I'm a writer - you can find me on (website hidden) and (website hidden) - and my websites are (email hidden) and (email hidden). I write historical crime novels set on the Anglo-Scottish Border in the late sixteenth century (when they really knew what crime was!), historical spy thrillers and children's books. I love history and roaming around castles and other historical places. I also love martial arts, reading, singing, horse-riding (badly), learning things, making things and cooking. There are very few foods I DON'T like - it's quicker to list them - but I unfortunately find I now have to avoid sugar and wheat which narrows the field a lot. One of the few foods I really hate is porridge, alas. I'm willing to admit to being a complete chocoholic. My French is OK but rusty, my Spanish is good but rusty and I'm hoping to learn Hungarian soon. I love travelling and meeting people, discovering obscure facts and surprises.