Getting to know you
PUBLISHED: 12:39 13 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010
1 Who are you? Daisy Peverett 2 What do you do? Piano teacher and retired journalist 3 Why would people know you? Well, I'm known in Manea because of the community work I have done as Cambs Times correspondent. 4 What is the proudest thing that has eve
1 Who are you?Daisy Peverett2 What do you do?Piano teacher and retired journalist3 Why would people know you?Well, I'm known in Manea because of the community work I have done as Cambs Times correspondent.4 What is the proudest thing that has ever happened to you?When I was presented with the national golden award from the Women's Section of the Royal British Legion for my services to the legion.5 What do you like most about the Fens?The beautiful sunsets and the people.6 Give us at least three pet hates.Gosh, I don't think to that extent, but I don't like inquisitive people, dogs messing on the pavements and the poor bus service.7 What sort of car do you drive?I don't. I travel on the buses and I get lifts from friends. Even to get my hair done, I have someone meet me and fetch me.8 What do you think about people who smoke?I think that, if it is deteriorating their health, they are silly to spoil their health.9 What is your favourite Fenland restaurant/pub?Collectively, they are all nice in Manea. I have had good service from all of them.10 What is the most money you spent in one day?When I paid for my bungalow.11 Would you say you are fashion conscious?Well yes I suppose. I like to sort of dress smartly and for my age. I am probably more fashion conscious than the young because I like to look smart.12 What is on your bedside table?An alarm clock, a torch and a reading lamp.13 If you had £100 to give to charity, who would you give it to, and why?I would give it to the poppy fund for the Royal British Legion, for the people who were forced out to war. We have so much to thank them for.14 Do you agree with the idea of private education?That is a very wide field. There is a little bit more attached to it for private education. If a child is capable to something that others cannot do and you can afford it, then they should use it. There is a need for it in its place.15 Name a town or country you would most like to return to.Scotland. That's easy. I love Scotland. I have been and had some lovely holidays there before.16 Who would you least like to sit next to on an aeroplane?Charles Kennedy, because of his booze.17 If you were the Prime Minister, what would you abolish?Mobile phones. Leave them alone, it is crazy. People are there running into you, they ring on buses, they really annoy me. I would abolish trolleys. The way people go around stop in the middle of aisles. There should be a licence for people using trolleys in supermarkets.18. What is the worst job you have ever had to do?Trying to unblock a toilet. I had to send an SOS (Anglian Water) for help.19. Which person do you admire the most, and why?The Queen. In all adversity she maintains her regal stature. They have to just take it and she does it very well.20. Your claim to fame?For being young at heart, considering I am now 86!21. What would you most like to be remembered for?For trying to do good to and for others.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.