Q & A
<<Alice Fisher >>
PJ: What’s your name?
AF: Alice Fisher
PJ: Your birthday?
AF: 9 August
PJ: What’s your star sign?
AF: Leo Lion. Ggrrr.
PJ: Your blood type?
PJ: What type of men do you like?
AF: Funny and unreliable.
PJ: What type don’t you like?
AF: Arrogant or bores or arrogant bores.
PJ: Who are your current lovers?
AF: My husband Johnny Davis. The one and only.
PJ: What’s your favourite food?
AF: Broccoli and chili and anchovies. Lots and lots of chili.
PJ: What food don’t you like?
AF: Chocolate. Never eat the horrible stuff.
PJ: What’s your favourite fashion?
AF: Interesting yet comfortable..
PJ: What fashion don’t you like?
AF: Clothes you can’t slump in.
PJ: What’s your hobby?
AF: Picking up small plastic toys. I have young children.
PJ: What were you doing last Sunday?
AF: Carol singing in the estate where I live. The tenants association is the nicest bunch of good people.
PJ: When did you wake up this morning?
AF: 6am to give a 6 year old an inhaler.
PJ: Who’s your favourite fashion designer?
PJ: Favourite lipstick?
AF: The Ordinary
AF: Penhaligon’s Opus 1980
PJ: What colour hair do you wish you were born with?
AF: I’m totally happy with my mid-brown. I’ve never dyed it.
PJ: Are you a good cook?
AF: Unimaginatively capable.
PJ: What food do you cook best?
AF: Broccoli and chili and anchovies.
PJ: What do you wear when you sleep?
AF: Pyjamas and ear plugs so I can’t hear my 2 year old playing harmonica in the middle of the night.
PJ: What did you eat when you woke up this morning?
AF: The crusts from my children’s toast standing at the countertop.
PJ: What’s your favourite word?
AF: Don’t really have one. But I like saying Darren Aronofsky.
PJ: What words don’t you like?
AF: No. Literally. Wet behind the ears.
PJ: What’s your favourite flower?
PJ: Favourite colour?
AF: Burnt orange and light grey..
PJ: What’s your favourite season?
AF: Autumn. All the leaves.
PJ: Where do you most want to go now?
AF: The north coast of Lanzarote and to Cesar Manrique’s house in Haria. I could do with some sun and a look at a nice bathroom..
PJ: What’s your job?
AF: Magazines. A fashion one for The Guardian and a lifestyle one for The Observer.
PJ: Do you like your work?
AF: I love writing and putting magazines together.
PJ: Do you like your job?
AF: I enjoy an unnecessarily long meeting but I’m allergic to office politics.
PJ: Do you like your voice?
AF: Mainly. If I get overexcited I sound like a seagull trapped in a church.
PJ: What is your dream of the future?
AF: No Trump.
PJ: What’s the happiest thing about your life?
AF: Listening knock knock jokes.
PJ: How about the saddest?
AF: My older daughter Robin is very ill and no one has yet worked out why. You shouldn’t have to be that brave when you’re 6.
PJ: What part of yourself do you like best?
AF: My massive shoulders.
PJ: What part of yourself don’t you like?
AF: Weird hair.
PJ: What part of your personality do you like best?
AF: I’m a bit ferocious.
PJ: What part of your personality don’t you like?
AF: The bit that means people don’t realise I’m joking.
PJ: What is your habit?
AF: Overdosing on podcasts about murder.
PJ: When was your first love?
AF: When I was 15.
PJ: What kind of guy was he?
AF: Dreamy musician. Ambient techno. We still say hi occasionally which makes me happy.
PJ: What type of guy’s your current lover?
AF: Funny, imaginative, completely lacking common sense.
PJ: What do you expect from him?
AF: To try hard.
PJ: What did you dream last night?
AF: That I got into a row at work and someone called Debbie Lawson stood up for me. Go Debbie.
PJ: Do you believe in dreams?
AF: How can anyone not?
PJ: Do you believe in jinxes?
AF: No but I always really hope karma exists when people are mean to me.
PJ: Do you believe in magic?
AF: By the Lovin’ Spoonful?
PJ: Do you believe in god?
AF: I don’t think so.