12.4 C
London
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sandra Howard – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Sandra Howard – novelist, former model and wife of Conservative politician The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne

 

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

Seeing the upside of life and what’s to laugh at.

 

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

Perseverance pays.

 

Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2017?

Kim Kardashian’s bottom.

 

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

Talking to my mother – She was a sage and a wonderful rock.

 

What might you swap all your wealth for?

A continuing, happy, healthy marriage.

 

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 state of the financial system?

That’s too taxing for my ‘small bear’ financial brain. Well above my pay grade.

 

What phrase or word do you most loathe?

“At the end of the day” and I’m not mad about: “You know what?” (Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite phrase).

 

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

It should begin at home and continue overseas. I’d hate to see our foreign aid budget cut. I support Addaction (to help people off drugs), Youth Epilepsy and Hospice UK.

 

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?

They rule our lives, sometimes for better and frequently for worse.

 

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

All my closest (bridge-playing and witty) friends.

 

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

Fresh crab, Dover sole, some delicious smelly cheese and a ripe mango. I’d eat it on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, slipping in a last swim in that glorious clear sea.

 

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

A Buck’s Fizz at breakfast isn’t a bad start to the day.

 

A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

A cup of tea.

 

Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

Other peoples’ – I’m a mess of nerves when giving one of my own.

 

Who is the most positive person you know?

My husband – Most of the time.

 

What’s your most guilty pleasure?

A day (or more) entirely to myself to write in peace and privacy, not doing any of all the stuff, emails etc. that gets in the way.

 

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

A black cat – I think I’ve had lots of luck in my life.

 

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

A Mini Cooper is about my marque – fast, but I hope not flashy.

 

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

I’m a passionate supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

 

What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

Family photos, a pair of china cockerels and a vase of lovely lavender freesias.

 

Sandra Howard has quickly established herself as a successful author and journalist. She has written six novels; her latest, ‘The Consequence of Love’, is published on 13th July. She was, in the 1960s, a leading photographic fashion model and lives in London and Kent.

 

Follow Sandra Howard on Twitter at @howardsandrac and like her page on Facebook at @sandrahoward76.

 

3 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Crackpot Cliff Can Still Breathe

‘The Daily Mail’ gets over enthusiastic in sharing news of creepy crackpot crooner Sir Cliff Richard’s new album, ‘Music… The Air That I Breathe’ whilst only 18 fans react on YouTube.

Moron of the Moment – Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox has morphed from a much loved tellybox treasure into a tedious twerp; his new political party deserves only ‘destination dustbin’

Drip & Draining Michael Jackson

IV drip and fluid bag that was “in the arms” of Michael Jackson on his deathbed sells at auction for an astounding sum.

Rotten Reeking Rolf Returns

As Rolf Harris is spotted pounding the pavements in soiled clothing, the public must be reminded that this paedo pest is still nothing but a mucky monster.

Bombshell Bill

“Bombshell revelation” about Bill Clinton dining with Ghislaine Maxwell after she was first accused is a signal he’s likely headed under the bus.

Stand Up Against Snitch O’Flock

Matthew Steeples condemns the government’s ludicrous new 10pm bar, pub and restaurant curfew and slams the snitch culture of the next likely lockdown.

A Highway Ponzi House

Montauk beach house built for Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff resurfaces for sale for double what U.S. Marshalls got for it in 2009; its price seems crazy given it could be washed away by erosion.

A Socially Distanced Showcase

An invitation from businesswoman Heather Bird Tchenguiz to a socially distanced ‘by appointment’ exhibition of the works of William Cookson in Knightsbridge this September.

Ban the InstaKiller

Wolf slaying ‘InstaKiller’ Larysa Switlyk disgracefully remains on Instagram in spite of campaign to remove her going viral on Change.org

The Collapse of The Clown

Despite all of Dominic Cummings’ efforts Boris Johnson is morphing into the most miserable Prime Minister of modern times; how much longer will the blubbering buffoon ‘Bosie The Clown’ last?

Escaping the Dick

That an escaped prisoner couldn’t get himself rearrested in spite of willingly handing himself into the Met Police seven times is ludicrous; Cressida Dick should take responsibility and resign

Coming up for Ayr

‘The Steeple Times’ analyses the top picks for today’s Ayr Gold Cup Handicap and opts for a tidy priced 28/1 option.

Neighbours from Hell

As Priti Patel is slammed by her neighbours as a ‘snitch,’ the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are voted “the famous couple Brits would least like to live next door to” along with Boris Johnson and Kerry Katona.

The Distraction of Christian B

As Christian Brueckner’s lawyer highlights that German police have found no link to ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann, we suggest distraction technique is ‘in play.’

Mother Maxwell

Matthew Steeples suggests Jeffrey Epstein treated Ghislaine Maxwell like a “mother figure.”

Phillip Schofield – What a Plonker!

All-round plonker Phillip Schofield’s wine range condemned as “only fit for the bin” and “no more palatable than fizzy Ribena;” it looks like his “sh*tty offering” might go the same way as that sold by Sir Cliff Richard.

Weather Now

London
overcast clouds
12.4 ° C
14 °
10.6 °
87 %
2.6kmh
89 %
Wed
18 °
Thu
15 °
Fri
14 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
11 °