1) What's your favorite dish to bring to a summer cookout?
I like to keep things simple. A nice lean beef burger, complete with cheese, bbq sauce and bun, and a nice crispy jacket potato with a bit of green salad suits me just fine.
2) How much time have you spent outdoors this week?
Not as much as I’d like. We’re having a horrible summer here in the UK so far, it’s been far too wet and chilly, but it’s been a nice evening tonight, so I’ve been sitting out in the garden (albeit with a coat on!)
3) Where do you set your thermostat?
We normally set it at 18 degrees Celsius. Heating is switched off at the moment.
4) How did you learn to swim?
I was a bit of a late developer swimming-wise. I learned to swim in my early twenties. I worked for a guy who lived in a big house and he had an indoor swimming pool. His daughter also happened to be a swimming teacher. So she taught me in the privacy of his pool.
5) How do you avoid overheating?
I’m British and I’m menopausal, so it doesn’t take much to overheat me. However, with the crap summer we’re having so far in the UK, the chance to overheat would be a fine thing!
Last year, however, we had a sensational summer with temps in excess of 30 degrees celcius for days at a time and I was spending hours sitting in the garden with my feet in a bucket of cold water!