During the day, I indulge an annoyingly tempting ability to make a living from financial analysis – you can see my professional website by clicking here – and in my free time I may be found cycling with the Sussex Nomads or playing music. I play something approximating jazz piano and organ, and have been called “the Jarvis Cocker of the accordion world”. I’m still trying to work that one out.
At one time, I was writing odd little pop songs for the fun of trying to compress meaning into a formal structure. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but I see parallels now between crosswords and music – disorder within order, that sort of thing.
In our village, I’m known as the person who devises the oddly entertaining quizzes at the biennial fundraising fair, and I’ve served (this must be the humblest tier of elected office) as parish councillor.