Island Life Magazine Ltd February/March 2007 - Page 21

INTERVIEW - life Question & Answers! Q. What’s your favourite album? A. That’s difficult. I’ve got 10,000 vinyl albums and 5,000 on CD but if pushed I’ll say Mighty Baby by Mighty Baby. They’re a very obscure psychedelic group who played the 1970 festival. I saw them reform and play the Borderline Club in London just a few weeks ago and the lead guitarist is a friend of mine. Q. What’s your favourite restaurant on the Island? A. Joe Dafloe’s in Ryde. I love their pasta and it’s a nice place to take Laurie but you’re not looking at a man who goes out regularly. Q. If there was one thing you could change in your life what would it be? A. These panic attacks I get. I can’t fly. I can’t get in a plane and I would love to travel. I have had all kinds of therapy but nothing’s worked so far. Q. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money? A. I don’t do the lottery and as I am a millionaire already just…. well I suppose I’d probably give a lot of it to Dimbola really. Q. Is there anything you haven’t got in your collection that you’d like to own? A. An original Burne-Jones painting. He was one of the great pre-Raphaelite artists - very romantic and mysterious. Q. What’s your favourite past-time? A. Kissing and cuddling. Q. Favourite programme? A. Life On Mars, The Prisoner, Football and all those wonderful Rock programmes on BBC4. Q. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? A. Mrs Cameron who owned Dimbola Lodge just to find out what she was really like. Island Life - 21