Robert likes reading, listening to music and playing chess, but not all at the same time as it’s rude to the opponent. He is not very good at DIY but refuses to buy a book on the subject in case it falls to pieces. He once put sugar on his chips by mistake. When a boy, he woke up in the night and saw a ghost. It turned out to be his mum’s white ironing board. Having owned a dog, who regarded him as ‘leader of the pack,’ it was quite a shock for him when he acquired a cat, who regards him as a butler.