Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Alexandra Naylor: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks interpreter and businesswoman Alexandra Naylor: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”


The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

Faith, hope and love.


“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

Treat others the way you want to be treated.


Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?

Rudeness, unkindness and bad manners.


Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

Having my mum live close by. She lives in South America.


What might you swap all your wealth for?

Knowing that my family and friends will always be healthy and safe.


Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

We’re all guilty of adding to the crisis in the world at the moment because of our actions.


What phrase or word do you most loathe?



In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

People should support charities that they believe in.


The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

A necessary evil.


Alexandra Naylor
Alexandra Naylor

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

My daughters, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, David Bowie, Ramses III, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Lord Byron.


If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

A Bolivian dish eaten on the shores of Lake Titicaca.


What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

Anytime as long as the drink doesn’t consume you.


A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

Any of them depending on how bad your day has been.


Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

My parents parties in the 1970s. They were fab, wild and full of hippies.


Who is the most positive person you know?

My mother.


What’s your most guilty pleasure?

Chocolates and lots of them.


If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

A dove.


If you were a car, what marque would you be?

My BMW. It’s fast, reliable and safe. In fact, it’s just like me.


Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

I’m a 007 fan. I love everything about James Bond.


What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

Flowers, photos of my daughters and a lovely Tiffany clock that my friend gave me.


Alexandra Naylor is an interpreter and businesswoman.


View Alexandra Naylor’s Naylor3 jewellery page here.

Follow her on Twitter here.



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  1. Life has to be enjoyed and plainly Alex Naylor is a fine example of someone who makes the most of it. What a lovely set of answers.


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