The Proust Questionnaire


Favourite virtue:

honesty, loyalty, compassion & patience


Favourite qualities in a man:

selflessness, strength, dignity & sense of humour


Favourite qualities in a woman:

kindness & authenticity


Biggest flaw:

stubbornness


Favourite occupation:

reading, travelling & spending time with my loved ones


Chief characteristic:

strong-willed


Idea of happiness:

laid-back dinners with friends or exploring the world with my family


Your idea of misery:

my loved ones being sick


Favourite colour:

yellow


If not yourself, who would you be?

I like who I am, because I am a work in progress


Where would you like to live?

In Paris for a year


Favourite authors?

Too many to name


Favourite painters?

Sergei Chepik, James Nares, Sam Toft, Amedeo Modigliani, Evgenya Gapchinsakya


Favourite heroes in real life?

My late father & Brompton Hospital PICU team


Favourite heroines in fiction?

Thais of Athens


Favourite drink?

Full-bodied red wine or Russian vodka with fresh cranberry juice & lime


What characters in history do you most dislike?

Cruel ones


What is your present state of mind?

Excited, but apprehensive


For what fault have you most toleration?

Shyness


Your favourite motto:

Treat other people the way you want to be treated


How would you like to die?

Peacefully in old age, before I become a burden to my family


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