What are your favorite qualities in a man/woman? Poppy: I really like rich men, they’ve got so much less to prove. And such nice cars. I’d only go out with a poor person if he was pretending, such as for a film or to get their inheritance. Georgie: Trustworthy, large hands, a low center of gravity. I’m not terribly fussy. Any woman who will have me, really.
Which living person do you most admire? G: That’s a tough one, I really admire Father you see, but he’s just ceased to be in the ‘living’ category, which is a real shame. Can I say The Rock?
Who are your heroes in real life? P: My heroes are people who have achieved everything against the odds and are an inspiration to us all. I can’t think of any examples right now.
What is your greatest fear? P: Getting ugly. G: Poppy getting ugly. I’d be the only one of our family to leave the house.
What is your motto? G: Ah, I know this one. It’s something in Latin. Venti Latte or something like that. Latin was never my strong suit at school. P: Don’t be afraid to be yourself, if you like toffee yogurt, eat toffee yogurt. That’s what I always say.
Which living person do you most despise? P: Do you know Tabitha? G: I don’t really despise anyone so I’ll just say I don’t like chaps with bad manners. Or chaps who come around asking for Mummy, smelling of cologne. Or chaps who come around asking for Poppy, smelling of cologne.
What is it that you most dislike? P: Do you know Tabitha? G: People who criticize our country ways. And farmers.
What is your current state of mind? P: Ready to seize the day. Or maybe go back to bed. So, contrary but open... G: I’m quite hungry.
What is your most treasured possession? P: Gosh, I’ve got so many. My handbag. It’s full of lovely things. G: I think I’d have to say Father [gestures to urn]. Since he died, it’s been lovely to have him around all the time and I’ll be honest - he’s much more manageable like this.
How would you like to die? P: I would like to live forever. G: Eaten by my dogs.