Meet Our Effervescent Melvita Winner Donna
Donna G, a mercurial (She will love that) head nurse from East Anglia burst into the magnificent world of The Ethical Hedonist, tweeting as Merlex 71, when I unleashed my insightful scoop of an interview with the actor Colin Morgan, star of BBC Merlin, in late spring 2012. The very lively, enthusiastic Donna, who has a has a real empathy and appreciation for creative talent, tweeted for England; and when the excitement surrounding the Colin interview calmed down, she became a loyal EH reader and prolific tweeter. Thank you. Note form the editor – Donna, please keep up the good work and I hope to meet you in person at an EH evening event very soon!
Donna is not just an EH enthusiast, she is also a dedicated nurse, who cites ‘caring for others in any small way’ as one of her greatest achievements. She has worked in healthcare for the last 20 years and has recently been promoted to leading her own team. Congratulations Donna. What really shines through is her passionate commitment and loyalty to her friends and family. She also loves spending time with her partner. She adores her loved ones, often going out of her way to help and care for others.
Donna lives in the moment, she says ‘if you want to do something then do it! Otherwise you will always have what ifs.’ We second that belief. A devoted Merlin fan, her favourite icon is actor Alexander Vlahos, who plays Mordred in the extraordinarily successful BBC franchise, which succeeded so spectacularly in creating a charismatic, noble Merlin for a new age. Says Donna – ‘at the age of 25 Alexander has achieved so much, through hard work, talent, sheer determination, brilliant humour, and also is loyal to his fans.’
What she loves about Ethical Hedonist:
“Alison Jane, you are my fave hackette ! You’re another person I admire for talent and determination. Hard work reaps benefits and that’s what Ethical Hedonist is doing. I love your iconic interviews; the way you interview is different. Your profiles are friendly and informal, but then so informative, due to your approach. I loved the Colin Morgan interviews (of course) and the ones with John Simm. Great work!”
Donna won a rather magnificent prize of £100 worth of exquisite and uplifting Melvita rose skincare elixirs. We can thoroughly recommend the body cream and hand cream – perfect for creating balance and calm – www.feelunique.com
Edited by Alison Jane Reid