The Steeple Times asks businesswoman Kerri Moss Beaumont: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
My mum always taught me to treat people better than they treat me. Whilst it is quite tough sometimes, it always seems to work out in the end.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
“Go hard or go home”.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?
Anyone that uses their strength or power to abuse others. And fanny packs.
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
Being able to see my USA based parents and siblings within an hour or two and lazy Saturday mornings when I could go back to sleep after reading the papers.
What might you swap all your wealth for?
My family is my wealth. I would not swap them for anything.
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?
Bankers are wankers. We all know that and even they admit that.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
“LOL” and I also don’t like the word “moist”.
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
Help as much as you can even in small ways. My husband and I donate to several charities but my main personal agenda is to support maternal health because every day more women die through childbirth than any of us would realise.
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?
It’s all about manners and the company you keep. As the days go by, the more I wish I didn’t have a mobile phone.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
My husband as he’s my favourite party companion. I’d like Coco Chanel as she was said to be a real rager. I’d like JFK, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue and Barbara Streisland to keep things fun.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
I would be on a yacht. I’d want a grilled fish barbeque with my friends and family and I’d want lashings of Comtes de Taittinger champagne.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
I do my best to wait until after six but on holiday a beer for breakfast isn’t a bad thing.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A Negroni except they do really get me legless.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
Anything spontaneous as anything that is built up generally disappoints. There’s nothing better than a lunch that turns into drinks and winds up on the dance floor.
Who is the most positive person you know?
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
Drinking in the daytime.
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
I’ve got one. It’s the yin and the yang surrounded by the sun. It’s a positive energy force and it sums me up. Thankfully it’s in a place that is seen only if I want people to see it.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
A Maserati as it is a little beast.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
I go to church every Sunday.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
My favourite picture of my husband and I from our first dance at our wedding, another of us on honeymoon in Tahiti and amazing black and white pictures of my daughters. I tend not to keep lots of invites up there as that is not my bag.
Kerri Moss Beaumont began her career in advertising with M&C Saatchi and in film with Carnaby Entertainment. She has also worked with Channel 4 and also teaches pregnancy yoga. London based and a mother of four girls, Moss Beaumont is moving to the South of France in July to launch an exciting new venture.
Follow her on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/crazymossy