Twenty Questions with Andrew Earley

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Andrew Earley - placid, happy and easy going, except when free tickets are not on offer!

IOW-Andrew.jpgWho are you? Andrew Earley, Contracts Inspector (Parks and Countryside Division at Isle of Wight Council).

Family status? Married to wife Susan. Have two boys - Matthew, 11 and Nicholas, 7.

Who's your hero and why? I don't believe in having heroes!

What is your dream holiday? Going to the Rockies in Canada. I love the train journey around the mountains. It's beautiful and a very peaceful place.

What annoys you the most? Unruly children!

What would you change about yourself? I'm happy being me.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Gordon Brown directly after his 'Bigotgate' foul up on the Jeremy Vine Radio Show before the elections.

Favourite record, and why? Anything by Queen.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Well, firstly I would pay off all my family's mortgages (mine first, of course). I would then take my family on a dream holiday and treat my boys.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A drum - because I like beating things!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Only buy it if you can afford it.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut grass.

What do you do in your spare time? Spare time - what's that? I love spending any free time with my boys.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? The public are always asking ridiculous things.

What's your favourite piece of kit? My Charterhouse Verti-Drain 7626
What three words would you use to describe yourself? Placid, happy, easy-going

What talent would you like to have? I would love to be able to play the electric guitar.

What makes you angry? Not getting free Isle of Wight Festival tickets!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I would like to see tougher punishment for anti-social behaviour and fixed penalties introduced for littering.

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