Sandy U, HR Manager,?37

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Sandy U, HR Manager

Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

A: My aunt.? She was the original in the family and understood me more than my own mum!


Q: What kinds of things really make you laugh?

A: Kids having fun and saying things that take you completely by surprise.? Silly videos on Facebook.

Q: What?s your favourite place in the entire world?

A: Cornwall.? There?s a little bay there that knocks the sock off anything I?ve been to abroad.

Q: Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her?

A: Michelle.? We are a real team and just have endless fun when we go out in town for cocktails and a dance.

Q: Favourite movie of all time? Why so?

A: Dumbo.? It?s got it all..drama, comedy and suspense.? I admit to shedding?a tear every time I watch it.

Q: What?s your biggest goal in life right now?

A: To have fun while I can.? Life?s too short and serious to over-think it.

Q: What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?

A: Watching Saturday Kitchen and wondering why I never make any of the recipes.? It does inspire me to get a takeaway later on though!

Q: Do you have any pet peeves?

A: Boys who are late and don?t phone back when they say they will.

Q: What was your family like growing up?

A: Fun and drama free on the whole.? We?re a small family and still live close to each other.

Q: What were you like as a kid?

A: Sporty more than academic.? Not very ambitious, but have turned out quite well despite it all!

Q: What should I know about you that I?d never think to ask about?

A: I’m a bit of a petrol head and like track days and fast cars.

Q: Did you?or do you?have a nickname? What?s the story behind it?

A: Yes, it?s Tizzy.? You?ll have to guess why!

Q: Who was your favourite schoolteacher or college professor? Why?

A: I had a PE teacher called Miss Coffey, who saw that I was better at sport than maths.

Q: What do you hate most about the dating process? (Tell me so I can avoid it!)

A: Disappointment, silence and the thought of meeting someone on a blind date.

Peter N, 40, International Banking

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Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

A: My Dad.? He came from humble beginnings, worked hard and has been the rock of the family.? He believed in me.

Q: What kinds of things really make you laugh?

A: Practical jokes, old friends reminiscing about silly things we did at school and off-beat comedy programs on TV, like Father Ted and The Fast Show.

Q: What?s your favourite place in the entire world?

A: Ko Samui in Thailand.? Relaxed paradise.

Q: Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her?

A: An old school friend, Mel.? We grew up together, have been through life?s joys and pains, shared aspirations and understand one another without having to ask questions.

Q: Favourite movie of all time? Why so?

A: Truly, Madly Deeply.? It?s deep and moving.

Q: What?s your biggest goal in life right now?

A: To get the basics right and ensure that my 12 year old daughter has the best chance in life.

Q: What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?

A: Going for a motorbike ride in the country and meeting up with friends in a pub.? I go to the gym in the evening and finish with a swim.

Q: Do you have any pet peeves?

A: People who don?t indicate at roundabouts, rude waiters and poor service.

Q: What was your family like growing up?

A: We are all very different, a bit mad, but somehow it all worked.? We?re all there for each other.? Largely down to my incredible folks.

Q: What were you like as a kid?

A: I tried hard, good at some subjects, like maths and cross country running. I was a little cheeky

Q: What should I know about you that I?d never think to ask about?

A: That would be telling!? Keep asking though!

Q: Did you?or do you?have a nickname? What?s the story behind it?

A: Yes, but I?d have to get to know you more to admit it all!

Q: Who was your favourite schoolteacher or college professor? Why?

A: Mr McNally, my Art teacher. He encouraged me every step of the way and always did so with a smile and a wink.

Q: What do you hate most about the dating process? (Tell me so I can avoid it!)

A: I’ve only just started out on this road again after some time, so it?s the fear of not knowing what to do.? Kind of exciting too though!