‘I just don’t get Formula One’

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Thame harpist Sarah Goss takes on our weekly question and answer feature.

She made her name around the world in the likes of Dubai and played at the Christchurch last weekend.

What’s your earliest memory?

I was little on a houseboat so my earliest memory is lying there watching ripples reflected on the ceiling.

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

French. To be fair they did try.

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

International honey taster.

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

More frequent and accessible public transport – I don’t understand why there is no pavement or cycle path to the station.

You can invite three people living or dead, around for dinner, who are they and why?

My grandparents who have passed on. But when they were the age I am now. I imagine we’d have fun.

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

A huge shellfish salad that takes ages to eat. And cold dry white wine.

How do you relax?

Listening to the rain.

What’s your greatest fear?

Internet dating sites.

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

A little Clarsach (folk harp).

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

Let life happen.

What websites do you use the most?

Apart from mine (www.sarahgoss.com), www,harp.com (harp porn), also Gilles Peterson’s page on the BBC Radio1 site.

What are you favourite places to eat?

Pad Thai at the Rising Sun because it reminds me of the time I spent in Bangkok setting up a harp school there.

Have you got a favourite shop within 20 miles of Thame town centre?

Newitts – everything is nice and you can buy the amount you actually need. Also Umbertos – it smells so delicious!

Where would you take friends and family for a day out?

A long walk through hills and beech woods. And a pint of real ale on the way.

What do you go out of your way to avoid? (eg TV programme, style of food, type of music or performance) Tell us about it...

F1 motor racing. Don’t get it. Ditto gyms.

Always leave them laughing – so please tell us a joke ...

My dog Minton ate my shuttlecock. Bad Minton.