Oprah may have made him famous, but I like to think I discovered him first. My mate Steve Wheen runs around London – and other places he travels to – filling in potholes with tiny themed gardens. How rad is that?
So Steve, what’s your day job? I work as a freelance creative.
Where are you from? I was born in Canberra and spent time in Hong Kong, Bathurst and Rockhampton before moving to the UK.
Where do you live now? I moved to London almost 8 years ago (how time flies!)
Why did you come to the UK? I headed to London for a two year break, with a visa card and working holiday visa in hand. I was planning on using it as a base to explore Europe.
What to you miss most about Australia? Where do I start? Backyards, gardening, space, sunshine, my family, the stars, fresh air, mindless chat with strangers, wide roads, sunsets, knowing everyone. Promite. Apart from my mum, I miss Promite the most.
How often do you get back? I get back once a year these days. I didn’t go back for the first 4 years I was away and that was hard.
What are your plans for Australia Day this year? This year, I’ll head to the usual for a few pints with the few Aussies that are still left in London (And hopefully you Kate!).
To view more of Steve’s work visit The Pothole Gardener.