How it all began
I was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England on the 22nd July 1967. As a child I was always fascinated by books showing pictures of other countries around the world and always dreamed of visiting them as they were a far cry from the working class Mill Town in which I live.
Oldham being a Mill Town meant that cheap Labour from the Indian sub - continent was brought in to run the mills, firstly the Indians came along with Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. As a child I used to talk to these people who told me tales of Tigers, snakes, palm trees and the hot climates, this was more than i could believe.