Rachel Jane Carter

Rachel Carter
Rachel Carter
Lloyd and Karen Clewer, the founders of Farm4Life, at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, where they store goods ready to send to Africa  (Picture by Habibur Rahman)

Ghana trip changed Fareham couple’s lives

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Rachel Jane Carter is 20 and lives in Fareham. She performs in Soop’s live comedy improvisation show, Instant Soop, at The Spring in Havant on Thursday and the community play Bob & Doris Are Not Afraid.

What would be your ideal weekend destination?

Somewhere beautiful where there are mountains to climb. I love a challenge.

Not counting your loved ones, who would be your dream companion?

Stephen Fry. It’d be like walking along with the entirety of the internet on audiobook. A personal database of knowledge and wit to entertain and enlighten. Not sure he’d be too keen on climbing mountains, though.

What music would you take with you?

Anything and everything by the Beatles, so I could have a jolly good sing-along.

What about something to read?

The Lord of the Rings should keep me busy for the weekend. And the trilogy would be fitting for all that walking, climbing and exploring I’d be doing. Though I’d hope for less mortal peril if at all possible…

What would be your ultimate way to relax?

Someone would have to wrestle my iPhone from me first, to stop me compulsively checking my emails. Once that was done, a massage, steak dinner and a bottle of wine would just about do the trick.

If money were no object, which shop would you head for?

The Apple Store because you can never have too many gadgets.

What’s your all-time favourite film?

I can’t just pick one. Anything with superheroes, dinosaurs or swords will pretty much do the trick for me.

We’re buying the drinks tonight. What’s your poison?

Ooh, make mine a gin and slimline tonic, please with plenty of ice and two slices of lime. And an umbrella.

What are you doing this weekend?

Trekking up to London with some friends to see Kneehigh’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and re-rehearsing for SOOP’s current touring piece The Revenger’s Tragedy.

What’s a favourite local destination for a weekend day out?

The New Forest is somewhere quite close to my heart. There’s something about having somewhere so rural and beautiful that close to home. It’s somewhere to relax and lose oneself… without ever being too far away from the nearest pub, of course.