About Matt Noble

About Matt Noble

matt-nobleAlthough the build might suggest otherwise, on the sports front I’m a keen runner and cyclist, my better football and rugby playing days being behind me. On second thoughts, maybe ‘ambitious’ is a better word than ‘keen’, and if I ever break 1h50m for a half-marathon or 23 mins for a 5km parkrun (being currently within 3 seconds from both those goals), I think I’ll hang up those running shoes for good, and concentrate on hashing (running around in the evenings trying to follow a flour trail along with other misguided souls).

On the cultural front, it’s sad to say, but I really do love languages and books – honestly, I really do! To me a Literary Festival is an intellectually stimulating event, a trip abroad is a chance to practise a new language, and the Sunday papers are designed to be read from cover to cover… no section excluded.

I live in High Wycombe, a short train ride in from London and an even shorter (but much hillier) bike ride out to the countryside via the Chilterns. I also play classical guitar, although as per my sporting career, my best playing days are probably behind me having peaked aged 16yrs old at Grade 7 before being seduced by the lure of the electric guitar. Hence the varied, eclectic, and some might say, downright unfathomable music taste.

I have lived and worked abroad in Saõ Paulo, Brazil (see ‘better football days’), Paris, USA, and the Netherlands, hence the love of languages… although I’m frequently asked why I ever bothered learning Dutch? I’ve also traveled extensively – cycling all over Europe, backpacking around the world with my younger brother, and playing catch-up with my dad for a number of years around the Asian sub-continent.

So there you have it – I’ve reached a point now where my life and my work can complement each other, and long may it persist

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