As part of our Advent Calendar, we thought you might like to known a bit more about Richard:


He painted Michelle Dotrice’s house.

He met Harrison Ford in Woodstock in the 80’s, when he was filming Hanover Street.

He fancies himself as Kes (he kept kestrels as a boy).

He opened the first vegetarian restaurant in Oxford (actually you will have known that if you read Day 7)

He met the girl of his dreams whilst living on a boat in Oxford (that’s me).

His first job was a blacksmith when he was 13.

His favourite food is Mexican (that’s just as well), but he also loves a good curry.

He can’t live without coffee (no, honestly he really can’t).

He hates playing cards (hint: a good way to get rid of him at a party)

He loves the outdoors.