Thanks Cee for this week’s probing questions.
When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
It depends what I’m writing. If it’s something short like a note/letter/list I’ll use a pen. If it’s a piece of creative writing I know it will probably get lengthy and messy and my pen will run out midway so I’ll use a pencil. I am dyslexic and as a child all my words were joined together without any gaps so I was not allowed to write with a pen at school until I was almost 11. I was taken aside by a kindly teacher who switched on a light in my brain and showed me how to get those letters whipped into shape. Then my parents gave me a beautiful fountain pen with a wide nib that really encouraged me to write nicely. When I was at college my lesson notes were so long that my classmates often joked that I was writing another novel. I love words and sentences. Paragraphs are good too.
Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?
I am already both, HA HA HA! Dancer: to satisfy my inner exhibitionist.
If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?
Politics. When I get together with certain people we spend an impassioned hour putting the world to right. I hate injustice and intolerance.
What are you a “natural” at doing?
I am a natural mimic and can pick up accents very quickly, often unintentionally. I was once having a conversation at work with someone speaking in a strong Birmingham accent and I had to apologise because I had started replying in the same accent and I couldn’t stop myself doing it.