Rachael English, broadcaster and author, 51
Raised in Shannon, Co Clare, Rachael English (51) completed a BA in Communication Studies at Dublin City University. She has been a presenter on RTÉ's Morning Ireland since 2010. The best-selling author of six novels, Rachael lives in Dublin with her husband, Eamon Quinn.
We moved from to Ireland from Lincolnshire in England when I was four, and most of my memories from before that time are very hazy. I do, though, have one vivid memory of walking across a pebbled yard, staring down at my beautiful red wellies.
Heidi. I was seven, and I wanted to be part of Heidi's world, living in the mountains and having adventures.
Last summer, we went to the Croatian island of Vis. Compared to many Adriatic islands, it's still very quiet, and the countryside is spectacular. There are lots of vineyards, and the rest of the land is covered in rosemary, sage, lavender and fennel. I think about it a lot.
Right now, it's the same as everyone else: someone I love becoming very ill.
That's a tough one. I don't know if you'd say I'm proud of it, but I'm very glad that I managed to push aside my doubts and take up writing. It's never too late.
I'm terrible for procrastinating and for not replying to people quickly enough. On the plus side, I'm fairly even-tempered and I don't tend to fall out with people.
Build more public housing. I spent most of my childhood living in a local-authority estate in Shannon, and it was a brilliant place to grow up.
That nagging feeling that I'm not smart enough or creative enough. It never goes away.
Bruce Springsteen. I've loved his music since I was 15 and I'd like to say thank you.
Bearing in mind the procrastination already mentioned, Scarlett O'Hara. After all, tomorrow is another day.
I have a stuffed toy mouse given to me by an aunt and uncle when I was one. He's called Wouse - I couldn't say mouse. For years, I brought him everywhere. He's battered and filthy, but I'd hate to lose him.
I don't believe any of us should feel guilty about what we enjoy. I especially hate to see books described as guilty pleasures. Read whatever you want to read.
Keep turning up.
Black T-shirt, black trousers. You need a uniform when you get up at half four in the morning.
A few years ago, I interviewed a woman about the difficulties she was having getting psychiatric help for her son. When we'd finished, she asked if the programme could do more items about adult education because it was a subject close to her heart. I remember thinking that it must take a special type of generosity to want to press the case of others when your own life has so many challenges. I think people like her are the true heroes.
Watching online videos of Italian people standing on their balconies singing. Their suffering is heartbreaking.
I've never given it any thought. I admire people who plan their funerals but, right now, I'd rather not think about death.
Listen to the News at One then go to the supermarket.
I'm lucky that very little keeps me awake. It doesn't matter how anxious I am, sleep always takes over.
The same as most people, my family. I also feel really lucky to have 'found' writing. It's brought a great deal of joy to my life.
Inquisitive, determined, in need of more sleep.
It's impossible to choose just one, isn't it? But I re-watched Brokeback Mountain recently and marvelled again at its beauty.
I binge-watch very little. I'm far too fidgety. However, I did watch all the episodes of When They See Us back-to-back.
Relax, you don't have to be in such a hurry. Oh, and college is brilliant.
There are quite a few people I wish I'd seen more of.
I'd be fearless.
At the moment, it would involve very simple things like being able to go out for a meal.
I briefly worked in public relations, and I was atrocious. I just didn't care enough.
'The Paper Bracelet' by Rachael English is published by Hachette Ireland, €16.99