I was looking for a name for a new character. Names are everywhere, but the right name for a character isn’t always that easy. Yes, I know that sounds rather daft, if not despotic. Nevertheless it’s true – for me, anyway.
So, I was loitering in Kings Street looking in the charity shops (for tenth century gold bangles), when all of a sudden I spotted Erik. I needed both a character name and a new coffee cup and voila! There he was!