Big thank you from

Samantha Moore

Samantha MooreSamantha Moore, 22, from Drumlough, Hillsborough is a silversmith and also a counsellor. The talented new graduate picked up the top business award for craft at the University of Ulster's annual prize-giving ceremony. Supported by Craft NI and Invest Northern Ireland, the third annual Craft in Business Award recognises emerging craft-designers who are fuelling the creative economy with an innovative approach to their craft.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I don't get many of them but generally relax with good food and a good book.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be?
Suckling hog medallions on apple mash from the Pheasant or just a big bowl of plain pasta smothered in butter, followed by anything chocolate

What has been your proudest moment?
When I was proposed to at the Belfast Giants game in front of 3000 people by my boyfriend dressed in the mascot's gorilla suit.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
A bad car accident involving some ice, my first car and a big mean wall.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Whatever is clean.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Run away and travel a lot.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
The same as my proudest.

What music do you like?
Embarrassingly I love my musicals, but you can't beat 80's glam rock.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My fiancé and I took a trip to Vancouver then got on a cruise ship and went up Alaska. Words can not describe how beautiful it is there.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To go on and work towards gaining a PhD.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Dita Von Teese

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
Factor 50 sun cream

Favourite things
Car - My car, a Honda Civic
Comedian - Ed Byrne
CD - Metalica S&M
Book - Wuthering Heights
Actor - Robert Downey Junior
Actress - Helena Bonham Carter
 Drink - Coffee

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