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:


Favourite occupation:

Reading, travelling & spending time with my loved ones

Chief characteristic:


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:


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 Gapchinskya

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 a Vodka Martini with lemon zest

What characters in history do you most dislike?

Cruel ones

What is your present state of mind?

Curious, but apprehensive

For what fault have you most toleration?


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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