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Banana Chat – meet Philip Burton or Burt

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Philip Burton, award winning groundsman……

I’m Philip Burton, Mostly known as Burt, occasional known as “Colin”, I’m 43 and live in Southend, I moved here from Chelmsford to become the groundsman running the  Garon Park cricket ground for Essex CCC in 2006 but they have now cleared off so I look after the  whole site (football and cricket) for the Garon Park Community Interest Company now, Home of Old Southenians, When I’m not working, I like sports betting, travelling and sitting on my sofa not talking to people.

What is your favourite joke?
Whats orange and sounds like a parrot? A Carrot

What makes you smile?
My own jokes (so I’m told)

What is your favourite good news story?
Anything when people go to extreme lengths to help animals in distress

What inspires you?
To produce work way above the expected level

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Nobody should ever have to go hungry or thirsty

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
To be able to control the weather. It would make my job much easier

What is your favourite food?
Sausage pasta

What is your favourite drink?
Dark fruit strongbow

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

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Everyone should be microchipped, nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I once won through to an online European backgammon final but lost to someone from Georgia

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
The Teenage Cancer Trust, A friend who should have turned 40 this year, sadly died aged 17, But we are celebrating her birthday with a party to raise funds for this worthy cause.

Who is your favourite music artist?
Any 80s tunes

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
Alan Partridge

 

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Cold

Cat or dog? Cat

Blue or pink? Blue

Tea or coffee? Tea

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

Pyjamas or not? Not

Night out or night in? Night Out

Pizza or pasta? Pasta

Biscuits or cake? Biscuits

Wine or beer? Beer

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Cinema

Gym or TV? TV

Naughty or nice? Nice

Silver or gold? Gold

Tent or hotel? Tent

Bath or shower? Bath

Starter or pudding? Starter

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Not watched either

Apple or banana? Banana

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