Let’s talk while we eat…
Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
My middle name means ‘Peace’ but I am named after various family members and have ended up with the initials – JIF. I wasn’t half cross when they renamed the cleaning product CIF. Hey, maybe with the wonderful opportunities afforded to our newly-fractured country (thanks Cameron) we’ll get JIF back on the shelves. Every cloud…
Music or silence while working?
Music for dancing, silence for working.
If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?
If I could drive it would be my VW campervan, which I haven’t got. Then I could take my special possessions to the beach. Three special things? It all depends on my moods. I’ve got a couple of rather lovely tarot decks featuring classical works of art, which I’d probably run into a burning house to rescue as I paid so much for them. Ditto my bloody gorgeous six volume boxed edition of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (which, ironically, I can never find the time to continue reading). And, thirdly, the pile of chaos on and around my desk, which includes all the crap I need to draw, paint, create and craft all the various things I feel the urge to produce at any given moment.
The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?
Get married, have children, move to the USA, vote Conservative, climb Everest, swim the Channel, wear anything orange. I feel especially strongly about the orange thing.
See, I haven’t even got a proper orange pen.