My name is Lance Greenfield Mitchell.
I was born in the St Pancras borough of London in December, 1955. My father is from Yorkshire, and my mother is from Scotland. I’ve spent most of my life trying to work out if I’m a Londoner, a Yorkshireman or a Scotsman. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m half Yorkshire and half Scots. The place of your birth doesn’t really count.
I am married to Joy and currently live in North West Hampshire. My home city is probably Perth, although it could be Sheffield.
I love to travel. I have visited about 80 countries in my life, and I love to immerse myself in different cultures, languages and cuisines.
The greatest passion in my life is the way that people treat people. Witnessing a great act of kindness brings as many tears to my eyes as witnessing horrible cruelty. Hence my personal motto:
One World, one people – Care about them all