I'm a history nut, particularly post-Roman pre-Tudor history. I spend hours staring at fields because someone once fought someone else there a few hundred years earlier dressed in soup-tins. I love visiting castles and houses and think the National Trust and English Heritage are fantastic. I also love books and am a keen member of bookcrossing (http://www.bookcrossing.com) where people read a book, register on the internet, leave it somewhere for someone else to pick up and then follow the book as it travels round the world. I have little time for those who cannot make their own decisions, despise organised religion and love where I live.