Getting to know Leon Wilkes

Questions to Leon Wilkes

Here are a few questions to help to get to know our team, first up for a gilling is Leon Wilkes.

Favourite childhood sweet?

Sarsaparilla tablets!
If you fancy trying some, you can buy them online at Dobsons.

Sporting team?

Newcastle United of course.
My first match was in the mid 1980s.

Favourite film or films?

V for Vendetta, John Wick, Finding Forrester, Groundhog Day, Matrix.
At Christmas it has to be The Bishop’s Wife.
They are the ones that spring to mind.

Recommended must watch on Netflix?

Breaking Bad, Stranger Things.

First album ever bought?

Was either Rainbow or The Stray Cats.

Starter or dessert?

Savoury all the way.

Desert  island, who would you bring with you?

Ray Mears, for all the obvious reasons.

Beach or active holiday?

I was booked to do Mont Blanc in June but that is clearly not happening due to this bloody virus.

What makes you laugh?

Nitrous Oxide!

What would be your superpower?

The main thing I would really like to avoid is getting sporting injures. I would like to have my body not age and while you are on take 20 years off the clock. So when my head decides I want to do something crazy, my body actually is up for it. Now I’m not saying I want immortality, more of an ‘on’ ‘off’ switch with a good length of time left on the clock.

Last book you read?

I tend to read a few at the same time when, I have time to read. The book depends on the mood and time of day. These ones I have just finished…
Stuart MacBride, Dying Light. World Famous Hero, Giles O’Bryen. They Ask You Answer, Macus Sheridan.

Favourite tipple or drink?

Wine & nice whiskey, never in the same glass.

Favourite Quote?

Alice in Wonderland, which way should I go.

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Alice: …So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.