Now you may not all have heard of Christopher Cassidy (yet) but I bet if you live anywhere near Tunbridge Wells, you will have looked at his popular blog about the town more than once or twice. And if not, get yourself over there because you are in for a treat – a real mix of investigative journalism, local history, flaneur-style observations, and wise words, all seen through a curious and lively focus. Can you tell I like his work a lot?
So it’s a great pleasure to have Chris (or Anke) on here to finish my sentences today.
When you were small, you wanted to … You mean I’m now actually a grown up?! I racked my brains over this one and I can’t actually remember wanting to be anything when I was a child, I still don’t.
The one thing you can never resist is …Mr Whippy Ice Cream. I have Mr Whippy Radar™ built into my brain and can detect an ice cream van from three miles away. I just can’t seem to walk past one without succumbing to that swirled tower of cold white ambrosia. I would continue to eat it until I burst. I have a problem. Hang on, my WhippySense™ is tingling…
You may not say it aloud but… I hate being told what to do. If someone orders me to do something I will go out of my way to do completely the opposite. Basically I am a child.
If you were expecting something a little more eccentric then I do enjoy vacuuming stripes into the boot of my car like a well manicured lawn.
The last time you went ‘WOOP’ with excitement was …Every Tuesday morning. Tuesday is MiggyMag Day, a special day my wife and I have to be together, drink coffee and read. It’s our secret to a happy marriage.
Your five favourite words are ….
Meh – the perfect indifferent reply to any question or statement.
No – so short but so much power.
The F word – variations of it can replace or precede any other word in the English language and it can be used as a comma and a full stop. I use it far too much though.
Anke - it just looks so beautiful and balanced on the page. I also love how everyone pronounces it in different ways.
Yoink – a lovely sound effect word to use when grabbing something you shouldn’t.
Favourite writing place in Kent :
I would love to say sitting in a coffee shop or a peaceful garden with a beautiful view with a pen and Moleskine notebook, but I write best with total peace and quiet so the reality of it is that my favourite place to write is sitting in front of my mac at home. A freshly poured glass of wine sitting next to the keyboard always helps too.
A book about Kent or by a Kent writer you would recommend:
A tough one this one I’ve just received a new book called Ten Men Brave and True, which is about the The Victoria Cross Holders from Tunbridge Wells. All profits are going to Help For Heroes so I recommend everyone buys one.
Thanks Chris, and how could I resist this as a thank you. Sorry – you weren’t the child who had SIX cones, were you???