My best moment
I don’t know how it came about, but my best moment was when I was invited to take part in the national video for the Trust which went on the MyVolunteering page. The idea of it was to help launch the Trust’s online rota and expenses system for volunteers. One day I was standing in the Boathouse and a guy from the head office came down and said ‘would you like to do this video’ and I said ‘OK’ without knowing what I was letting myself in for. It was the launch of this national campaign - the biggest investment the Trust has made in volunteering, and what I did had the potential to be seen by 60,000 volunteers at 400 sites. Absolute privilege.
There’s all sorts of things, but I think the point I want to make is that if I didn’t come here I wouldn’t meet thousands of lovely and interesting people from all walks of life from all corners of the globe. It’s a wonderful privilege to touch all these people’s lives, and of course Agatha is a world-wide phenomenon. She’s the world’s most translated author she is the first global multi-media superstar.
Meeting David Suchet
When David Suchet and the crew came down to film the ITV adaptation of Dead Man's Folly, it was mind-boggling to see a crew of 60 people and David Suchet just wandering around Greenway in costume. We had the place open during the filming and people would be walking around the grounds and then they see Poirot scuttling down behind one of the hedges.