WHY DO YOU CALL YOUR MUM YOUR SU­PER­HERO, DENISE?

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Denise: When I was about six or seven, it struck me that Mum wouldn’t be around for­ever. I pan­icked and asked her: “Mum, can you not die, please? I want you to live for­ever.” And she, know­ing how much I loved Won­der Woman, replied: “Of course I won’t die. Mummy is Won­der Woman!” (Laughs)

Mum gave up a good ca­reer as a reg­is­tered nurse in Eng­land to look af­ter my older brother, Ger­ald, and me.

Richeal: Those days, my hus­band worked through the week, run­ning his own clinic. We didn’t have do­mes­tic helpers and I was with the kids 24/7. I was lucky that my par­ents helped me out once a week, to give me time away from my two mis­chievous chil­dren. be­cause she doesn’t plan – she buys in­gre­di­ents only on the day it­self. She also doesn’t clean as she cooks , so the kitchen’s messy when she’s done.

Denise: Th at ’s why I don’t do Pe ra naka n food, which takes a long time to pre­pare. I make easy meals like risotto.

Richeal: Per­son­al­ity-wise, she’s like her fa­ther – he’s an out­go­ing and pas­sion­ate show­man who loves to sing and used to be in a band.

Denise: Ac­tu­ally, Mum used to per­form in Gilbert and Sul­li­van’s comic opera,

The Mikado, in school; so did my fa­ther.

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