With special thanks to my friend Lisa for providing the questions: NATIONALITY: British & EU citizen. [The latter subject to change. Maybe.] AGE: Younger than my old soul. EYES: Two. Both hazel. MARITAL STATUS: Single; 'marriage' remains a scary word for us immature folk. CHILDREN: None. RELIGIOUS VIEWS: There's a lovely one from the tower of Brechin Cathedral. POLITICAL VIEWS: Don't worry, I'll be serious with this one. They're changeable. I often see both sides of political discussions -- which is both a good and a bad thing. AFFILIATIONS: Jacobite [mainly for the whisky]. The Seattle Seahawks. HEROES: Many. I've been told that you should only have one hero, and that's yourself. But I'm not that enlightened. Yet. FAVOURITE MUSIC: 'Canon' by Pachelbel. FAVOURITE QUOTE: 'If you're going thru hell, keep going.' [Attributed to Winston Churchill.] FAVOURITE WORD(S): 'Compassion', 'passion' and 'possibility'. ARE YOU A LIAR? No. [And I appreciate the pointlessness of the question.] ARE YOU IN LOVE WITH ANYONE? No. But it would be nice to be; it does bring flavour to life. EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Yes. DO YOU HATE ANYONE? 'Hate' is a pretty strong word. And yes. BIGGEST FEAR? Of the deep emptiness that I often feel inside of me. FAVOURITE FOOD: Anything Italian -- probably due to my Sicilian blood. FAVOURITE DRINK: Apart from champagne and coffee? A good dry martini. TODAY OR TOMORROW? Tomorrow. I've a lot of hope for tomorrow. WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? Authenticity, and grace. WHO'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD? A woman called Jennifer who I chatted to for an hour on a train journey several years ago: I could have drowned in her eyes, and her face remains etched into my soul. DREAM VACATION? Kokomo. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS: Compassionate; antithetical; confused; verbose; analytical; innumerate. AMBITION(S)? To conquer anxiety and depression... but never, ever to forget how anxiety and depression strip us of a solid sense of self.