I've always lived in London (apart from a brief stint abroad), and Hackney for most of it. It's an area that's changed a lot over the years but usually for the better. Now it has its own fabulous bakery, fishmonger and even a small brewery (along with good Vietnamese & Turkish restaurants, an excellent Argentinean – all within 5 mins walk – and decent pubs). Oh, and now a great cinema, as well as theatre - 5 mins.
As a freelance writer I mostly work from home.
I'm a keen gardener, learning to keep bees, sing and like to shake a leg every couple of months (oh, we also have lots of great clubs in nearby Shoreditch too).