Ping

Preston, Hertfordshire UK

Who are you and what do you do?
'I’m a creative soul, who currently makes a living as a chef, running my catering business from home producing nutritionally-balanced meals delivered to local people's homes, as well as pickles and preserves. '

Why do you choose to live in Preston?
'I don’t live there any more, but four years ago I moved out of London for good and moved back in with my Dad, for lack of choice.'

What's your favourite place in Preston and why?
'I love Minsden Chapel, which is a derelict old remains across the fields where I’d go to meditate early on bright, crisp mornings. Also the bluebells in mid-March in Hitch Wood are a magnificent sight, as well as perfume, to behold.'

What is Preston proud of?
'Preston has a very proud cricket team who play on a lovely pitch in the village and also love their local pub which is the central hub of the community, owned by around forty of the locals who are shareholders. It was the first of its kind to be set up and saved from the baying hands of the breweries in this way.'

Tell us something about Preston that people won't know?
'The pub was reopened by the Queen Mother in the 1980s who grew up just down the road at St Paul’s Waldenbury.'