- How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?
When I’m at work I normally have about three cups a day, I only drink de-caffeinated tea though as caffeine gives me migraines. I rarely have tea at home, possibly on a weekend morning but, being the only hot drink drinker in the house, it always seems like too much effort.
- Favourite part of your roast?
Yorkshire pudding, stuff only having them with roast beef though! I normally save them until last and use them as a mop for the gallons of gravy.
- Favourite dunking biscuit?
If I’m feeling rich and fancy then I’ll go for a triple chocolate digestive, there are not many biscuits that I’d turn down though – apart from ginger nuts.
- Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Picnics in the park, roast on Sundays and tea and cake are some of my most favourite things to do. Coincidentally they can all be considered quintessentially British and they all involve food.
- Favourite word?
Glorious: having a striking beauty or splendour.
- Cockney rhyming slang?
I say ‘Hank Marvin’ and ‘butchers’ quite a lot, but that’s about it. I love Cockney accents, especially when little old men have them and they’re proper Londoners!
- Favourite sweet?
Bassetts milk bottles, the ones with the powder dusting; quite hard to get hold of unless you go to an old school sweet shop.
- What would your pub be called?
Pubby McPubface? Wish You Were Beer? Tequila Mockingbird?
- No 1 British person?
Sir David Attenborough – ‘Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment.’
- Favourite restaurant?
On the Isle of Wight I would say that the Pointer Inn in Newchurch is my absolute favourite; it’s a cute, small village pub where regulars are encouraged to swap home-grown produce for beer.
- Favourite British song?
Can’t pick just one, I never can with songs or films or TV series. However, my top 5 British songs would have to be: Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader, When the Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys, Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks, Girl Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae and Perfect 10 – The Beautiful South.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAS, especially when it’s on freshly buttered soggy toast and gathers into marmite butter balls.