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10 things I liked when I was 25 that I don't like now

Art Nouveau

Impressionist art

Pre-Raphaelite art

Dancing (me dancing, that is)




Westerns (bar Blazing Saddles)



10 things I didn't like when I was 25 that I like now


Contemporary art


Table linen/napkin rings



Peace and quiet/staying in

South Africa

Jesus Christ


10 things I don't like: period

Lip-synching – except by drag queens

"Singers" who can't sing live


Mobile phones with cameras



Reality shows

Opening and closing ceremonies

Religious fanatics

Mozzarella cheese

10 things I like: period


Fax machines


Handwritten notes/letters





Nina Simone

The south of France

10 songs I like

All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle

Nelly the Elephant

When You Come to the End of a Lollipop

Bangers and Mash

I'm a Pink Toothbrush, You're a Blue Toothbrush

Sit On My Face (Monty Python)

The Laughing Policeman

I Went to Your Wedding (Spike Jones)

My Word, You Do Look Queer

Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen)

10 songs I dislike

Fly Me to theMoon

The Greatest Love of All

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

We Are the World (loathsome)

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Two Little Boys

Don't Worry, Be Happy (worst song of all time)

Y Viva Espana

What's Up (4 Non Blondes) (truly ghastly)

My Ding-a-Ling

10 films I like

The Women

All About Eve

Pan's Labyrinth


The Reader

The Lives of Others

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Barry Lyndon

2001: A Space Odyssey

Billy Elliot

10 films I dislike

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Forrest Gump

The Piano


Life is Beautiful

Blow Up



There Will Be Blood

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

10 things always in the fridge

Pickled beetroot

Non-alcoholic beer




Colman's mustard

Branston pickle

Ginger beer (of course!)

Fruit juices


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