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Banana Chat – meet Lisa Hyde

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Lisa Hyde – a full time Mum, carer and teaching assistant with a daughter who inspires her to do the absolutely amazing things she does….

My name is Lisa Hyde and I am a full time Mum, carer and teaching assistant. I work locally in the speech and language department with children ranging from reception to year 2. My daughter has Cystic Fibrosis but that doesn’t stop us as a family. My husband and I do triathlons, marathons, ultras, nuclear races etc. Our daughter is fantastic at swimming, dancing, gymnastics and above all she fights CF everyday with a smile on her face. She’s an inspiration.

What is your favourite joke?
Why did the cow cross the road? Because he wanted to go to the mooooovies.

What makes you smile?
My family.

What is your favourite good news story?
Seeing positive stories on how exercise has changed people’s lives.

What inspires you?
My daughter.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
To take away all the medicines and and not have the worry about my daughter having Cystic Fibrosis.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
To help people who have additional needs. Why, because everyone deserves a chance.

What is your favourite food?
Thai

What is your favourite drink?
Wine (Sav B)

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
Not luxury but a book and time to read it.

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Equal pay for women, because it should be law.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I love walking on wet grass.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Don’t be rubbish!

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
Southend Cystic Fibrosis Association

Who is your favourite music artist?
Too many genres, so have many.

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

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Cold

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Blue

Tea or coffee? Tea

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Empty I’m afraid

Pyjamas or not? NOT

Night out or night in? In

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? Rugby

Cinema or theatre? Theatre

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Naughty

Silver or gold? Silver

Tent or hotel? Tent

Bath or shower? Bath

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Sheets

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Neither

Finally, apple or banana? Banana

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