Where do you live?
Sale - right by the canal.
What hobbies and pastimes do you enjoy?
We’re a very active family, up and out the door early at the weekend. I love playing football with my son William, running around the park and visiting National Trust places. I spend a lot of time visiting family in Leeds and the North East. Going back home to the beach to play in the sand with my children is one of my favourite things to do.
Where do you like to eat?
I like Indian food. Coriander in Chorlton is a favourite. Having young children, I’m more likely to head to a café rather than a restaurant. Altrincham gets all the attention, but Sale has some little gems- Amphora, Propeller and Us Four are all great for coffee and cake.
What’s your favourite tipple?
Prosecco in the summer, Rioja in the winter and Baileys at Christmas.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Trash TV. From Love Island to Say Yes to the Dress to Married at First Sight, I love a bit of TV escapism.
Do you have a cherished item?
A footstool that my dad made when he was at school. He was an engineer and a practical, hands on man, always fixing things in the garage and making us things to play with, like sledges and stilts. I can just picture him in the woodwork room, carefully crafting the stool and carving his name underneath.
Name one song you love.
Hounds of Love – The Futureheads. I don’t usually like covers but this is brilliant. The band is from Sunderland, my neck of the woods. I love the fact they’ve kept their accents – so many singers hide them, or worse still, try to sound like an American.
And a film.
A recent film would be Eye in the Sky with Helen Mirren at her finest. It really moved me. I also love action films like Die Hard, Face/Off and The Bourne Identity. I can’t wait to introduce William to them.