My weekend: Tracey Ansell

Tracey Ansell

Tracey Ansell

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Tracey Ansell, 46, is the Minister at North End Baptist Church. She lives at Copnor and when not busy working, enjoys travel, theatre, films, days out locally and in London and making gifts.

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

In April of this year my husband and I went to Israel. We’d wanted to go and see the places where Jesus had walked and lived and to help us put a picture to what we read in the Bible. Then we had a weekend with our wider family at Euro Disney. It was a very contrasting holiday as we enjoyed Disney consumerism!

What was the last gig/concert you went to?

In July I had the great pleasure of watching Robbie 
Williams perform his swing music at the NEC. It was a great night with some old Robbie favourites thrown in as well.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

This was also a great night out. We went with my in-laws to see War Horse at the Mayflower. I was really keen to see the puppetry that everyone was talking about, and we absolutely loved it.

And the last book you read?

Beyond Prophesy by Chris Wren James. It takes a deeper look at the prophetic gifts, and how we all can hear from God – if we tune into His voice.

What was the last film you saw?

Frozen, much like everyone else – a great afternoon with my granddaughter.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

Relaxing with friends, enjoying good company, laughing and having fun. 

What do you watch on TV?

Not much – but I really like The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and currently I am gripped by The Honourable Woman. 

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

Soaps and reality TV shows which people may have regrets about being involved with later!

Where do you eat out?

Either at friends’ houses, 
or at a good Indian restaurant. 

What’s your signature dish if you’re cooking?

A curry.

What about pubs and bars? Where do you go?

The Golden Hind as our local, and what was known as the Green Farm for a great carvery.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

The beach, Staunton Country Park, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Paultons Park. We are very spoilt for places to go that are close to home.

And what about a day trip further afield?

I like to go up to London, the magnificent architecture and history, along with a rich culture, always provides for an interesting and fun day whatever the season.

Do you have any hobbies?

I like to knit, but have moved to knitting unusual items as gifts more than clothes. 
I love creating memories from photos and souvenirs from holidays and have recently been making gifts for people using scrabble pieces!

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