I have a secret love affair with Pizza Express in Bolton. I'm going to be honest with you - it has little to do with the restaurant itself, and was the main reason that I agreed to do a review when approached by their PR team.
Let me tell you a story. When I was 14 I decided to become a history teacher. This one time dream would later fizzle out at the thought of a class of sixteen year olds; but was my dream until I was 21.
I remember when the idea was born though. Our class went on a field trip to Lord Lever's Roynton estate in Rivington. The sun was shining, Kieran Morris nicked my neon orange Adidas coat, and the ballroom tiles gleamed through the mud and debris in the wreck of the second bungalow. I've been Lord Lever's number one fan ever since.