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10 questions with... Specialist Speech Therapist Claire Stevens

Specialst speech therapist, Claire Stevens, takes on our 10 questions. Photo supplied by Claire Stevens

Specialst speech therapist, Claire Stevens, takes on our 10 questions. Photo supplied by Claire Stevens

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Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them ten questions about themselves. This week we spoke with Specialist Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, Claire Stevens.

• Describe Norwich in three words...

Home, history, fun. Apart from four years at university in Newcastle I’ve always lived in Norfolk, I love its heritage and it has many attractions so you never have to travel far to have a great time.

• If you were stranded on a deserted island with three other people, who would you want them to be?

My initial thoughts were my husband and two boys, however on second thoughts a seafarer, farmer and doctor would probably be more useful! Also I don’t think I could cope with the kids whining.

• If you could be anyone else, who would you be?

The Queen. It’s not a virtuous answer but I would love to see what her life is really like.

• How would you spend a perfect weekend in Norwich?

If the kids were looked after I’d take a canoe down the Wensum, stopping off at the riverside pubs with my husband, then I would visit Prime for a great steak and have an early night! The next day I would go clothes shopping as I never seem to prioritise getting new clothes for myself.

• Would you rather spend a night in front of the telly or a night out in the city?

Having two young children means I spend most nights in front of the telly but I definitely would like to increase the evening outs.

• What’s your mantra in life?

Don’t cry over spilt milk - dust yourself down and move on. It’s not worth worrying about the past.

• Which song defines your life?

I will survive by Gloria Gaynor, as I have positive outlook on life and whenever the chips are down I know things will always get better.

• What’s your biggest fear?

My worst fear is that my children will be hurt badly. When my little boy was four he broke his femur falling off a swing in Spain and my fear became a reality.

• What one thing could you never be without?

I couldn’t live without chocolate! But it has to be Cadbury. My husband once bought me a very expensive box of chocolates from Switzerland and I hated them.

• What would you do if you won the lottery?

If I won a ridiculous amount of money I would obviously splash out on lots of luxuries but I would also give a large slice of money to charities that help support adults with autism to get into work and stay in work.

• If you’d like to take part in this feature, email courtney.pochin@archant.co.uk

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