By way of a small suburban village on the outskirts of London, Long Ditton, I am the product of very different cultures. 

My Mother - Born and raised in Derry, Northern Ireland. As a Catholic in a heavily Protestant area with economic challenges rife throughout the city. Emigrated to London at the age of 18 - with the burning desire to make an impact. 

My father - Born and raised in Gravesend, Kent. Brought up in a traditional Sikh family with his father immigrating to England in the 1950's to provide a better life for his family. Eventually, bringing his wife over to settle in a small, predominately Asian, community.

The chance of a traditional Catholic from Derry and a Sikh from Gravesend meeting is probably about 100,000 to 1. 

The chance of them falling in love and starting a family - Near on impossible. 

A product of cross-cultural dimensions I have had a burning curiosity as to why people think in a linear manner.

Creativity isn't dead. It's just suppressed by conformity. 

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