Deb N – Strategic Coordinator for Totally Stoked

  1. How long have you worked for VAST? Since July 2019 but I worked here for 4 years previously
  2. What is your job at VAST? Strategic Co-ordinator for the Totally Stoked place-based giving scheme
  3. What is your favourite thing about working at VAST?  Helping folks, office chats, the kettle going on and looking at the bottle kiln from my desk window.
  4. What do you miss the most about having to work remotely? Have to make my own cups of tea now!
  5. What are you enjoying most about working remotely? Wearing my sloppies a bit more than normal!
  6. What is your favourite colour? Love colour – it’s too hard to choose, love the combination of shocking pink, red and orange.
  7. What is your favourite season? Autumn – when the leaves are in full colour.
  8. What is your favourite meal? Vegan – my favourite thing at the moment is vegan version of Panzanella  – Tomato and Bread salad
  9. What is your favourite drink? A good full-bodied, luscious, jammy red wine
  10. What is your favourite holiday destination? Hard to choose … Barcelona was lovely.
  11. What is your favourite animal?  Cat
  12. What is your favourite band/musician? Really hard to choose, love listening to music all the time and have a wide range in taste a long-standing favourite is Joni Mitchell.
  13. What is your favourite sport/team? Carlisle FC – only because my Godson Charlie Birch plays for them.
  14. What is your favourite film? Hard to choose, watched so many  … Pulp Fiction maybe
  15. What is your favourite TV show? Coronation Street!
  16. What is your favourite theatre show? Beryl performed at The New Vic about cyclist Beryl Burton was brilliant.
  17. What is your favourite author/book? The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
  18. What is your favourite quote? Get Off Ya Horse and Drink Ya Milk!
  19. What is your favourite board game? Scrabble
  20. What is your pet-peeve? Questionnaires
  21. When you were a child, what job did you want to be when you grew up? Fashion Designer
  22. What do you like to do to relax? Netflix or Scrabble
  23. What is your main hobby? Creating  – ceramics, drawing, photography, making clothes 
  24. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  25. If you could go back to any period in history for a day, where would you go? Elizabethan
  26. Which four celebrities (dead or alive) would be at your fantasy dinner party?
  • Grayson Perry artist and social commentator ,
  • Michael Palin who would have great tales of his travels,
  • Davina McCall because I think she would ask people some interesting things to get the conversation flowing and make use feel at ease,
  • Vivienne Westwood fashion designer and anarchist who might end up have a strop and walking out, but it will give us something to talk about.