My Weekend: Lorraine Blackburn

Lorraine Blackburn
Lorraine Blackburn
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Lorraine Blackburn, 32, from Waterlooville, is an ambassador and fundraiser for the children’s charity Ickle Pickles.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

Our last trip away was back in March with a couple of friends to a log cabin in the Forest of Dean. We had an absolutely amazing time. It was definitely a much-needed break.

What was the last gig/concert you went to?

Wow, answering this has made me realise it has been so long since I have been to a gig that I can’t even remember.

I have just booked tickets to see Lifehouse in London in October. They are my favourite band so I’m really looking forward to it.

A group of us are off to the Victorious Festival this year too. It’s great to have something local to look forward to.

What was the last theatre show you saw?

I went to see Dirty Dancing when the tour was in Southampton with my friend Laura. We had a brilliant time. I would love to see the Jersey Boys and Lion King too.

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

Lee Evans. I find him hilarious. It would be a laugh a minute. I also really like Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre. Can I have a weekend with all three please?

Where’s good for a day out locally?

Having worked in one of the local tourist attractions, I think Portsmouth and surrounding areas has so much to offer. I don’t think you can beat a nice sunny day down in Southsea though. I think living in the area, I take for granted having it there so don’t visit as often as I should, but I’ve had some of my best days out in Southsea, just enjoying the views and the atmosphere.

And what about a day trip further afield?

I have passes to attractions up and down the country and make the most of them, taking my nieces and nephews and friends’ little ones out for day trips.

I’m a big child at heart and love the farms and zoo. We have so many within a short distance.

Which pubs and bars do you go to?

It is very rare I go out unless it’s for a celebration, but we tend to head to Gunwharf. It has changed so much.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love my job but find that it doesn’t leave me much free time, so I spend any spare time catching up with family and friends.