Now the winter snow has melted, service is resumed in shops, on motorways and in most people's lives.
This is Richard Roger Gaskin, also known to his friends as 'Dickie'.
Dickie lives in Maidstone and has done so the most part of his life. Before moving to Maidstone at the age of 5, Dickie grew up in the village of Horsemenden near Tonbridge.
In the present day, Dickie gets his pay cheque from hard graft and long hours as a Butcher in The Mall's J.C. Rook and Sons, Maidstone. Now in his fourth year of employment with the company, he has no intentions of leaving because what he does keeps him happy.
"I didn't think I would love a job like this when I left school but as it stands, I really enjoy it."
Despite starting early in the morning and finishing late in the afternoon, Dickie enjoys getting involved in sports.
"I am a really big football fan so I enjoy playing the game too. Recently I have started to play Snooker which takes a lot more technical ability and thinking power then I first thought."
Dickie also has become a fan of reading (This blog would be a great piece to read), which he claims he never thought he would be, and socialising with friends and family.
"Without them, I wouldn't be who I am today."
I like when my interviewees praise our County because Kent is a great place to live. Dickie is no different.
"I like the fact that Kent is only a small drive away from the coastal towns or to the big city itself: London."
As Dickie rightly points out though, Kent has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally.
"I think Kent has a certain quietness and dignity. I can not really recall being mentioned on the news or in the national newspapers for bad press. I mean I am sure we have our moments and problems but none such though to be broadcast to the nation in a bad light."
When he has time aside from his busy work schedule and taking part in his hobbies, Dickie can just about manage to have a night where he can eat out.
"I like to eat on Earl Street's restaurant Prezzos. It's a little Italian place with a calming atmosphere, very polite staff and the food is delicious. With very compromising prices too, I always recommend it to anyone that asks."
So we already know Dickie has time constraints so I was interested to find out what TV shows or movies he managed to watch.
"I can't say I've got any favourite shows or movies at the moment but my all time favourite TV shows are Thundercats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from my younger days. What boy doesn't like action as a kid. As I've grown older, it has become shows like South Park and The Simpsons because they are easy viewing."
"Moviewise it has got to be The Dark Knight. I can watch it over and over again and any film that makes me laugh. It takes less muscles to smile then frown!"
Dickie can be stubborn and the story of when he was 10 years old proves my point.
"I was on a holiday abroad in Spain with my family and another family. The weather was boiling hot in the first couple of days and my mum told me to put on my t-shirt because I am fair skinned. Let's face it, mums always know best much to their child's annoyance."
Yep they do!
"But as all children that age, I thought I knew best and decided to ignore the advice. As I got out the pool, I must have wiped off the sun lotion because when I woke up the next day, I had blisters the size of tea mugs. We went straight to the pharmacy and was given cream and gauzes with strong tape to hold them down."
"The following day, I was taken to the doctors who informed us that the gauzes were on wrong and that they would need to be removed. The doctor slowly removed the gauzes with the tape and my first few layers of skin. Those five minutes seemed like an eternity."
"I chose this story because as much as we think we are always right, the truth is the parents always know what is best no matter what. I always wear sun lotion at all times in hot weather."
I don't blame you Dickie.
I felt we needed to move on swiftly because I didn't want my readers to feel ill and I didn't want Dickie to dwell on his mistake.
After his earlier praises of Kent, I was curious to find out how Dickie would make Kent a better place.
"I think to make Kent better we should try and bring in some income to restore part of the outgoing funds from the county. We could use a big venue like the O2 arena that is capable of dealing with different events, from stand up comedy to conventions and concerts. Or we could have a sporting venue for football and rugby because we don't have a really big team that represents this beautiful county. Let's face it, we deserve it."
I think Dickie was worn out with his intense questioning so I wrapped up the interview with my random question of the week: What is your ambition in life?
"I wouldn't say I have a lifes ambition. I do want to bring happiness to my friends and family and to always be there when and where I can."
"I would also like to start up my own business, whether that be a butchery company or another type, I don't know. It might fail but at least I can say I've tried and done it."
"I think another if it counts is to take a holiday to Australia. It is one place I've always wanted to visit. I just want to live a happy life and create a loving family."
I'd like to thank Dickie for his openess and in depth answers, best of luck to him in the future.
So another week, another interviewee interviewed.
Who is next week, who knows?
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