SHARON Glen has been The Gazette’s community news correspondent for Rotherwick for a few decades.

An American by birth, Sharon received her British Citizenship after living in the village for nearly 30 years with husband Jonathan, currently Chairman-Elect of Hampshire County Council, and children Grace, Robert and Andrew.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? My dad. A very gentle, perfect knight.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? I suppose I must say my voice - I can’t imagine not being able to sing. It cheers me up when I’m down and when I’m happy I’m probably singing anyway.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Wednesday Morning 3am by Simon and Garfunkel.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? Any period series – Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall. I’m currently into Indian Summers.

5. What is your favourite film? Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

6. What is your pet hate? Waste of time, resources, talent, lives.

7. What are you reading at the moment? The Matthew Shardlake series of Tudor murder mysteries by C J Sansom. Unputdownable!

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Roast chicken with gravy, duchess mashed potatoes and petits pois with raspberry anything for dessert.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? ‘When I go to heaven, as soon as I get there, I’ll dine with Mr Disney, and dance with Fred Astaire’.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Ancient Egypt.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? A guitar.

12. What sports team do you support? Any home nation, particularly Scotland Rugby Union.

13. What was your first job? Arts and crafts counsellor at a YMCA summer camp.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? The person who organises the Queen’s calendar. I’d love to set up random visits to ordinary places, unexpectedly, and watch people’s faces.

15. What worries you the most? Keeping my family healthy.

16. What is your proudest moment? Marrying my Highland laddie and the births of the three greatest kids in the world.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? Life is the party I’d hoped for – while I was here, I danced!

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Reading in bed with a nice cup of tea.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Courtesy – if we were all nicer to each other things would run much more smoothly.

20. What three words best describe you? Up for anything!