My chat with… Kierston Wareing

Kierston Wareing, Katy Pearson, Essex, the Echo

Interview: My chat with Kierston in the Echo

What is your earliest memory?
I remember when I was about five years old, making my younger brother dress up as a horse, using my dad’s belt and he would say gidiup gidiup. We would laugh and run around our house in Leigh for hours.

Where is your favourite place in Essex, and why?
I love taking walks on the beach in Leigh. I also love Rollacity when I am in the mood to roller skate!

Are you often in the mood to roller skate then?!
Always! When I’m down here that’s what I do. I’ve properly roller skated from when I was a kid. When I was 14, I used to roller skate everywhere – all down the seafront – and every time I’m back down here I do! It’s great here. You’ve got this roller skating rink right on your doorstep in Rochford. And now you’ve got the trampolining open next door, so it’s perfect.I go and see my dad and then I go roller skating and then trampolining! Continue reading

My chat with Carey Mulligan

Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan has painful, first-hand experience of Alzheimer’s: her much-loved grandmother suffers from it. But now she hopes to make a difference, I discover

Carey MulliganIt was six years ago that Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan realised Alzheimer’s was taking a hold of her beloved grandmother. ‘We sat down to dinner,’ 26-year-old Carey recalls, ‘and she looked at the cutlery in front of her and the plate of food, and couldn’t remember how to use the knife and fork.’

Carey, who has recently filmed a new big-screen version of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in 2009 film An Education, has become an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society to help promote awareness of the condition. Her grandmother – whom she calls ‘Nans’ – has been living with Alzheimer’s for about 11 years, prompting the actress’s support for the charity. Continue reading