Brief biography - born in Stockport, near Manchester. Lived in various places in the NW and Midlands until I was 4, and since then my parents have lived in Surrey. Studied Engineering (for my sins) at Cambridge, graduating in 2004. Went to Chile with Raleigh International that autumn, then returned and got a job, working as a code monkey for Autodesk. It's a nice job, with good working conditions and I like my colleagues, and I've got a house and everything's hunkydory.