‘Make messy rooms illegal’

Helena Beveridge
Helena Beveridge

Long Crendon’s entrepreneur Helena Beveridge tackles our questionnaire and puts forward the idea to ban messy rooms.

The co-owner of a new Veatable bars business, Mrs Beveridge also talked about her delight of the new Double Decker chocolate bars, after all they are now twice the size.

What’s your earliest memory?

Sitting on my tricycle very early one morning feeling lonely because my friend Peter hadn’t come out to play.

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

French, though they did try.

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

I’d make it illegal for eight-year-old boys to leave their clothes on the floor, because I’m getting nowhere on my own.

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

Four Cheese Pizza and Phish Food ice cream because finally the calories wouldn’t matter.

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

Better late than never.

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

The ability to control time, because I always need more of it.

What’s your greatest fear?

That something awful will happen to my children.

What was the last little treat you bought for yourself?

A Double Decker – they’re twice the size they used to be!

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

It’s the people in your life that count, everything else is window dressing.

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

Lots of people eating Veatable bars.

What is your favourite film of all time ?

When Harry Met Sally – because once upon a time my husband was just a good friend, but then we went to see this film ...

What is your favourite book of all time?

Pride and Prejudice – perfect in every way and reminds me of Colin Firth.

What is your favourite album of all time?

If I can sing along to it in the car, I love it.

What websites do you use the most ?

www.veatable.co.uk, www.imdb.com, www.berks-bucksfa.com

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

The Book House, Thame – the complete antidote to ordering online.

What’s your best kept entertainment or social life secret, or guilty pleasure? BBC1’s Merlin – magical, adventurous and funny and I get to watch it curled up on the sofa with my children.

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

David Cameron – because it’s not too late for him to start running the country my way!

What do you go out of your way to avoid?

Anything on TV that’s violent or gory, because once it’s in your head you can’t get rid of it.

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

What’s brown and sticky? A stick.