My job in many ways has been to navigate interesting routes around subjects people think are dull.
Most of us work so hard and live so hard. On the first day of the holiday I remain in work gear, it can take me some time to slow down and all that time I'm missing the serendipity of the wonderful things that are all around us.
A lot of us saw Blackadder in terms of problem-solving - 'Did that work in that episode?' and so on. We were very picky.
I believe that any politician has to be constantly challenged. It is very easy for the rest of us to seduced into thinking they're smarter than us, or that they are privy to more information.
My parents taught me practical things, about how important hard work, discipline and the necessity of managing your own money were. Their values were very much the values of the postwar middle class.
The founding of Graeae by disabled actors was a huge political statement that you forgot at your peril.