Member Of The Week - Anna Cummings

This week we’re with the fabulous Anna Cummings, who is one of our co-workers, and works for Educatus helping relocating families find a good school for their kids. She is also PLATF9RM’s resident health geek, with an MSc in Personalised Nutrition, and a health, nutrition and wellness blog.

LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

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I am the associate director of an education consultancy called Educatus and we help families who are relocating internationally find schools for their kids. On the other side of things I also have a health blog as health is my passion, plus I really enjoy writing #healthgeek.

AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PLATF9RM?

Basically I was just getting massive cabin fever and I decided it would be really nice to put proper real person clothes on and leave the house each week and meet lots of lovely people, which I have done!

AS A CERTIFIED FOOD NERD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU EAT EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Ummmmmm spinach. As a dark leafy green veg it is nutrient dense and good for you - I actually eat it every day as it is! I genuinely feel a bit weird if I go a few days without spinach.

(Take note, Platf9rmers)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PHOBIA?

Daddy long legs… they creep me out because they’re unpredictable…

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTIEST PLEASURE?

I don’t eat dairy but once in a while I do love a massive traditional English roast with loads of roast potatoes followed by the stickiest of sticky toffee puddings.

IT’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WHERE ARE WE LIKELY TO FIND YOU?

Probably at home - cooking a roast and having a chill out with nice music and a glass of vino.

WHO WOULD WIN IN A BATTLE, DUMBLEDORE OR GANDALF?

Oh my god this is difficult! First of all, I love them both, they’re both absolute legends. My nickname was actually Gandalf when I played in my school basketball team. But I think that Dumbledore might just clinch it… Even though Gandalf is badass we have seen him lose a couple of times. Dumbledore only ever lost at the end, and it was self sacrifice.

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE?

That’s a tough one. I've lived in England, Ireland, Kenya, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi (because of being an expat brat as a child)... but I really do love being in England now because I’m closer to family. Obviously if it was hotter that would be the cherry on top of cake.

IF YOU WERE A COCKTAIL WHICH COCKTAIL WOULD YOU BE?

Espresso martini (no hesitation)

Another week, another member. Join us again next time to get to know somebody else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.