Banana Chat – meet Barbara Holmes

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Barbara Holmes. Barbara is an absolutely amazing lady who has worked tirelessly in the fight to help those with CF. She is certainly one in a million.

Hi, my name is Barbara. I enjoy being with friends and family, Monday afternoon walks with my lovely ladies! I enjoy BBQ’s, wine, sunshine and our little Gite in France and time spent there with my lovely husband. I am grateful for health and my beautiful daughters. Grateful that Sophie has defied “all the odds”. I am thankful for the Austin family moving in opposite and for their love and support for the CF fight. I have been involved with the Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association since its inception…. approximately 18 years but involved with fundraising for The CF Trust for 27 years.

What is your favourite joke?
Don’t really have one!

What makes you smile?
My family

What is your favourite good news story?
Dare I say … the fact that my Soph is so well and happy after we were told she wouldn’t live beyond her teens!

What inspires you?
Honesty, Love, Faith

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
To read minds!

What is your favourite food?
I love chilli

What is your favourite drink?
G and T

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

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Difficult one…

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I was Head Girl at my junior school… Earls Hall

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
I’ll have a top up or put the kettle on

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
The Banana Crumb-ball – an event that Banana Crumble are hosting to raise funds for The Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association on the 5th October 2019.

Who is your favourite music artist?
Crystal Gale, Ed Sheerhan and Will Young

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
Peter Holmes

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Pink

Tea or coffee? Both

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Half Full

Pyjamas or not? Not

Night out or night in? Night In

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? Rugby

Cinema or theatre? Cinema

Gym or TV? TV

Naughty or nice? Nice

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? Neither

Finally, apple or banana? Banana of course!      

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