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A minute with Michelle Theodotou Artist paintbrushinmytea


Where do you live?
In Old Strovolos with my partner, dog and 2 cats.

What did you have for breakfast?
Eggs with courgette and green peppers.

Describe your perfect day
It would definitely involve exploring a new country/city with my partner, food, music, visiting galleries and bookshops, then because I miss them a lot having my friends fly in from their various countries where we’d meet on the beach to catch up and dance till the sun sets. Or rises.

Best book ever read?
I have so many faves depending on the point in time I read them so I can’t choose one. A book that I couldn’t put down more recently is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

Best childhood memory?
Visiting my grandmother in London with my sister. She would take us to the same shopping mall for arcade games and cinema, then back home to watch Jerry Springer with chocolate mousse, followed by dinner and the theatre. A full cultural experience.

What is always in your fridge?
Oat milk, halloumi and yoghurt. And one very old jam, which I have no clue where it came from as neither of us eats jam, yet neither of us throws it away.

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Ok it did surprise me (and people who know me) but Harry Styles new album, Harry’s House. What can I say, I’ve been converted.

What’s your spirit animal?
I don’t have one but I do see a lot of myself in my anxious cat, does that count?

What are you most proud of?
Overcoming certain situations that I didn’t see a way out of at the time.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
Literally every scene in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My mum.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
The 70s, a Jimi Hendrix concert.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing someone I love.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Learn to listen to your instincts. It’ll save you a hell of a lot of time and energy. And stop straightening your hair.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Not washing their hands after using the toilet.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Loved ones, bring booze, let’s dance till the end.

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