Reader of the week: Penni Horton of Dural

Three people I'd love to invite to dinner: Nelson Mandela (would be really interesting); Jon Bon Jovi (purely as decoration); and my partner Shane (because he always makes me happy — and I'd need him to cook).

The most amazing thing I've ever done: Spent three months attending high school in the highlands of Scotland.

The best advice I ever received was: "The worst thing that can happen is you'll die". It makes me realise that anything else is a bonus.

If I could have a super power it would be: To be able to look at someone, instantly eradicate all their problems and see them smile.

If I was down to my last $10 I would spend it on: Cappuccino and Lindor Balls.

My biggest fear: Being down to my last $10.

My last meal would be: Bacon.

I'm always being asked: How on earth I get up at 3am to exercise before work?

My fantasy job: To be Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

My hidden talent: Remembering number plates (so totally useless too).

If I could travel back in time I'd love to: Life in the 60s — my mum always said that people honestly believed that the world was getting better.

What people may not know about me: I enjoy spending weekends racing go-karts.

My biggest fashion faux pas was: Wearing Dr Martens boots with everything.

I wish I hadn't: Broken up with my boyfriend at 17. It took us 20 years to find each other again.

My first car was: Datsun 1600 – I loved that car and recently just purchased another one for my toy.

My most embarrassing moment was... When I was walking along and felt something around my shoe. On closer inspection I realised it was a pair of my underwear that had been caught in the leg of my jeans and had managed to wriggle its way out.

Wierdest thing in my glovebox: My nieces miniscule blue bikini. It’s been there for months and I keep forgetting to give it to her.

My favourite phrase is... Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it – yet.

My earliest memory  is: Eating an ice cream next to my dad’s HQ Holden at Parklea Drive In. We were watching Star Wars.

On my bedside table is: 5 novels, hand cream and a small dead moth (I picked it up after you made me look).

A movie I think everyone should  see: Stand By Me – the best ‘coming of age’ film ever!

In the future…I want to have no regrets.

Favourite book as a child:Wintle’s Wonders by Noel Streatfield (later republished as Dancing Shoes).

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