Countdown with ...
Interviewed 11 May 2019
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
Satisfying, testing, chaotic, happy, investigative, talkative, lucky, bookish, engrossing, wordy.
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
A couple chatting on the pavement
A large grey and white fluffy cat in the window of the Barton Street wine bar
A no-entry sign
Creamy Bath stone buildings
A rather ornate black hotel bedstead
Quite a lot of blue sky
A framed, sheep-filled, landscape painting on the ceiling over the bed
A room-service menu (tempting)
A brass coloured old-fashioned telephone with a dial and a receiver resting on its cradle
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
Chicken Thai curry stir-fry with coconut, Thai basil and bamboo shoots – with noodles. Today. Tomorrow might be different.
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Six things you can't live without ...
Five favourite words ...
Crime fiction (am I allowed this? If not, then sunrise)
Four places you'd run away to ...
The New Forest
New Zealand – because I have never been
Three books you've bought recently ...
Merlin at War by Mark Ellis
The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins
The Forbidden Place by Susanne Jansson
Two things that make you rant ...
Technology that is supposed to be intuitive and just … well.. isn’t.
People who have no idea of what is personal space on pavements or trains.
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
You will never believe how lucky you are – so don’t stop now.