Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Beethoven (before he went deaf); Freddie Mercury (wouldn't he and Beethoven be great to listen to); and Ritchie McCaw (All Black captain, ultimate sportsman, man with the heart of a lion).
The best advice I ever received was: Always do your best.
The most amazing thing I've ever done is: Run with the Olympic Torch in 2000.
If I was down to my last $10 I would spend it on: Flowers for my beloved wife.
My greatest fear is: Small enclosed spaces.
My fantasy job is: Ombudsman with power to arbitrarily fix political and bureaucratic unfair decisions.
If I could have a super power it would be: To make a lot of money and use it for the benefit of all.
My favourite phrase is . . .WASLYK (We are so lucky you know) — a mantra for all people in retirement!
My hidden talent is: Being the Reader of the Week
If I could travel back in time, I would love to meet: Captain James Cook and travel with him to Australia and New Zealand.
In the future . . . I intend to grow old disgracefully.
True love Is . . . Waking up in the morning and being happy with who you wake up next to!
My last meal would be: A large plate of battered, deep fried oysters with a crisp chilled white wine.
My first car was: A seventh-hand mini.
The one thing I will never throw out: My wife!
My most embarrassing moment was... Being stopped and given a speeding fine with all my family in the car.I have of course since modified my behaviour
What people may not know about me is: I tie trout flies
Wierdest thing in my glovebox: An unused navigation device
My biggest fashion faux pas was: According to my wife and daughters, wearing stripes and checks together
I wish I hadn’t: Worn stripes and checks together
My earliest memory is: Eating tripe and onions with white parsley sauce (no longer on our menu!)
On my bedside table is: Nothing of interest (light and books)
People say I look like: My father and two brothers
A movie I think everyone should see: Any of the early James Bond movies.