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In my day: We quiz Paul McErlean on the time of his life

Q. What was your favourite decade?

A. The Nineties - they were my university days with extensive travel, high level sport and first jobs.

Q. What was life like back then?

A. Fun, busy, exciting and fulfilling.

Q. What were you listening to?

A. I was heavily influenced by my older siblings in the Seventies and Eighties - U2, The Cure, UB40, Blondie.

Q. And the style, tell us about that?

A. I'm embarrassed at the thought of it, though, of course, in my own head I was totally cool because I spent my university summers playing football in San Francisco and always came back each year with a load of stuff I'd bought in thrift shops. My square-toed, cuban-heeled motorcycle boots and Levi Silver Tab dungarees provided for much mirth amongst my GAA playing mates when I sported them of a Friday night.

Q. What has changed since then?

A. Technology has made everything so much more accessible, which is good and bad.

Q. Was it better back then?

A. I look back at it with nothing but positive memories but I never consider the past to be 'better', and certainly not now that I have two children.

Paul McErlean is the managing director of MCE Public Relations

Belfast Telegraph