I went to Crete with my girlfriend at the time, and I wrote about that. It was about the time that my dad got published in The Oldie, and I suddenly thought, oh, if he can do it, maybe I could do it? It was a great time to get into it – in the early ‘90s, newspapers were mushrooming in size and they needed writers. And I was happily sitting in a kitchen, hammering away on a typewriter saying: ‘Oh, would you mind if I went and did this for you?’ to the editors. And very quickly, they started writing back and saying: ‘Yes, go on.’ And I was off.
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