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22 Questions with Julia Harris

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My husband will tell you that I never let him finish talking. I deny it.

With a plunger of coffee and Wordle

I have a few bucket list items in southern Africa that I need to tick off, mainly Sossusvlei and the Okavango. Further afield, I would love to visit Iceland. It has incredible natural beauty. The landscapes look amazing and are unlike others that I have explored.

I was lucky to spend time living in Hobart, Australia and would love to go back there and explore further. Most people stick to the mainland when they visit Australia, but they’re really missing out by not going to Tasmania.

Last week, South African golfer Charl Schwartzel won the first tournament in the controversial Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf series. For three days of work he pocketed $4.75 million which is more prize money than he had won in the last four years combined. Relative to skill, does that make him the most overpaid athlete in the world right now? He might be pipped by the golfer who finished last on 24-over-par but still earned $125,000…

Luna, our dog. She’s a labrador-X who we got from the SPCA (definitely more ‘X’ than labrador…). Dogs are a wonderful source of companionship and she ensures that we spend a lot of time outdoors and being active.

I’m tempted to say Vladimir Putin, but I’m not sure a day would be long enough to undo all the damage, so instead…

An Olympic athlete on the day they win a gold medal. All that dedication and effort paying off on the biggest stage must be an incredible high.

Jose Gonzalez’s song ‘Stay Alive’ is one of those on repeat at the moment.

A place I feel at home. And ‘yes’, I am lucky to have it.

Ricky Gervais. A bit of a love/hate relationship, but I’m in the process of watching ‘After Life’ and he’s brilliant.

Could the interview be aired live on Fox News? If so, Donald Trump.

I think that heteronyms are cruel.

Where South Africa might be headed

Read more, travel more, help more.

Anyone – I’m not a fan of tight spaces!

Survival tips for staying sane in a seemingly crazy world

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Julia Harris

Maverick insider manager