To make conversation over dinner one night, I asked Nicholas, "If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday, where would you go?"
He answered very quickly: "Japan."
"Japan?" I asked. "Wouldn't that be scary to go to somewhere so far away where they speak a different language and have such a different culture and food? Why do you want to go to Japan?"
Again the answer was simple: "Tech."
"Tech? You're really that much of a techie?"
"Yeah," he shrugged. "I'd go to Sheffield if they had a talking toilet."