yu
As long as I am still enjoying my job and keeping healthy I think I’ll be happy.
4. One Place, over any, where would it be and why?
Sheringham, Norfolk. We have been going on family holidays there since I was a very small baby. Its where I have a lot of my younger memories and I still go there a few times a year just to relax an unwind. Some of the best walks and views in the world in Norfolk.
5. Your obviously enthusiastic about climbing, why did you get into it and is there anywhere where you really want to climb?
It was my good friend Danny that first took me climbing 2 years ago or so. At first I was a bit worried as I was overweight and was very bad at it but instantly enjoyed it. I only really got into it in the past year or so since I have been “bouldering”. I love bouldering more than anything as it’s the mix of problem solving, strength, technique, agility and “balls” that makes you get to the top or lack of them that make you fall off.
6. The usual film/book/music question. If you could only choose one of each, which would it be
Film: Into the wild
Love the book and loved the film. Sad but an amazing story.
Book: Into thin air
One of the first “survival” book I read, instead of scaring me it just made me more determined to do as many stupid things as possible and see what I can get away with.
Music: Pigeon detectives
Loud, fun and amazing live.
7. Do you look up to anyone, have any idols or anyone you aspire to be?
That’s an easy one Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The man is mad and a machine, his determination is so amazing. Who else can run 7 marathons in 7 days and climb Everest at 65. LEGEND.
8. You may not believe in re-incarnation, but if you did, what would you want to come back as and why?
Erm………… I’d have to say a dog; I would love to be as lazy as my max and molly. Plus they are loved by everyone which would always be nice ?
9. You’ve vastly improved your heath in the last few years, was there any time you thought to give up and why did you carry on?
Sometimes before a run or gym session I still think “I really can not be arsed” but I remember when I was overweight and unfit and how much better I feel about life now. The pros completely outweigh the cons.
10. One favorite memory of you life so far, explain as much or as little as you want?
I’d have to say the week I spent in Chamonix with my mates for my 23rd birthday, with downhilling, paragliding, hydrospeeding and lots of food and drink. My perfect holiday………….
*photo credit of Danny(Damage) just edited it a bit Dan :-)
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