I was born into a family of musicians, entertainers and
inventors to whom I owe much of my musical and technical aptitude, skills and
I currently live in Budapest, Hungary where I work here
mainly for my clients in the UK, and learnt to read, write and speak Hungarian fluently within 2 years.
I like travelling and experiencing new cultures and in
addition to all the EC countries I have visited the USA a few times, Iceland,
Morocco, Tunisia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia
and Serbia. I have driven to the Czech Republic and Budapest from England
several times to stay with friends. I plan one day to drive across America and
back through Canada.
Hungarian is my second language, with a basic knowledge
of German and French.
I was invited to play four piano sessions on a live
Hungarian Saturday night television show in July 2001 and interviewed in
Hungarian. This was quite scary, but I'm glad I did it! I was then asked to
do another show, and was repeated on TV a few times.
My hobbies include off-road driving, Hungarian café
society, playing jazz piano in local bars and dining out. I also enjoy
windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing, and once jumped off a 2,500m mountain in
Slovenia with a paraglider — I’d recommend it to everyone. It’s safer
than flying kites, as I once got seriously bruised on a Welsh mountainside
while being dragged over rocks by a kite half the size of a parachute!
When on the ground, I enjoy programming in Perl, PHP,
MySQL, ASP and learning new things like XML.
Available on request.