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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland





DAVID ConveryDAVID Convery, studies newspaper journalism at Belfast Metropolitan College. He graduated a few years ago with a degree in history from Queen's University and it didn't take him long to decide that he wanted more than a typical office job. He has been training at the Star to get an insight into journalism.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Ideally a long lie-in followed by a stroll down to the shop to get the papers. If the weather's good I like to head to the Mournes for a walk. After that, some pub grub and a few pints always go down well. Home in time for Match of the Day so my better half and I can argue over whether I get to watch it or not.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Without a doubt it would be Christmas dinner. Somehow turkey doesn't taste as good on the other 364 days of the year.

What has been your proudest moment?
Graduation day.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
My first scene as Fagin in my primary school production of 'Oliver'. Unfortunately for every-one I even had to sing a few lines.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Fairly mediocre if I'm honest. I tend to give the expensive stuff a miss, I feel more at home in shops like Topman and River Island.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Pay off my parents' mortgage and then blow it all on wine, women and song.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Too many to recall. Most recently I was walking out of a bar in Belfast and my trousers fell down

What music do you like?
Fairly varied taste - dance music if I'm out, alternative or rock if I'm not. Portishead, Massive Attack and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are my favourite bands.

What sports person do you most admire?
Roger Federer - I don't think he's ever played a bad game of tennis in his life.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
I'd love to walk the Inca trail for the challenge and the history, and then jet off to the Maldives to recover.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To have a novel published.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
I'd spend the day in bed instead. Not interested in celebrities.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
A big yacht, a barbecue and a selection of choice cuts from the butcher


Car Ford Focus
Film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Comedian Bill Bailey
CD Bloodsugarsexmagic by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Book Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actress Penelope Cruz
Drink White Russian

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