Quick Fire Questions with Councillor Adam Edsall

To help you get to know the Dartmouth Town Councillors, they have been asked to answer these quick fire questions so that you can find out a bit more about them.

FAVOURITE PLACE IN DARTMOUTH?

The bench overlooking the river on Jawbones Hill. Breathtaking views and a brief rest from the hike whilst my spaniel amuses herself chasing everything and nothing.

TOP TIPPLE?

A pint of Thatcher’s Gold, of course!

MOST TREASURED POSESSION?

After my wife, Helen and my spaniel it would have to be my St. Christopher, given to me by my mother when I was 16 and worn every day since.

BEST BOOK?

Ghosts of Everest. Amazing account of the 1999 expedition to find George Mallory’s body on the mountain’s North West Face and attempt to prove he was the first to climb Everest in 1924.

MUST-SEE MOVIE?

Shine. Most amazing portrayal of an incredible talent almost lost to the world. If you don’t cry you’re not human.

ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE YOUR 18 YEAR OLD SELF?

Your life will take a million turns, often in unforeseen directions, sometimes at a moment’s notice. But that is OK. It is the way of things. Just try to enjoy the adventure whilst it lasts.

HOW DID YOU END UP IN DARTMOUTH?

My wife suggested we take a year out from 2 stressful careers in London. Great idea. Trouble was, at the end of it, we just didn’t want to leave.

ANY CUTE KIDS OR PAMPERED PETS?

One very spoilt Working Cocker Spaniel.

CREAM FIRST OR JAM FIRST?

Cream first, as deep as you dare so you can create a crater in it to fill with loads of jam.

PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Reaching Everest Base Camp 4 years after open heart surgery.

MOST EMBARASSING MOMENT?

Breaking down on the M40 whilst on my way to a fancy-dress party in Oxford dressed as a cactus. To make it worse, neither the policeman who stopped or the AA guy could actually guess what I was supposed to going as.

EAT IN OR DINE OUT?

Either. Eating generally is quite a hobby, as long as I didn’t have to make it. I’m no chef. Ask Helen.

EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?

Used to be a night owl, but more and more I’m enjoying an early night.

BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN DARTMOUTH?

Its community.

WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?

Selfishness and ignorance

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

Meals with friends, sunshine in the evening and days off with Helen & the dog.