This is Tom Lynham. A creative comrade. He is taking over to write a post or two. Some words about Tom. He is the step son of the playwright Tony Parker who gave voice to societies underclass in many of the BBC 'Play for Today' series. Tom trained as a graphic designer a Colchester College of Art and at the Royal College of Art where he had the good fortune to be taught by Bob Gill. However later he became rather disillusioned with graphics. The call of nature (or more precisely trees) caught his fancy and he opted to take up lumber jacking and in the process built up an alarming but very interesting stockpile of wood. This prompted him to start a furniture company and he began to design his own items . Later he opened a gallery in Berlin to showcase the work of upcoming designers, among them Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison. A series of events caused Tom to revaluate his career path and he decided that what he really wanted to do was to become a writer. He now has a very successful career doing just that and was one of the founding members of the illustrious 26 writing group. Over to you Tom... Well, actually it wont be until Wednesday as he's still writing it. That's writers for you!