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Countdown with ...
Interviewed 13 March 2021
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
Cheque-sorter, chips-profferer, civil servant, call centre, charity, crime.
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
Cushion with a stylised Debbie Harry design
Vase of wilting sunflowers
Discarded question mark and exclamation mark earrings
Collection of photos of my daughter charting her impressive hair through the years
Notebook with a dog on the cover that looks like Dr Spock
A Bobblehead T’Challa
A Paperchase discount voucher
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
Nigella’s lemon, mushroom, garlic and thyme linguine. Eight minutes for the prep plus a bit extra to make sure your pasta isn’t crunchy.
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
Roberto Fonseca, as long as he brings his piano
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Six things you can't live without ...
My best friend Lucy
Rivers of London audiobooks
Five favourite words ...
Four places you'd run away to ...
The rose garden in Regent’s Park
Three books you've bought recently ...
Amanda Lees – From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer: A Dictionary of Crime (Robinson, pre-order)
Maame Blue – Bad Love (Jacaranda Books)
Ainissa Ramirez – The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (MIT Press)
Two things that make you rant ...
People who don’t say ‘thank you’ when you swerve off the pavement into the oncoming traffic to let them pass.
The way John Torode pronounces ‘pasta’ on Masterchef. (And don’t get me started on ‘tagliatelle’ and raviolo/ravioli.)
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
Girl, remember that time you accidentally ended up with white stripy hair because you and Lucy were watching INXS videos and you forgot how long you’d left the bleach on? You should have made detailed notes because when you’re older, you could have put it in a book.