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Banana Chat - meet Babs Pickering

by Banana Crumble | Aug 28, 2019

Hi, I am Babs, an ex Essex girl happily married with two gorgeous children and a lovely husband now living in Dorset. I am new to the world of cycling and enjoy many a happy moment on the back of a tandem being dragged up hills and zooming down the other side with a pint of cider and a portion of chips at the compulsory pub stop.

What is your favourite joke?
What does a Dalek say when an egg timer goes off?

Eggs terminate!!

What makes you smile?

What is your favourite good news story?
My friend’s husband is clear of cancer.

What inspires you?
Achievements of people with disabilities.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Equalities within all genders, races and ethnicities so everybody gets the same chance to learn.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
A super housework genie who would do all of my housework so I don’t have to!!

What is your favourite food?

What is your favourite drink?
Wine, although if out on my tandem then it has to be a pint of cider.

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
Cling film.

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Enforce the law about picking up dog poo!! As an ex dog owner who has spent years picking up my own dog’s mess. I always manage to step in it which is really horrible, vile and really annoys me.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I have achieved my grade 7 piano.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Cup of tea and a piece of chocolate please!

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
MIND to help children overcome modern day pressures.

Who is your favourite music artist?
I don’t have one.

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
My husband Dave

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Pink

Tea or Coffee? Tea

Glass half-empty or half full? Half-empty

PJ’s or Not? Not

Night out or night in? Night in

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Both

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? Neither

Cinema or theatre? Both

Gym or TV? TV

Naughty or nice? Naughty

Silver or gold? Silver

Tent or hotel? Hotel

Bath or shower? Shower

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Game Of Thrones

Finally, apple or banana? I don’t do fruit!!

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