Reader of the Week: Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott

 Three people I would love to invite to dinner:  Nicole Elliott, Winston Churchill and  Lachlan Macquarie. 

The best advice I ever received:  Mum once sent me a card and wrote ‘‘Follow your dreams’’. 

The most amazing thing I’ve ever done is: Watched my sons being born.

If I was down to my last $10 I would  spent it on .. A glass of wine.

My greatest fear: Nicole Elliott.

My fantasy job is:  A history teacher.

If I could have a super power it would be: X-ray vision.

My favourite quote is:   ‘‘Success is not final. Failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.’’ —  Sir Winston Churchill.

 My hidden talent: Thanks to a university assignment, I can quote the whole page of Shakespeare’s balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.

If I could travel back in time, I would love to meet ... Cleopatra.

The one thing I will never throw out: My peacekeeping medals. 

My last meal would be: One of Nicole’s Sunday lamb roast dinners.

I’m always being asked: ‘‘What made you go into politics?’’

My most embarrassing moments: The six months after I met Nicole when she consistently refused to go out with me. 

What people may not know about me: My first jobs included being a painter’s labourer, bank teller, extra on Home and Away and gardener. 

Wierdest thing in my glovebox: A CD of Gregorian Chants. 

My biggest fashion faux pas was: According to Nicole you can’t wear spotted ties with striped shirts. Also I once wore a light grey suit to Parliament – Navy blue pin stripe or be damned, they said!   

I wish I hadn’t:  Been Peacekeeping when my Pop died. Even though he would have boasted about the reason why I wasn’t there, I regret missing his funeral.

My earliest memory is: Trying to convince my mum there was a red belly black snake behind the back shed. Apparently I use to exaggerate! 

On my bedside table is:  Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and a picture of Nicole Elliott in a frame, she’s not on the book cover. 

People say I look like: My son, Lachlan. Which is just as well, really.  

A movie I think everyone should  see:Casablanca.  

In the future…  There will be a cure for breast cancer.

 Favourite book as a child:The Naughty Bunny. It had a great influence on my childhood.

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