Banana Chat – meet Dave Pickering

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Dave Pickering who lives life to the full taking on various challenges including cycling Lands End to John O’Groats….

Hi, my name is Dave. I am born bred and still live in Dorset and never likely to move. I have been married to my wife Babs for 25 years. I enjoy giving myself a challenge which has included cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats and this year swimming round Brownsea Island. I like to spend my life having a positive attitude and my glass is always half full.

What is your favourite joke?
I always forget jokes!

What makes you smile?
Friday lunchtime when I finish work.

What is your favourite good news story?
Ross Edgely swam around the coast of Britain.

What inspires you?
Human kindness.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Everyone should have the opportunity to have an education

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
To be able to fly and avoid those airport queues

What is your favourite food?

What is your favourite drink?
Any beer from my local Cerne Abbas Brewery.

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
English breakfast tea.

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
I would enforce the Sunday trading laws to give people time to spend with their families.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I am half Irish.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Better to give than receive.

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
Air ambulance

Who is your favourite music artist?
Amy McDonald.

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

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Blue

Tea or Coffee? Coffee

Glass half-empty or half full? Half-full

PJ’s or Not? Not

Night out or night in? Night in

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Beer

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Theatre

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Nice

Silver or gold? Silver

Tent or hotel? Tent

Bath or shower? Shower

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Neither

Finally, apple or banana? Banana

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