Journalist of the Month

Verity Mann works at Good Housekeeping and is the Deputy Head of Testing in the Good Housekeeping Institute.

The lovely Verity has kindly answered the infamous Sunny Bird PR questions to give us an insight into what makes her tick!

What are the 5 words that best describe you? Hmmm, I’d have to go for: caring, smiley, positive, enthusiastic and generous (ish).

What magazine do you love reading and why? Besides Good Housekeeping (had to get that in there…) I enjoy flicking through my local Essex Life magazine. It includes what’s going on in my local area, such as new shop or restaurant openings.

What is your favourite book? Hard to pick an all-time favourite as I love to read and there are so many! One that sticks with me, to this day, would be Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. It was a school read and one I always remember fondly.

Which song makes you dance? Oooooh embarrassingly so many, but a definite would have to be Justin Timberlake, Rock your Body.

What has been your best career moment? Most definitely my work placement here at the Good Housekeeping Institute when I was at University. Without that, I probably wouldn’t be working here today!

What advice would you give your 20 year old self? Have more fun, be more carefree – worry less.

Where are you happiest? When with my family. We’re a close unit and I love that.

Who would be your number one dinner guest be and why? (they can be past and present?) I think Dolly Parton would make a great dinner party guest. She’s led a colourful life and I love the sound of her voice and her contagious laugh. You can tell she’d be good fun to be around and would share some interesting stories!

If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why? I’d love the ability to heal. I’d be a very busy person though!

If you had to ask us one question what would it be? Is your favourite member of the team Louis? Be honest…

We’ve all said yes! Even though he spends most of the day lazing around waiting for tummy tickles, treats and a w.a.l.k…