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Out of the office: Gary McFarlane

Gary McFarlane, Director of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Northern Ireland

Is the glass half full or half empty? Definitely half empty. That way you are never disappointed

Culture vulture, sports fanatic or petrol head? Variety is the spice of life

Blockbuster, romcom, thriller, musical? Many types Fiction or non-fiction (what's the last good book you read) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown

I'd rather be listening to... A wide eclectic range

Holidays at home or away? Both have their appeal

My favourite country outside Northern Ireland is... I would have to say the Republic of Ireland

The most dangerous thing I've ever done is... Advanced scuba

How much tea or coffee do you drink in a day? Too much

I couldn't live without... Music

A night in or a night out? (if out where) Both - if out somewhere with music

What's your poison? Good wine

Sweet or savoury? Too many favourites to choose

What I enjoy most about being in business is... Trying to make a difference

My childhood hero was... Marine Boy

If I didn't do my current job I'd be... Doing something else I was passionate about

What would you like your epitaph to be? A decent critter

How do you like your news - TV, newspaper or online? TV

My greatest achievement is... My children

Indoor comforts or the outdoor life? The outdoors every time

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