“Look. I know we’ve thrust ourselves upon you! But we’ve been through a great deal since then! And all we’ve been through will remain with us always! It could be the most exciting part of my life. Look, Doctor, we’re different people. And now we have a chance to go home. We want to take that chance. Will you help us work that machine?”
What they smell like: Mostly just the soap he uses, or sometimes a nice cologne for special occasions. After he and Barbara get married, she starts putting the lavender sachets in with his clothes too. ;)
How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc): He’s a pretty normal sleeper in most circumstances, but once he and Barbara become a couple, he absolutely cannot sleep unless he’s got his arms wrapped around her. It doesn’t matter where they are or what they’re sleeping on- having Barbara in his arms is his only requirement for sleeping peacefully.
What music they enjoy: He keeps up with all the pop and rock music of the day and has quite the record collection.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: Not much. His routine is pretty simple- just shower, shave, drag a comb through his hair and throw on a suit, and he’s good to go.
Their favorite thing to collect: Seashells or coins. His parents used to take him and his brother to the beach where they would collect shells, driftwood, and whatever they found on the beach, and then catalog them when they got home. It was one of the things that first sparked his interest in science. On his TARDIS travels seashells aren’t so plentiful, so he takes to collecting a coin from every place they land instead.
Left or right-handed: Right
Religion (if any): Also raised Church of England but tends more toward atheism. With his skeptical scientist’s nature he doesn’t set much store by the superstitious elements of religious practices.
Favorite sport: Cricket
Favorite touristy thing to do when traveling (museums, local food, sightseeing, etc): Ian isalways happy to indulge in all the touristy things! Particularly food, fairs, sightseeing- anything fun really. His sense of joie de vivre helps him make the most of any holiday he has.
Favorite kind of weather: When it’s sunny and raining at the same time. Or any kind of unusual weather, because he’s a nerdy science teacher and finds it fascinating.
A weird/obscure fear they have: Ian isn’t really afraid of most things, the one exception being a fear of anything bad happening to people he loves. Mostly it takes the form of being slightly overprotective, which his kids find annoying, but they know he means well.
The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail: Ian is good at all the standard carnival games- it’s one of his favorite places to go on a date because he can show off to the girl he’s with by winning prizes for her. (He still does this with Barbara when they’re an old married couple and she thinks it’s adorable.)