Hi, never thought I would be a Banana Consultant. I’ve been called a few things in my life but never that. In all seriousness it has been great working alongside my son Matt and wife Amanda on this venture. They do all the work really and I just help when I can!
I was born in the East End, spending days out in Southend and now I live there!!
My passion when younger was cycling and I still help out now. I have even threatened to get back on the bike properly this year, but then I have probably said that for the past ten years!
Met Amanda through work and been married for 28 very happy years and lucky enough to have two great sons, Dan and Matt. Dan got married this year meaning we now have a lovely daughter-in-law in Hayley.
I consider myself one very lucky person.
What is your favourite joke?
Since things turned sour with my wife a fortnight ago, I have taken to riding my bike 50 miles a day to clear my head. I’m now 700 miles away from home but feeling much happier!
What makes you smile?
Seeing people happy and enjoying themselves, whether young or old.
What is your favourite good news story?
Arsenal 2 Spurs 0
What inspires you?
My children doing well in life
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Christmas cliché, but for there to be Peace on Earth
If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
In the words of Cher … “If I could turn back time…”
What is your favourite food?
I like food of all types and varieties. Most common choice when eating out then probably a steak and ale pie
What is your favourite drink?
Pint of Real Ale
If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
iPod for music
If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Cannot talk about politics at weekends or on my birthday!
Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I played an Ugly Sister in my school pantomime
What is your favourite phrase or saying?
To be fair ….
What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
These past few months have made me realise what a fantastic job The Cystic Fibrosis Trust do and how hard it is for those that suffer with it, but they all seem to get on and make the most of life
Who is your favourite music artist?
Paul Weller, you just have to listen to the words in his songs. They may have mellowed from his Jam days but still have meaning
Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
My parents, they could not have done more for me and have made me the person I am today
PJ’s or Not?
Hot or cold? Hot
Cat or dog? Cat
Blue or pink? Blue
Tea or coffee? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon
Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Half full
Pyjamas or not? Not
Night out or night in? Night in
Pizza or pasta? Pasta
Biscuits or cake? Both, particularly if the biscuit is chocolate!
Wine or beer? Beer ….. then wine!
Football or rugby? Football
Cinema or theatre? Theatre
Gym or TV? TV
Naughty or nice? Nice
Silver or gold? Gold
Tent or hotel? Hotel
Bath or shower? Shower
Starter or pudding? Both, couldn’t possibly choose!
Sheets or duvet? Duvet
Love Island or Game of Thrones? From the little I’ve seen, neither!
Finally, apple or banana? Banana