Karen McCrostie is the founder and owner of the Lang Toon Times, an online and print news service for Auchterarder and the surrounding area. Connected to the Auchterarder website it offers an opportunity for local organisations and businesses to promote themselves to the local area. She’s used to writing about everyone else so we figured it was time to find out a little bit more about Karen…..
What three words would your best friend use to describe you?
Determined, Compassionate, Adventurous
What’s on your iPod/playing in your car these days?
80s rock or new age music
Who’s your favourite James Bond actor?
Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?
Last meal on earth?
Home made macaroni cheese
Dream dinner party guests?
I would rather hold a party for local elderly and community.
First thing you’d do if you won £1million?
Pay off my mortgage, then build a community centre
Quiet night in or big night out?
Quiet night in
City break or weekend in the country?
Early bird or night owl?
Save it or spend it?
Couch potato or fitness fanatic?
Home or abroad?
Early or late?
Cats or dogs?
Doing silly stuff with my parents, then doing the same with my daughter
And most embarrassing?
Forgetting the words when competing in a singing competition at Perth Festival
Not being brave enough when I was younger
What are you proudest of?
Being brave now
Who do you admire most?
People who don’t give up when fighting against things which are wrong
And who do you detest?
People who manipulate to gain whilst leaving others in need
Who would you like to thank?
My parents and daughter for supporting me in everything I do.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Go into writing rather than just fall into whatever was there.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Tell my mother the hospital didn’t think dad was going to survive.
Hardest thing you’ve had to give up?
Could you save someone’s life if they were dying in the street?
I would have a damm good try, although my first aid quals are a bit outdated
What keeps you awake at night?
The things I want to write about to make sure local people know what is going on in their area. Unfortunately I don’t always remember the next morning.
And your biggest critic?
Me, I always feel I could be doing more
Mobile phone ringtone?
Generic phone one