I never knew that! With Kettle Food and Drink Editor, Chloe Sayers

At Kettle Mag the editors remain hidden away in Kettle towers occupying themselves with ideas, proofing, tweeting and keeping their ears tuned to the latest news. But what do we know about these busy creatures? Here at frivolity over the coming weeks we intend to find out…and this week we feast over what Food and Drink Editor Chloe Sayers has to say. 

My parents don’t know this about me, but…

I’m pretty skilled at pole dancing. Oh, and I burnt one of their wooden spoons the other day while I was cooking.

What’s your favourite word that rhymes with Kettle?

Nettle. Like nettle soup, or a stinging nettle.

How long after you wake up do you check your phone?

Immediately, purely so I know the time and can make a judgement call on trying to go back to sleep or not.

Stranded on a desert island you wouldn’t be without…

My hamsters, Citrus and Olly.

Chloe's hamsters, Citrus and Olly

Citrus and Olly, accompanying Chloe to the island.

What is the most revolting food you’ve ever eaten?

Pork belly fat on holiday in Tenerife five years ago. I got food poisoning from some questionable chicken at a takeaway once and stopped eating meat pretty soon after that.

What was the last thing you ate?

Chana Masala. I had Indian for dinner today, and it was great.

If you couldn’t edit the Food and Drink section for Kettle, which section would you choose?

Sex and Relationships. Only because I get asked for relationship advice so often, and I generally find it interesting.

Which friend that you met at uni is likely to be at your 60th birthday party?

Nobody probably – I’m dreadful at keeping in contact with people. I speak to one person who I went to school with, and that’s my boyfriend, and I only left three years ago.

Cooking at home or takeaway?

Takeaway. Unless I’m making a conscious effort to be healthy.

Wine or beer?

This is a very difficult question for a woman who enjoys fine dining and downing pints down the pub! With a big meal, wine. With pub grub or on its own, beer.

Cat or dog?

Dogs any day! I don’t mind cats but dogs are just so loveable. Especially my grandparents’ dog, Toby.

Chloe with Grandparents dog, Toby, Kettle Mag

Toby gets the vote.

Football or rugby?

Football definitely, I’ve never even watched a game of rugby.

iPhone or Android?

I like both but has to be iPhone. Although my “indestructible” 4S finally broke a few weeks ago when the wifi chip died on me.

Apart from writing, what other creative talents do you have?

I’m pretty good at cooking when I’m in the mood for it. And getting drunk if that counts.

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be?

An exclamation mark. Acceptable in small amounts, but too much and I just annoy you.

What is your most unappealing habit?

I’ve had long nails my whole life and I have a habit of using them to pick up dirt collected in them (gross, I know).

What would you like to be remembered for?

Being good entertainment, making people laugh, and my inability to sing.

Have you ever volunteered for anything?

I’m always volunteering to clean the loo at work, I’m the only person who does it properly. I try to ban everyone from using it after, usually without success.

Who so far, family or otherwise, has influenced you in your life?

Journalist and TV presenter Anna Richardson, she’s like the forty something year old version of me.

Which emoji do you use most frequently?

The boring smiley. 🙂

What was the last song you listened to on your ipod/phone?

Daphne and Celeste “Ooh Stick You”. It came on in my car earlier, although that was on my Ultimate Girl Groups CD. I don’t really listen to music that often as I don’t like chart music much at the moment.

Ooh Stick You! – Daphne and Celeste.

What is your most over used word or expression?

Okie Dokie. It’s so irritating!

What keeps you awake at night?

Unless I’m stressed, I fall asleep pretty quickly although I can only fall asleep if I’m snuggled up cosily watching TV.