I have lived near Highbury Fields in Islington, North London, for 21 years. I love the buzz and energy of the urban world and all the culture and diversity that it offers, but I do truly feel at home in nature with all its colours and textures that change with the seasons. I am married, and my husband and I head to Anglesey, North Wales when we can - a place that has been close to my heart all of my life - where we walk to explore the rugged coast and we've recently taken to cycling as our preferred form of transport when we're there. When I'm not reading, at the theatre, or trying out a new 'healthy' (read, inedible) recipe on my long-suffering husband, I enjoy hanging out with our many nieces and nephews and godchildren.  Music also plays a big part in my life: I can be found singing on a Tuesday evening with my local choir; and I have been known to breakdance - not without personal cost.

I'd like to have a dog. And a vegetable patch. And to be able to play Beethoven's 'Pathetique' really, really well on the piano. I suspect only two of those dreams have the potential to become a reality...