All about me...
Hello there, !!! Welcome to the personal space of David Brider, bachelor of the parish of Chelmsford. Well, divorcee of this parish, anyway 1 - but at least by describing myself as a bachelor, I'm being, let me see, definitively inaccurate... Anyway, have a cup of and a slice of (or even a ), pull up a pew (oh, and please mind the ) and I'll tell you...
...some facts and figures about myself:
Date of birth
December 18th 1969
Place of birth
Ilford, Essex, England
- Meadgate Junior School, Chelmsford, Essex
- Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex2
- Chelmsford College of Further Education, 1986 - 1988
- Chelmsford College of Further Education, 1994 - 19953
- Roehampton Institute, London4
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In my first year at Roehampton, I became a Christian. Nowadays I'd describe myself as a fundamentalist, in the historical sense of believing that the fundamentals of the Christian faith are true5. I'm pretty non-denominational, but am currently in regular attendance at The Oasis Church, Chelmsford6 (which calls itself the church with the s and is part of the newfrontiers group.7)
I live in Chelmsford, which is the county town of Essex and a nice place to live. I share a comfortable house with Tim, who was best man at my wedding. I work at NHS Direct, as a Database Administrator. I was doing the work on a temporary basis, and finally became permanent on March 10th 2003.
My personal philosophy about the internet is that it should be the place where, ultimately, you can find out anything about anything. Therefore, it always annoys me to discover that there are some facts that aren't covered anywhere on the net (including the web and Usenet). Hopefully H2G2 can change all that!
If you're really desperate to find out more about me, you can do so here.
Some of my interests
In general, science fiction, comedy, and classic children's programmes. Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers (and Monty Python in general), Spaced, The X Files, Drop the Dead Donkey, Grange Hill, Joking Apart, Coupling, Aliens in the Family8, and Press Gang are just a few of the many programmes I love and have on video tape.
Apart from the fact that I write and record my own songs, I listen to a broad selection of music, including stuff by All About Eve, Sam Brown, The Church, Coastal Dune, Beverley Craven, Delirious?, Erasure, Paul Field, Fleetwood Mac, Martyn Joseph, Pet Shop Boys, Matt Redman, Rondo Veneziano, Sisters of Mercy, and yFriday.
I'm a voracious reader, although I find that most of the books I read are based on Doctor Who. Outside of that, I'd say that in general, my taste in books is not dissimilar to my taste in TV - i.e. I like science fiction and comedy, as well as the old children's classics. Authors I enjoy include Clive Cussler, Stephen Fry, Julian May, Douglas Adams (who he?), Terry Pratchett, Tom Sharpe, and E Nesbit. I've read Lord of the Rings (of course, as well as seeing the film and listening to the far superior BBC Radio adaptation), and every Christmas without fail I re-read Come Back, Lucy9 and The Box of Delights10. I also like Tom's Midnight Garden11 and A Little Princess12
Particularly writing to mildly famous actresses who are of that degree of fame where I've heard of them, but they're not so big that they can't be bothered to write back a nice reply. Favourites include Caroline Waldron (who sadly seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth), Jane Horrocks, Holly Aird, and my all-time favourite, the late Charlotte Coleman.
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