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A Member a Month – January

  • January 2, 2019
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Continuing our Member A Month Series, here is Ten Minutes with Anneke Kraakman from the Biodynamic Garden

Q What three words would your best friend use to describe you?

A unusual, superactive, strong

Q What’s on your iPod/playing in your car these days?

A Inti-Illimani

Q Who’s your favourite James Bond actor?

A the Scottish one

Q Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?

A photograph of my dog

Q Last meal on earth?

A brown rice

Q Dream dinner party guests?

A children

Q First thing you’d do if you won £1million?

A  no clue

Q Quiet night in or big night out?

A night walk along the canals of Amsterdam at the moment with the Festival  of Light going on.

Q City break or weekend in the country?

A I was in Liverpool for Christmas and enjoyed it.

Q Early bird or night owl?

A  I love listening to the owls

Q Save it or spend it?

A I am saving to travel.

Q Couch potato or fitness fanatic?

A After a really busy day at the garden I love sitting on my couch.

Q Home or abroad?

A There are no barriers.

Q Early or late?

A  relaxed

 Q Cats or dogs?

A border collies

Q Happiest memory?

A cycling in the Netherlands seeing a kingfisher in an unexpected place

Q And most embarrassing?

A  I do not really do this kind of thing. It depends on your attitude and openness to your own and other people’s perceptions and judgement.

Q Biggest regret?

A  see above

Q What are you proudest of?

A My PhD in Organic Farming  at the University of Aberdeen, which I did when I was working full-time as a gardening instructor. I don’t know how I had the energy to finish it.

Q Who do you admire most?

A  children in Gaza

Q And who do you detest?

A Assad

Q Who would you like to thank?

A my dog for her zest of life and Love.

Q What advice would you give to your younger self?

A move on

Q What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?

A  When I was an off-set litho printer I had to solve  technical machine problems every day when there was always the pressure of having to finish the job .

Q Hardest thing you’ve had to give up?

A  cycling on a daily basis to go to work when I came to Scotland.

Q Could you save someone’s life if they were dying in the street?

A Without a doubt I would try

Q What keeps you awake at night?

A Reading the papers

Q And your biggest critic?

A  I believe in Positive Thinking

Q Mobile phone ringtone?

A Sea sounds with sea gulls