FIVE MINUTES WITH: Peter and Glenda Stoneman, of Amazing Alpacas farm in Earlswood, Monmouthshire
3:40pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?
P: Kate Middleton. I figure if she were in there lots of people would move heaven and earth to get her out – and me with her. G: Matt Smith. If he brings his Dr Who sonic screwdriver with him, he ought to be able to fix it in a jiffy.
What is your biggest fear?
P: Living on a farm has desensitised me to most things, but I’m still not keen on spiders. G: I don’t like small enclosed spaces, so being stuck in the lift would not be my cup of tea, even with Matt Smith!
Do you have any superstitions?
P: No. I’m aware of all the old favourites, but I don’t bother about them. G: I don’t believe in all that stuff and nothings ever happened to make me doubt that view– touch wood.
If you could have only one song on your iPod, what would it be an why?
P: Rock and Roll Music, by the Beatles. Can’t be miserable listening to that. G: What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong. I’ve always liked that song and it fits in nicely with the way I look at things and my lifestyle.
What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought, not including property?
P:A few years ago I bought a Land Rover Discovery. Nice car, but silly money. G: I bought a Mini Cooper S.
Brilliant little car and worth every penny. Love it.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
P: Be confident in what you believe and go for it. G: Think about what you’re going to say, before you open your mouth. Should have put it into practice more.
What’s your indulgence?
P: I’m not a big drinker or gambler, but I do like a nice glass of Champagne at the horse racing now and again. G: Oh, that’s easy: shoes and handbags.
What item could you not live without?
P: Baler twine. Use it for everything around the farm. G: Not really an item, but I need a “Peter” to lift, reach and carry things.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
P: I would have got into farming much earlier. It doesn’t pay well, is tough in bad weather, but it puts you in touch with your soul and keeps you grounded. G: To have been more adventurous when I was younger.
However, there’s always tomorrow...
Where are you next going on holiday?
P: Holidays are not really my thing. I get bored too easily and anyway, who would look after the farm? G: I’d like to spend a night in the Ice Hotel.