more about me.
For me, good health is the foundation of a good life.
In pursuit of that, I spend plenty of time on fitness and food.
I try and stay as active as possible, especially if I've been tied to a desk - that means exercising every other day, minimum.
It's not a chore - I love it.
I do a lot of strength training: strong body, strong mind. On a more relaxed day I might get out for a run, or a good walk. As long as I'm moving about, I'm happy.
During my downtime, if I'm not cooking or eating, there's a strong chance that I'm thinking about food.
It's a passion in the purest sense.
I take a huge amount of joy from cooking and I love sharing that with other people. I'm constantly searching for new ideas and new ways to impress - it helps that I'm a bit of a show off.
My little bit of niche expertise is venison. There's a common misconception that it's a 'posh' meat or that it's difficult to prepare. The opposite is true - it's affordable, bordering on cheap, and it's supremely versatile. I've found that there's no limit on the number of ways you can serve it. It's sustainable and environmentally friendly to boot.
When I'm not feeding the body, I'm feeding the mind.
I'm a pretty voracious reader, always have been.
Essentially, I love learning. So predominantly I read non-fiction, and the subject matter varies according to what I'm interested in at any particular moment, although being a bit of a politics geek means it's often in that realm.
That being said, my favourite book of all time is the classic American novel 'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck. It's technically faultless and utterly beautiful.