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Countdown with ...
Interviewed 10 August 2016
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
Battle-scarred cheap laptop that enjoys switching off at whim
Hideously disorganised notes
A lamp that doesn’t work so I use it as a paperweight
Winnie the Pooh mug with dregs of cold tea
A pile of receipts I am due to file* for a tax return
Christmas snow globe featuring a jubilant, scarf-wearing penguin
Pine and eucalyptus trees
Red roof tiles below pale blue sky
The Serra da Estrela mountain range
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
A juicy Portuguese bifana: pan-fry two thin slices of pork in mustard, garlic, white wine and oil. Sauté chopped onion in the resulting sauce. Place pork and onions between a buttered crusty roll. Shove in face. Have a nice lie down while you think about ‘important stuff.’
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
Six things you can't live without ...
The music of The World’s Greatest Band™ Depeche Mode
Warm, sunny days
Freedom from the shackles of the police
Five favourite words ...
Er… (in a Beavis and Butthead nasal drone)
Four places you'd run away to ...
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Anywhere in Wales
Three books you've bought recently ...
Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary
The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson
The Revenant by Michael Punke
Two things that make you rant ...
Injustice. And cling film.
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
Porn is not the answer to all the world’s ills.