Vanda Carter

Favourite Things, A few of my

Swimming

That winter swimming endorphin rush lasts all day.

Motorbikes
Do you like motorbikes? Not looking at them, riding them? The wind in your face, the pong of petrol. What’s the fastest you’ve ever been on a bike? Me? I seem to remember it was105mph along the Hogs Back on the back of Matthew’s Honda in about 1976. No fear back then. No speed cameras either.

There aren’t many proper bikes you can ride if you are five foot three. Discerning short girls choose the Yamaha Virago.

Metal
A photo gallery of my sculptures.

Silent Cinema
Not silent at all, never was. See these wonderful films with live improvised piano accompaniment at the fabulous Kennington Bioscope. 'Camille' (1921) starring Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino is my favourite so far.

Allotment
Would you like to look inside my shed?

Glam rock
I know I should have grown out of all this, but hey, Marc, I’m still riding that white swan… Loved it then and love it now.
Life’s a gas - Let’s hope it lasts.

Vegetarian living
When I became a vegetarian in 1978 I learned to cook from Rose Elliot's recipe book 'Simply Delicious' and the 'Cranks Recipe Book'. I still use them both. Have I ever missed meat? Not for one minute.

Ice skating
Beautiful but deadly. I can’t resist. I spun around, tripped on the twist, hit the deck, broke my wrist. Did that stop me? Not bloody likely. The cast came off. I still persist…

Philosophy, politics & economics
British Humanist Association and the National Secular Society.

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