Spectra - Winter 2019

3 All about Christine Dempster What would you be doing if not in your current job? A florist. I love flowers and flower arranging but to be honest I’m not too good at it. If you could learn something new what would it be and why? I would like to learn a foreign language maybe Italian or Spanish. I did languages at school and loved it and I really regret not keeping them up. What do you miss most about being a kid? The list is endless... Being able to sleep so easily, having no responsibility, never having to think about money, getting to dress up in costumes! What was your favourite film and why? I have a few so I am going to choose a real classic – ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. I love the eccentric character Jack Nicholson plays, his impulsive behaviour really shapes the film. Are you a cat person or a dog person? I couldn’t possibly choose as I have two dogs and a cat. Both make fantastic pets and are affectionate but with a cat the affection has to be on their terms. I am sure that is something all cat owners can understand! If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy? If I was super lucky to win the lottery then I would buy my own personal aeroplane and pilot. I love sunny climates therefore having a plane on stand by would mean I could jet off anytime I wanted. Where is your ideal holiday destination? Any where that is warm and sunny really would suit me. My favourite holidays have been in Bermuda but I also like Italy and Costa Adeje. I am senior charge nurse in the Paediatric Complex Disability Service. My base is Glenlaw House which is a respite/short break facility for children and young people who have complex disabilities. Our teams are dedicated to providing individualised child and family centred care and we work very closely with our allied health professionals and colleagues in education to achieve this. We are very lucky to develop long-term relationships with the children, young people and their families who attend our services. Cassie, Zeta and Nahal (from left) Costa Adeje spectra | Issue 94