I'm Nic and I currently live in Maidstone. That much, I imagine, most of you figured out! However, the nickname came about when I was a regular listener to the Bob Harris Show on Saturday Nights on Radio 2 in the UK. There is a forum linked to the show and many of the regulars had names like Motorcycle Alan, Routemaster Rod or Safari Rob so I thought I should come up with something equally inane! It so happens that we have a prison in Maidstone. It's been here for over two centuries and housed, amongst others, the Kray twins and Jonathan King. In the UK we often refer to prison as the 'nick' so 'Maidstone Nic' became my 'nick'name!
The photo? It was taken in Poppi in Tuscany. It's a favourite of mine but because it's in portrait format, I don't get to look at that often on my PC where all the pix on my screensaver are in landscape. When I took it, I was really hoping the old man in the bottom left would move but the grumpy old sod wasn't going anywhere! Now I'm glad he didn't as I think he adds a certain something to it.