“Television is an electronic attempt at telepathy” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Rachel Brough by © Jeannette Breward

Image by © Jeannette Breward

An Interview with Rachel

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. One of my favourite memories was always going up to Toronto and shopping for my birthday with my family, regardless of the day of the week we would always go and spend the day.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. I honestly can’t think of a bad birthday every year is always slightly different but turns out to be a fun good day.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. I think one of the best presents was when I was younger I always receive a precious moment that was a piece of a train, it was something I always knew I was getting but still a surprise to see what it would look like.

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. Every year is the same food request, homemade mac n cheese and rainbow chip birthday cake!

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. I think birthdays are important because it celebrates one more year of good, bad, fun, crazy times and memories it allows you to think and reflect on all the accomplishments that age brought.