Question time: Hockey star admits he ‘loves musicals’

Will Sawrey-Cookson'Thame Hockey Player
Will Sawrey-Cookson'Thame Hockey Player
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CHIVE TALKING: Will Sawrey-Cookson of Thame Hockey Club takes part in our weekly question and answer session

What’s your earliest memory?

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Watching my dad play cricket

What do you wish they’d taught you at school, but didn’t?

Practical things like fixing a car engine or replacing a washer on your tap. It would have saved me a fortune!

If you could do any job in the world, what would it be and why?

A Red Arrows pilot, everyday would be like Top Gun.

Of all the places you’ve been in your life, which would you recommend to a stranger?

The Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

If you could pass one new law tomorrow, what would it be?

Lorries that can’t do more than 65mph should not be allowed to overtake anything on the motorway.

You can invite three people - living or dead, from any period - round for dinner. Who are they and why?

John Lennon, Vincent Van Gogh and Ian Smith (Harold from Neighbours). I have so many questions for all three of them.

If you were stuck on Death Row, what would you pick for your final meal?

Fillet steak, jacket potato, peas and a top-drawer Rioja.

If you could write your own epitaph what would you pick?

See, I told you I was ill.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

Mind control, the possibilities are endless!

How do you relax?

Spending time with my lovely daughters (although it can also stress me out).

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing to my wife at any sport, especially tennis.

If you had to give up something tomorrow, what would you find it hardest to live without?

Fresh coffee, beer and sport.

What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you so far?

If in doubt, just do it.

If you could leap forward to the year 2050, what would you expect to find there?

Thame Hockey Club will have won their fifth national league title on the bounce and Thame United, managed by Lionel Messi will have won the Champions League.

Favourite places to eat (within 20 miles of Thame maximum of three).

The Bell in Chearsley, The Mole and Chicken in Easington and (assuming the Gazette is picking up the bill) Le Manoir.

Have you got a favourite shop within 20 miles of Thame town centre? Why is it so good?

Parminters butchers in Haddenham. Fabulous meat at a decent price.

What’s your best kept entertainment or social life secret, or guilty pleasure? Tell us about it...

I love a good musical!

What do you go out of your way to avoid?

I avoid confrontation and any TV show produced by Simon Cowell?

Always leave them laughing

I was walking past my fridge and I thought I heard an onion singing a Bee Gees song.

I opened the door and saw it was just a ‘chive talkin’. I asked the chive if he fancied becoming an onion one day but he said he was happy “stayin a chive, stayin a chive, ah ah ah ah stayin a chiiiiiiiiiiiiive.”

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