My Weekend: Cheryl Buggy

Cheryl Buggy
Cheryl Buggy
The Bridge Tavern and Camber Dock''''Picture: Paul Simpso

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Cheryl Buggy, from Southsea, is a former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the director of 93.7 Express FM. She loves the city in which she lives and believes it is a place full of opportunity.

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

Recently, I stayed over on the Isle of Wight with some relatives for a relaxing weekend away.

I have a holiday home over there where I love to spend time throughout the year.

The island is a beautiful place full of wonderful people.

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

I went to see Ahoy!, where hundreds of people, young and old, came together to sing and perform a show celebrating The Mary Rose for Portsmouth Festivities.

It was a very interesting concert with lots of contrast.

Also, it was inspiring to witness a real community spirit with hundreds of school children and adults creating memories together.

What was the last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

I saw The Life of Pi when it was in cinemas.

I have read the book so thought it was important to check the film out when it was out in the cinema.

I was impressed. It was very clever and visually stunning.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I find that laying back in my hammock, in the garden, with a good book, is my favourite way to relax.

I love reading.

What do you watch on TV?

I tend to have very little time to watch TV as I am alway doing something.

I do enjoy watching some sport such as the rugby and cricket, but also thoroughly enjoy crime investigative programmes such as Homeland with Damian Lewis and Claire Dane.

Which TV programmes do you avoid?

I’m not a massive fan of game shows.

Also, I find soaps fairly repetitive and too predictable, which drains the enjoyment out of watching them.

Take EastEnders, for example. You could watch it for weeks on end, come back to it two years later and still remain aware of what’s going on.

Which celebrity would you like to spend a week with and why?

I admire Sandi Toksvig.

As the chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, she is just great.

She’s very intelligent and funny which makes her so great.

I feel it’s important to have a combination of both.

I also love listening to her on BBC Radio 4.

Where do you eat out?

Abarbistro, a short stroll from Gunwharf Quays in Old Portsmouth, is a place on my list of favourites.

Where locally would you recommend for a day out?

I like to begin a walk with family and friends at Eastney and walk to the Dockyard.

I love it and would really recommend it. Make sure you take a picnic with you too.