Name – David (Alan Alan Alan) Hume
Age – “O M G I didn’t realise you were that old” – PJ Wilson’s reaction when completing the entry for the 2011 World Seniors, in Minneapolis. So it’s that, plus three.
Occupation – Mostly retired – but occasional semi-professional tree hugger
Three things you really like?
- To see the family all really happy at a family party
- To watch the sunrise in a beautiful remote place, or more realistically the sunset with Julia
- and a bottle of really good white wine
- To drive the par three 5th
Three things that really annoy you?
- Idiotic signs on the M8 e.g. telling me to make sure my windscreen is clear. How on earth could I read the sign if it wasn’t
- Litter louts
- Skips that are rude to weak players (that would be Curling skips not the sort that Litter Louts should make friends with)
Three things from your ‘bucket list’ – There’s aaaaaa hole in ma bucket dear Lisa dear Lisa
What was the last film you saw? The Railway Man
And the last book you read? The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay – highly recommended
Give us a playlist of five of your favourite songs (and artists) – These are Not necessarily favourites but music that marks a point in my life
- Mozart’s Turkish Rhonda – my late mother on the piano
- You’d better move on – The Rolling Stones
- Una Paloma Blanca – Highveld Radio, Johannesburg
- Sailing by – Ronald Binge – BBC late night shipping forecast
- Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
And one song you never want to hear again? Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind? – Guided tours of Copenhagen (ask the team!)
What’s your favourite meal? – Pre gold medal pasta
Washed down by? Happy beers later
Tell us something about yourself that will surprise people? – Drinking a pint of Guinness standing on my head. This used to be my party trick until I broke my neck.
You can save one prized possession. What is it? – My memory
What keeps you awake at night? My grandchildren
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? “Don’t swerve for anything smaller than a pig” By my grandfather on driving in Ireland.