I've been asked to take part in a feature in my home town newspaper, the Burton Daily Mail. It's a questions and answers thingy, so I've pinched it for my blog post today.
Hobbies? Textile art, walking, dog walking, blogging, sewing, pottering in the garden, my pets.
Favourite film/tv – why? Funny Girl. Love the music and the sentiments, 'What good is sitting alone in your room, come hear the music play. Life is a Cabaret old chum, come to the Cabaret.' I felt inspired by Sally Bowles.
Favourite food and why? Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, eat tons of it. It's easy to cook, I love the taste and it's good for me.
Most embarrassing moment? Standing up in front of a room of 200 Rotary Club men to give a talk. I was the last speaker of the evening following a famous footballer, it was 11pm, I was tired and froze.
Ultimate ambition in life? To sell all my possessions and spend all the money I have. I came into this world with nothing, and that's how I hope to go out.
If you ruled the world? There isn't one person on this planet who could put things right. I wish I could solve all the worlds problems, but I can't. All I can do is to be kind to people, and hope they pass it on.
Pet hate? I have no space for hate in my life, hate is a destructive emotion. I get a bit miffed though when our beautiful country is being trashed by litter dropping and fly tipping. Such scant regard for the place we call home, it's very sad.
Favourite belonging and why? My computer. It's like having a library at my fingertips. It keeps me in touch with the world.
Dream holiday destination and why? There isn't one place. I would be happy to visit lots of places within the UK, a tour in a camper van would be nice. So much to see on this island, I have no need to travel further.
Dead or alive – who would your ideal guest at a dinner party be and why? My mother, Martha Elizabeth Helen Brand. I didn't tell her enough how much I loved her. She passed away far too early. I wish I could tell her what a good job she did of bringing me up, and how grateful I am.
What would you do with £1 million? I would buy myself a nice house, nothing too big, and a new car. I would gift some to family, and my favourite charities, and I would love to put a wad of £20 notes in my pocket and discretely pass them to random strangers. The smile on someone's face would give me great joy.
These are the first answers that came into my head, you can add your own thoughts if you like.
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