Front Crawl

Getting up early every morning to do my laps in the swimming pool. Nothing quite like it.

When was the last time you felt truly rejuvenated and energized? What made you feel that way?

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Wake up…

I try every morning to wake up and get to the swimming pool to do my laps. It means I get up early. I like it that way. At the pool it’s like meditative exercise. And I miss it when I am not there.

What is the one thing that drives you to wake up in the morning and do whatever it is you do? Is it writing, family, friends, or something else entirely?

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‘You Can Feel It All Over’

My 1# song is a Stevie Wonder track called ‘Sir Duke’. I actually saw Stevie Wonder play live at Hyde Park and it was a blast. Quite a privilege to be associated (no matter how tiny a way) with the master of soul/funk (or whatever you want to call it).

What was the #1 song when you were born? (not sure? you can find out here.) Write about how the song relates (or not!) to your personality.

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Oh I say!

Hard to say. It depends on the circumstances, my mood, etc. But as a rule I suppose I am stuck with that childhood maxim: ‘Don’t talk to strangers’. Combine that with my somewhat British nature, and I would exude a polite but firm non-engagement.

It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?

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Just Don’t Look Back

I’d rather not…I would rather leave my sixteen year old self to himself…let him figure out things on his own…besides, it would be way too much like therapy for me, no kidding.

Tell us all about the person you were when you were sixteen. If you haven’t yet hit sixteen, tell us about the person you want to be at sixteen.

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