SarahBeenySpringIssue2017 - 287
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OUR GUEST EDITOR
IS A BUSY WOMAN
- SO WHAT ARE HER
I've been influenced by lots of different people
in different ways. I am always totally in awe
of people who are calm and kind, though,
and they make me try to be more so.
Definitely my husband, Graham Swift
- although my brother Diccon is a really good
friend and, as they get older, my sons have
also started to be really amazing friends.
Probably my ability to survive on not much
sleep - frequently only five hours.
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Actually, real bargains aren't often cheap,
they are just good value. I always bang
on about my vacuum cleaner, which is
a Vorwerk. It wasn't particularly cheap,
but I've had it 25 years and it's still going.
Green, though in velvet it's purple.
Probably (restored stately home) Rise Hall.
When we bought it, we assumed it would be
the worst investment we'd ever make but just
fun and a life experience. In fact, it's actually
turning out to be a really exciting business.
BEST... organisation tip?
Lists - a book of lists and more lists.
Doing nothing, although we went skiing
earlier this year, which was totally fab. If
you can fit sun, exercise, family, friends and
laughter into a holiday, that ticks my boxes.
BEST... TV show?
I think Vikings - it's really addictive.
BEST... day off ?
When you get tea in bed and
don't have to get up early
- then a walk and a long lunch.
Tequila, every time.
I'm English... so it has to be
eggs, sausages, bacon, fried
bread, beans, fried tomatoes,
mushrooms, hash browns,
brown sauce and black
pudding... not so good for
bikini readiness but great
in all other ways!
My biggest vice is wine
from Burgundy - though
S. Pellegrino sparkling water
is great in the morning.
A lovely sunny day - and my
children's school fees!
Not being one of those people who
have no regrets, as the list is too long!
Milking our goats, picnicking in the
garden with both my parents. Simple
memories are often most precious.
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