When did you join the RGS: January 2021.
What’s the best thing about the RGS? Quite simply, the people, both the boys and the staff. As cliched as it sounds, I couldn’t ask to spend my days with a better bunch of folk.
What excites you most about coming into work each day? I laugh every day and, as the saying goes, laughter really is the best medicine.
If you could change your name to anything, what would it be? Although I was christened Joanne, I always wanted to be called Josephine, as it sounded more mysterious.
If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? To have the knees and back of a 20 year old again so I could play hockey.
What luxury would you have on a desert island? A coffee machine (however, to actually enjoy the coffee, I would also need a regular delivery of pods and fresh milk, my favourite mug, brown sugar and chocolate powder!) Failing that, a large vat of Marmite.
What animal most reflects your personality? A duck. On the surface I try to give the impression of gliding through life in a calm manner, but underneath I am actually furiously paddling to stay afloat.
What’s your favourite film and why? West Side Story, simply beautiful and I get goosebumps when I hear the opening bars of music.
What would your autobiography be entitled? Over the sea to Skye.
Which actor/actress would you get to play you in a film of your life? Kate Winslet. She plays ‘real life’ characters well and although I doubt the film would be an Oscar winner, I think she could portray a Surrey mum of two and School Receptionist with great gusto.
What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat? Avocado. Looks revolting, tastes disgusting and stains a white shirt. Not a single redeeming feature.
If you could be any cartoon character who would you be? Daffy Duck.
What’s your life philosophy/motto in life? Try to surround yourself with people who possess two of the most important qualities in life: kindness and a twinkle in your eye.