As you may have guessed my name is Pierre Jones. Age 53 I am fortunate enough to live in the centre of the bustling market town of Faversham in Kent.

I am, it has to be said, an extremely lucky chap. As with a lot of people work seems to define my life. Being a Director of a charity that does work in Ethiopia brings a lot of meaning and value to my life. It is by no means easy but when I go over to the country meeting the people, mostly women, who have transformed their lives with very little is an inspirational.

Seeing the poorest children go to school, with shoes on, breakfast in their bellies, hungry only for knowledge and a gleam of mischief in their eyes is immensely gratifying.

I have also been fortunate to work with some inspirational people such as BBC journalist Michael Buerk and been involved in some exciting projects importing coffee from farmers cooperatives in Ethiopia with the inspirational Azzouz from CoffeeLink.

I am a very keen allotmenter, a collector of plastic refuse along Faversham Creek, Nagden Marsh and shoreline, a meditator and critical explorer of Buddhism, a zealous micro photographer, a sourdough breadmaker, a militant pedestrian and a believer in Socrate’s dictum

“An unexamined life is not worth living”