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Favourite Sydney coffee spot? I don't drink coffee, gave it up in 2005 under instructions from my doctor. I still love the smell, but these days my 'poison' is a piping hot cup of tea. If I go anywhere, it's generally a Coffee Club at the Westfield because it's convenient.

Their teapots are the classic old stainless steel ones.......I reckon they bought a bunch of second hand ones after South Sydney hospital shutdown in 2003.

How do you have your coffee? As tea........dangling in hot water.

Favourite Sydney night spot? I gave up hitting the dance floor years ago (around the same time my recovery time extended beyond Tuesday!) so these days it's a nice restaurant and home to bed before midnight. It's another of those visible signs of ageing.

Favourite nature spot in NSW? We're so spoilt here in Sydney aren't we? Sydney Park is perfect for a long walk with the dog. Great locations for sitting on the grass and watching the world go by include Old Government House at Parramatta, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and any picnic spot along the Hawkesbury.

Favourite weekend getaway? Terrigal, hands down.

Favourite market in Sydney? Any market that's got more than belts with your name stamped into it. I'm a sucker for a second-hand record stall.

Favourite brunch spot in Sydney? Again, we're so spoilt that we could eat out every Saturday and Sunday for brunch and not visit the same place twice. I'm not sure about you, but my budget (and belt) doesn't stretch that far!! Right now, I'm loving Eden on Elizabeth street in Zetland.

What would your last meal be? Never ending. Is that allowed!?

Favourite spot to spend summer? Any mix of beach and pool works well with me. I spent this summer at home and loved every minute of it.

Best way to warm up in winter? A nice glass of red, by a fireplace in the pub works well........but only for a couple of hours. You can't beat a mid-winter week away in Asia - it's relatively cheap, the people are wonderful and there is such rich culture to our North to be explored.

Favourite TV Soapie? Currently it's Revenge - it's so over the top it's hilarious. Apart from that, my life is enough drama to be 100% honest.

Favourite Reality TV Show? You can't beat The Block......if only I won Lotto I'd be able to replicate some of those amazing room renovations.

Favourite breakfast cereal? Muesli and yoghurt. Perfect combination.

Do you have kids? No, but I have a niece and nephew who keep me entertained and make me proud every day.

Favourite family tradition? Christmas Day - there's nothing better than seeing everyone together, enjoying great company and being thankful for another year.

Favourite smell? A roast with all the trimmings. I've never been able to master the perfect roast potato, but friends have - their trick is duck fat I'm told.

Favourite sport to play? I played rugby as a schoolboy, sadly I didn't make the Wallabies and as a result have left it to the professionals.

Favourite sport to watch? None, their is too much sport on TV.

First vinyl you remember? I had a pristine copy of ABBA's "Arrival", the gatefold cover with the helicopter on the inside. I also had access to my parent's record collection......wow, their were some treats in there including "Hot August Night" and the Shirley Bassey Best of.........eeek.

First concert you went to? With who? I'm proudly embarrassed to say it was Uncanny Xmen! First 'big' gig with a bunch of mates - it was a quick step up from there.

Favourite piece of technology? I'm an Apple devotee, so loving the iPhone 6 right now......and saving up for a new MacBook Pro.

Favourite song to work out to? Work out?! What is this strange thing you talk of??

Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars......no questions asked. If only I had kept my action figures in great condition, they'd be worth a mint of eBay.

Marvel or DC? Neither. I was more of an Asterix & Obelix fan........and read all of Herge's Adventures of Tintin.

NRL or Soccer? I like it all ways..... NRL - South Sydney (sorry everybody else) AFL - Hawthorn (sorry Swannies fans) Soccer - Western Sydney Wanderers: such a great story that team.

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Why choose?! Just add Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Bowie, Foo Fighters, Chisel, INXS, Pearl Jam, Powderfinger.......how much time to we have?

If you could only listen to 5 artists/bands for the rest of your life, who would they be? Jeez, talk about impossible question?! Ok, here we go.......

Pink Floyd - their harmonies are amazing and the music talks you on a journey.

U2 - such a lengthy catalogue to select from......you can't top "A Sort of Homecoming" in my opinion. Justifiably their first #1 single in Australia.

Air - French electronica at its best.

Coldplay - again, such a great catalogue to choose from and everything from rock, to ballads and weird melodies.

Sergio Mendes - the perfect soundtrack for sundowner drinks. ........ask me again tomorrow and it'll be a different list: music is so dependant on mood as well as necessary to setting the mood.

What song has the most memories attached to it for you? "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" - George Harrison. George Harrison's early albums were among the gems in my mother's record collection - we played it at her funeral last year.......such a nice sentiment in a song.

Next holiday destination? I have so many holiday plans, but sadly not enough annual leave (or holiday pay) to realise the dream. I'm heading back to Bali soon if I'm lucky. If I won Lotto I'd get back to Kenya (amazing country) and use that as a stepping stone to more of Africa. Colombia, Brazil and Peru are also on my 'to do list'.

What would your superpower be? Teleporting on shows like Blakes 7 and Star Trek always appealed........perhaps I could invest my Lotto winnings in a teleportation device and realise my travel dreams?