My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Never stop moving forward even if you take a wrong turn occasionally
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. The 'Mad Men' women like my mother who pioneered their way into creative media jobs in the 1950s and 1960s, paving the way for my generation. Unlike my mother, however, I was happily not expected to leave when I started a family!
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I ran a business for two years publishing private memoirs for 'ordinary' people. It taught me that everyone has an interesting story. So, I'd be happy to meet anyone from a time before mine. Anything they told me about their daily life would be pretty fascinating, I expect.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. To sing. My grandfather was a professional concert-hall singer in Glasgow, and I feel hard-done by that I did not inherit his beautiful voice
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I admire social workers. They often have a very tough job to do and receive little thanks for it in the UK