We decided what we wanted in our house and built the solar system around that. Our house is an affordable house and is an interpretation of what a solar house of today could look like.
Going on the radio is like talking to a nice girl you know; you think of perfect things to say and things to talk about but you can't premeditate love or the media
At the beginning of the competition, they measured how much power was in our house. At the end of the week they will measure again and hopefully we can be at or above our original amount of power.
There is a thrill of vulnerability at all airshows. There is no way of making everything completely safe. When the machines are being thrashed to capacity and the pilots are flying at their limits to dazzle, things are bound to go wrong sometimes. There have been some historic disasters, but the danger is a part of the attraction.
Food is one of life's really great pleasures. My 20th birthday party was all about booze, my 30th birthday was about drugs, and now I realise that my 40s are about food. It's something you appreciate more and more as you get older.