What is your name?
How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?
Share a memory you have of your time at Emmaus Cambridge.
Community days out
What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?
What does solidarity mean to you?
Working together to help others more in need
Name one celebrity you would like to sit down and have dinner with?
Any polymath. eg. Stephen Fry, Peter Ustinov, Neil Degrass
What does a typical day at Emmaus Cambridge involve for you?
What food can you not resist?
Turkish Delight (but must- diabetes)
What is the strangest item in the shop that you have come across?
Michals sideboard project with marble top, skulls and candelabra
What do you feel most grateful for?
Good parents and family (+ 100 other things, the list grows daily)
What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do in your life, if you’ve done it how did it make you feel and if not then why not?
Become a journalist and travel the world. Did both in two separate jobs prior to ill health
What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?
Conquering my demons. 10 down, 10 to go
What do you value most in a friendship?
How do you feel about your friendship with fellow staff/ trustees at Emmaus Cambridge?
What’s your favourite hobby?
Writing. Radio drama
What’s your favourite animal?
After lockdown what do you hope to have learnt about yourself that maybe you were not aware of before?
Favourite music band?
If you could choose the one place to isolate, where would it be?
In a croft on South Uist, peat on the fire, wet dog under the table and rowboat bringing single malt on Tuesday’s and Friday’s
If you could choose the one person to isolate with, who would it be?
My best friend, who I haven’t met yet
Who has been the biggest influence in your life so far?
Mum and Dad
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Can’t say. I’m not the same person as I was 10 years ago, and he wasn’t the same as the ‘me’ 10 years before that.
What is your biggest fear?
Dying in ignorance or because of it. Taking my last breath without the first idea what this crazy ride of life was about. Belief in a conscious universe, a new theory helps
If you could be good at something that you are not, what would it be?
Languages, so I could listen to more people from different backgrounds
Where is your happy place, and why?
Alone amid natural scenery when the weather inside my head is good and I can enjoy it
Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?
Too deep a question for me as I tend to over analyse (I spent 1 hour just thinking about the question). We’re into a mind map drawn 6ft x 6ft with this one.