FRIDAY’S CHILD ALEX MULLAN

Alex Mullan.

Alex Mullan.

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This week’s Friday’s Child is the assistant manager of the Aras Cholmcille Alex Mullan. The museum is in the running for a Heritage Lottery award. To vote log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/%C3%A1ras-cholmcille-st-columba-heritage-centre

How would you describe yourself?

Alex as a baby.

Alex as a baby.

Light hearted and considerate. I hope!

Happiest childhood memory?

My parents would take me to Alton Towers every summer. We would take the ferry and drive down from Scotland into England. I keep meaning to go back.

What was your first job?

Laser Electric over at Lisnagelvin. I’m possibly the least technical person in Derry, so overall, it was a bit of a disaster!

Favourite book?

It’s a toss-up between Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. I did dress up as the Mad Hatter one Halloween when I was 10 and got featured in the Journal, so that may swing it for Alice!

Favourite film?

Interstellar. I just thought it was amazing and the music by Hans Zimmer was brilliant. 
I think I went to see it in the cinema 6 times!

Favourite television programme?

Hands down, Game of Thrones. 
It’s so tense and you never know what’s going to happen.

Favourite expression?

‘That day wouldn’t know what to do with itself’

Favourite method of relaxation?

I paint almost every day, it’s very relaxing for me.

Favourite holiday destination?

Sweden. I have many Swedish friends and visited it a few years ago. It’s my dream to go and live there some day.

Who would you most like to meet?

Duncan Ferguson. I’m a massive Everton fan and he was my absolute hero growing up.

What makes you angry?

Being stuck behind a tractor for about 20 minutes going from Belfast to Derry or vice versa. It’s a complete cert every single time.

What makes you happy?

My animals, Ruby, Huckleberry and Gracey. 
That’s a Ragdoll cat and two miniature Schnauzers respectively, although Huckleberry is a bit of a giant miniature and we secretly suspect we were duped into taking a Dulux dog in disguise.

What human quality do you most admire?

Sense of humour. 
You can turn any sort of a day on its head by cracking a well timed joke.

What human quality do you least admire?

Negativity. I prefer to get on with things than to complain and be kept back.

What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

Going up a one way street in Ballymena the wrong way and causing a massive traffic jam.

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

My dad passed away almost 6 months ago to the day. 
We were very close and it has been very difficult period.

What is your greatest fear?

Spiders. I am literally terrified of spiders.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Getting a job in heritage after going through years of study. 
It’s what I have always wanted to do and I am glad to get the chance!

How would you like to be remembered?

A plaque or statue would suffice.

What is your most treasured possession?

A pocket watch my father gave me.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

I’d like to help out the Rainbow Centre if I had enough. They do great work for vulnerable animals.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

To have my own private theme park.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

We’ll meet again during the zombie apocalypse!