Hi I’m Amy, trapped in Essex suburbia (indefinitely it seems). I live in East London, but not the cool part sadly. I love writing poetry and I used to read at open mics in the olden times before the plague, now my dog has fallen victim to my poetry readings that revolve entirely around unattainable Hollywood celebrities, he is a good audience. I chose to write for Rrramble because I fangirl whenever a new review comes out and I really wanted to be part of it!
Your Ultimate Desert Island Disc Track: Waterloo by ABBA because I think the line ‘couldn’t escape if I wouldn’t to’ would be very apt if I was trapped on an island. I also love ABBA, like genuinely love then, not even ironically, and that song reminds me of my 21st birthday when I forced all my friends into my tiny Norwich living room and we danced in a circle around a single disco light.
Who would play you in a film of your life? Matthew McConaughey, he can do anything. He always understands the assignment.
If you had to be locked inside one gallery overnight, which would it be and why? Probably the Natural History Museum in London. Last time I went there, the display with the big whale was covered in thick dust, as were a lot of the taxidermy animals, so if I could take some cleaning stuff with me I feel like I’d have a lot to keep me occupied. I also like the bit with all of the dinosaurs so that would be fun.
If you could live inside one painting or sculpture, what would it be? Probably one of the old portraits of Marie Antoinette, I’d love to see what she was like and I’d have loads to ask her, I find her so fascinating. Also If I lived in one of those portraits I’d get to wear an 18th century French gown with priceless jewellery and a big powdered wig which I’ve always wanted to do, I kind of want to try and be an actress just so I can be in a period drama and get dressed up like that, or I’ll just throw a big fancy-dress party when things get back to normal.
What was the last book you didn’t manage to finish? Emma by Jane Austen. I was on a real Bridgerton high and just wanted to stay in the early 19th century, I also loved the 2020 film with Anya Taylor Joy so I really wanted to finish the book but it just goes on and on and on. After a while I thought ‘alright, I get the picture’ and gave up. I’m a terrible Literature graduate. From what I read though, it was genuinely really funny and enjoyable.