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“My Favourite Things”: Bethany

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My favourite TV show - I have many. But if I must select just one... Fleabag. I have rewatched several times, I have even read the book (which is more of a script).

My favourite place to go - Peak district, I have several favourite spots within, but overall, it's my favourite place. 

My favourite city - Cambridge. It may be more familiarity than anything else, but it does have a charm. 

My favourite thing to do in my free time - READ. I have other loves, such as video games and walking. But reading is my everyday pastime. 

My favourite athlete/sports personality - Hard one for me, as I'm not really into sports. The only sport I follow which may surprise some is body-building! There's an element of obsession, dedication and art that fascinates me.  So, I will say Kai Greene - but I'm not sure how many will know who this is. 

My favourite actor - Tough one, I like most films/TV that has either Bill Hader or Meryl Streep in. 

My favourite author - Tough one- Can I give 2 - is that cheating?  Margaret Atwood & Lucy Clarke

My favourite drink - Coca Cola - Full Fat - The good stuff

My favourite food - Bangers & Mash

My favourite place to eat - Anywhere with good food that I don't have to cook myself!

I like people who - Ask Questions. Questions are the stepping-stone before acquiring knowledge. 

I don’t like it when people - Assume things stay the same. One of my pet peeves is "Well they should have thought of that before X happened". Things change, feelings change, people's finances change. Therefore, we should try withholding judgement and think how circumstances change. 

My favourite book - This one is hard for me. The academic in me says Paul Willis' Learning to Labour, the book opened my mind and genuinely changed my life. But the child in me and the one who loves to explore... The Secret Garden 

My favourite book character - This doesn't go in line with my favourite book, but I love the character Charmaine in The Heart Goes Last she's complex but she is also empathetic. 

My favourite film - Hocus Pocus - More of a sentimental thing of carving pumpkins every year while watching it! 

My favourite poem - While I am not one much for poetry, I adored Rupi Kaur's poetry book Milk and Honey 

My favourite artist/band - I have a few, I like The 1975, Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and even some Billie Eilish

My favourite song - Not fitting at all to the above - But - It's Can't help falling in Love 

My favourite art - I didn't actually know the name of it till now as I never really thought about it, but what I used to call 'Crazy Stairs' (apparently actually called Relativity by M.C.Escher). It used to be in my Art room at school, I remember thinking it seemed pointless, then I realised that was probably the point.

My favourite person from history - Angela Davis. After I read Women, Race & Class I wanted to explore more – This woman has had a fascinating, challenging, but above all, inspiring life.

… Side note:  as I wasn’t asked … Maisie – My dog (pictured) is my favourite…of everything, really. Just look at her, she’s beautiful.


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