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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?
What is your favourite drink?
Dark fruit strongbow
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?
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?
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