Meet the Team
Mad passion: getting down and dirty on her allotment
Secret indulgence: a Manhattan cocktail with fish and chips
Mad passion: Music (she’s always got headphones in and Spotify on), podcasts and Twitter.
Secret indulgence: Mojitos in the summer. Mulled wine in the winter.
Mad passion: live music, photography (looking at the photos, not taking them), weird facts
Secret indulgence: movies with dancing in them, strawberry Angel Delight and cult TV
Mad passion: films, particularly if they are by Pedro Almodovar or Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Secret indulgence: Zoos. The best one she's been to is Berlin, worst (because the most exotic creature was a goat not because of conditions) Belgrade
Mad passion: Literary journals and any food involving potatoes
Secret indulgence: Bad disaster movies and wine
Mad passion: Perhaps from the above, Iso has come to realise that history and architecture are passions, but she would have to add sailing and music
Secret indulgence: a long lie-in until 8.30am
Mad passion: Theatre, and she regularly watches local productions, and acts in and directs amateur plays in Sunderland and Durham
Secret indulgence: constantly searching for the perfect handbag
Mad passion: Motorbikes. She’s been riding pillion for nearly 20 years and hopes that 2018 will bring a bike licence of her own.
Secret indulgence: Prosecco, jelly and ice cream, and Kindle Monthly deals. Sometimes at the same time.
Mad passion: Ridiculous challenges. She’s been known to skydive, paraglide, scuba dive, jet ski, play zorb football, run a half-marathon, fly to Serbia, and learn to play professional blackjack—all in the name of a good magazine feature.
Secret indulgence: Beer gardens with friends, baking treats for the Mslexia team, or curling up with a good book.