Born and raised in London, (I'm the same age as the number of Eurovision Contests), I moved out to East Anglia with my job around thirty years ago, and have lived here in Wymondham for over 20 years now.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a passion and my earliest Eurovision memory is of hearing 'Sing Little Birdie' (UK 1959) played on 'Children's Favourites' on the BBC Light Programme on the radio. I'm old enough to remember when Eurovision was BIG in the UK and even just seeing a live broadcast from a foreign country was a huge event.
It was the advent of the world wide web that was the catalyst to start taking a more serious interest, and since taking early retirement from my full time railway career (though I remain an active volunteer on the Mid-Norfolk Railway), I've been lucky enough to become involved in producing and presenting radio shows about Eurovision, both for Future Radio in Norwich and for the long-running weekly Eurovision Radio International show, based in the Netherlands but broadcast on FM and DAB+ now in Malta.
I've traveled to attend a number of Contests in person too, as well as to innumerable national finals, and I've lost count of the number of artists I've interviewed - I've even survived interviewing Jedward - twice! I also run the eurovision-norwich.info website and try to update my blog on a reasonably regular basis during the Eurovision 'season' - it's primarily directed at the 'just generally interested' rather than the super-fan.
And of course, it goes without saying really that my hero was Sir Terry Wogan!