This architect likes a life of adventure, be it driving a classic Jaguar, yachting or racing cars on PS3. But even if he’s in the middle of a far-off ocean, he’ll be busy emailing the folks back home

What’s your favourite website?

At the moment I’m thinking about buying a classic E-type Jaguar – I want one from the year I was born, 1971, so I’m checking out

What are you currently watching online?

Property in the US!

What was the last book you bought online?

Left for Dead by sailor Nick Ward. It’s a true story of survival from the tragic 1979 Fastnet yacht race when 15 sailors died in severe weather. I read this on my yacht (pictured) while stormed-in for three days, anchored in Dartmouth.

Social networking site or face to face?

It has to be face to face – a pint or lunch for me is much more personable.

What’s your preferred means of communication – Twitter, blog or scented letter?

It has to be email – I love the idea that I could email from the middle of the Antarctic ocean if I ever went there.

What’s in your digital holster?

My iPhone and the most powerful Sony Vaio money can buy. The technological item that I rely upon most is wireless internet – I email for Britain! Just think of the days before email when you had to catch the post before 5.30pm – how crazy was that?

What’s your most-played iTune?

My best pals at school formed a group called Morcheeba pictured). We said they’d never make it. They did! My favourite song has to be an acoustic version of their first ever album – you can’t buy it unless you know them.

What’s your TV choice?

I’ve never downloaded a TV programme, but when Pink Floyd (pictured) reunited to play in London a few years back, I linked the TV to the hi-fi, which was linked to my Bose Acoustimass 15 speaker system – 15 invisible speakers in one room. It was awesome!

What games do you play?

I’m usually far too busy to play computer games, but every Christmas we blow the dust off the PS3. Last year the whole family got together for a day-long Gran Turismo racing competition.