About

So if you’ve got this far then I can safely say your interest has been piqued and you want to know a little more about me, the bloke who takes a stream of consciousness and just dumps it here.

So as you may or may not know my name is Matt Baker (not The One Show host) and I live just outside Leeds. I’ve lived over in this neck of the woods after moving here for a job three and half years ago and now the poor people of Yorkshire can’t get rid of me. I live with my partner ‘S’ with no cats and no children.

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So I thought I’d do this in a slightly different way and take  20 questions off the web and answer them as honestly as possible.

Here goes.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Machu Picchu in Peru

You have the opportunity to give all of your money to charity. Who do you give it to?
Cancer Research UK

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
RAF pilot or barrister

What is the one thing that you consider OK to lie about?
What time I’m going to meet friends on a night out – I do try and be punctual

Do you know where your birth certificate is at this very minute?
Yes, but I keep it hidden away as it’s sole purpose is to remind me of how old I am!

How do you get to work everyday?
Car – I know, I know…..

What three things make you happiest right now?
‘S’, my family and my friends

You can either speak or hear, but not both. Which do you chose?
Hear

What is your greatest strength?
To always look on the bright side of things. I’m forever the optimist

Who — dead or alive — would you most like to meet?
Winston Churchill – I don’t really need to elaborate do I?

Do you like surprises?
Yes, apart from massive utility bills or being placed on the wrong tax code

What single thing can you not live without?
Red Bull – I honestly think I’m addicted to the stuff which can’t be good

Where do you hope to be in five years?
Married with 2.4 children

How do you like your eggs?
I don’t like eggs which I know is tantamount to heresy to some people

What did you dress up as last year for Halloween?
I did a convincing impression of a 40 year old man trapped in his own home with the lights off because he’d forgotten to pick up sweets from Tesco

If you could legally change your name, would you do it?
No

What is your greatest weakness?
Genetically my baldness, from a personality point of view I can be a bit stubborn

Do you have an article of clothing that you would gladly wear everyday?
Yes, my Adidas Gazelle trainers

What is your ideal job?
I wouldn’t mind working for a bike manufacturer or Rapha

When you die, what do you want people to remember you for?
Laughter

What is your favourite colour?
Blue

Is there anything that you pretend to enjoy, but honestly don’t?
Climbing any hill and there are a lot of them in Yorkshire

How do you deal with conflict?
Always best to get everything out in the open and discuss it like adults

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
The ability to fly

What is your favourite thing about yourself?
My ability to bounce back from setbacks