Q & A: Pauline Hedges, director of Sandhurst Farmers' marketBy Becky Barnes
June 18, 2012
Pauline Hedges, 66, is the company director of Surrey Markets Ltd, who stage the farmer’s market in Sandhurst
What is your favourite food? Watercress bread with a hunk of goat’s cheese, some stuffed olives and a large piece of smoked trout – all bought from my market stalls.
What is your favourite holiday destination? North Devon – high up on Exmoor with only the wind and the birds for company.
What was the last book you read? Miss Read – Country Matters (there’s a bit of a theme emerging.)
What is your favourite TV programme? Come Dine With Me. I love Dave Lamb’s commentary, he says exactly what I am thinking.
What is your favourite film? ET. I have it on DVD and watch it two or three times a year.
What makes you smile? Lots of things – a sunny day, a beautiful view, if someone smiles at me, I smile back.
Who would your ideal dinner guests be? Cliff Richard, Margaret Thatcher, Duchess of Cambridge, Sean Connery – imagine the conversation.
What is your biggest regret? I wanted to run a market garden when I was younger and never did.
What hobbies do you have? Gardening, crosswords and sleeping.
What do you like about Bracknell Forest? The amazing countryside.You can really get away from all the hubbub of modern life and yet still be close to shops and restaurants.
What is the one thing you would change about Bracknell Forest? I can’t think of anything as it is going to have the best farmer’s market every month.