Five Minutes With

Rev Lynsay Downs at St James the Less Church , Penicuik.
Rev Lynsay Downs at St James the Less Church , Penicuik.

See this week’s Advertiser to spend five minutes in the company of Rev Lynsday M Downs, the new rector of St James the Less Church, Penicuik.

Find out what she considers her greatest achievement, the biggest fib she’s ever told, and what she would do if she ruled the world.

If you would like to take part in our Five Minutes With feature, email the answer to the questions below. Include a short biography and a head shot of yourself.

1. Where did you grow up?

2. On a scale of 1-10 rank how happy you are with your lot?

3. What would it take to get this to 10?

4. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

5. If you could give one bit of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?

6. When was the last time you cried and why?

7. What’s your greatest achievement?

8. What three things would you still like to do before you die?

9. What’s your favourite food?

10. Where was the last place you went on holiday?

11. What was the last book you read?

12. What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

13. If you ruled the world, what single act would you carry out?

14. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

15. Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party.

16. Who or what is your greatest inspiration?

17. What’s your most embarrassing moment?

18. Do you have any regrets?

19. What makes you see red?

20. In no more than five words, write your own epitaph.