Phil Barnett

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Internet
Occupation Web Designer
Location Roby mill, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Introduction My dad made me a nesting box, using instructions in a Blue Peter annual when I was 7. Blue tits occupied it straight away and I’ve been fascinated by wildlife ever since. My interests stood me in good stead when I spent 10 years chairbound through illness. My Wilmslow garden became my very local, local patch – the garden and it’s wildlife got me through that time. Something good came out of it as well. I made my first web site – ‘Birds in a Cheshire Garden’. I was lucky enough to win the 1999 Yell site of the year award – the UKs ‘Web Oscar’ at the time. It gave me my one brush with fame – the award came complete with a ‘glittering’ ceremony in London and the inevitable Jonathan Ross. I did a few news interviews where I was asked questions such as “how do you feel about Mick Jagger being a fan of your site.” ....Read More
Favorite Movies Waking Life
Favorite Music Can, Captain Beefheart, Mouse on Mars, Pole, Autechre
Favorite Books My Family and Other Animals