Question time: ‘Whatever life throws at me, I will survive ...’

Sylvia Baldock regional director of the Thame Athena Networking group.
Sylvia Baldock regional director of the Thame Athena Networking group.
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Sylvia Baldock is a regional director of the Athena Networking group for women

What’s your earliest memory?

Aged three at the bottom of the garden of our new house with my mum and brothers watching my dad struggling to uproot a cherry tree from the centre of the lawn.

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

The law of attraction – what you put out to the universe and truly believe in will happen. Also that we can do anything we set our minds to.

Ignore what you’re doing now – if you could do any job in the world, what would it be and why?

Actor or singer – I love being in command of an audience and inspiring others.

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

The west coast of Scotland – the most stunning scenery in the world.

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

Stop illegal immigration which has become so uncontrolled it is seriously impacting on the job opportunities and housing availability for UK citizens as well as considerably raising crime levels.

You can invite three people living or dead round for dinner. Who are they and why?

Jesus – to gets lots of spiritual questions answered. My Dad who died when I was 17 before I really got to know him as an adult – again lots of questions to ask. Rhonda Byrne – author of The Secret and a really inspirational lady.

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

A roast dinner. Roast lamb, roast potatoes, loads of veg, mint sauce and all the trimmings.

And if you could write your own epitaph or come up with famous last words in advance, what would you pick?

Believe in yourself and you can achieve whatever you want in life.

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

To wipe out world poverty so everyone has an equal chance to live their lives to the full.

How do you relax?

Swimming, walking, yoga, spending quality time with family and friends.

What’s your greatest fear?


What was the last little treat you bought for yourself, or someone else?

Afternoon tea at The Ritz followed by a visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace.

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

Apart from family – my job, I absolutely love what I do.

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

No matter what life throws at me I will survive and come out stronger.

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

Incredible technology, many cures for currently fatal illnesses, eco-friendly buildings/cars and much better care for our elderly. I would also hope to find greater world peace.

Websites you use and value the most?

Find Networking Events, What’s in my Community and Linked In.

Which person in the public eye would you most like to meet and why?

The Queen – she has reigned with such dignity for almost 60 years and would be incredible to listen to, she must have some amazing stories to tell and a very unique take on life.

What do you go out of your way to avoid?

Reality shows like Big Brother and people who moan about everything and just drag you down.