Proust Questionnaire

Adrien Devane - Bábógbaby

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

At home with my family.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Santa Claus, he takes most pride in giving.

Which living person do you most admire?

My great father Thomas P Devane. He has survived cancer for four years. I admire his outlook on life.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

My lack of time found to drink water and exercise.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Christmas shopping for all my family.

What is your favourite journey?

Anywhere in Ireland as long as my wife Karen and daughters Robyn and Romy are with me.

On what occasion do you lie?

When it is time to go to sleep or have a quick power nap.

Which living person do you most despise?

I do not despise anyone, I wasn’t brought up to despise anyone and it has stayed with me.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife Karen.

When and where were you happiest?

I am the happiest now I have ever been, with my own business, realising my dreams, married with children and a roof over our heads.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be even half as good a drummer as Larry Mullen and to be able dance sean nós well.

What is your current state of mind?

Happy, peaceful, content, and very busy

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Conceptualising and starting my own business and growing it

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

A large oak tree outside our house

What is your most treasured possession?

My phone.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Not having a phone to talk to someone.

What is your favourite occupation?

Self employed entrepreneur.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Honesty, sense of humour, punctual and kind.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Honesty, sense of humour, punctual, and kind.

Who are your favourite writers?

Any of the best Hollywood comedy writers.

What is your motto?

Give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen?

Adrien is the creator of Bábógbaby (aka BB Bear ), the multi award-winning Irish speaking toy, which teaches children their first cúpla focal. Bábógbaby returns to the Galway Continental Christmas Market until Sunday December 18 and is also available in more than 100 outlets across Ireland and on Kernan Andrews


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