1. As a baby I starred in Emergency Ward 10 – my dad was the sound recordist on the show and whenever there was a baby crying, it was me!

2. I’m a big swimmer, I swim three times a week at a local pool and I do a lot of my plotting and thinking while I plough up and down.

3. I’m also a runner … no not really, more of a plodder! But I’m a huge park run fan even if I’m quite slow.

I lived in New Zealand for a little while and had residency but came home to get married.

I learned to read at the age 3 and have been a voracious reader ever since