On the spot with Alistair McKinlay

What was your first job?

I spent my summer holidays as a student working as a park warden at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

What was your worst mistake?

Buying a purple car – not my choice, but vetoed by my wife- not much street cred.

Name one person you would most like to have dinner with.

Michael Parkinson – a true Yorkshireman with a remarkable number of stories to tell.

What was your best subject at school?

Geography – particularly the field trips.

What are your hobbies?

Caravanning with my family. I love getting away from it all in the great outdoors and relaxing with the odd glass of wine.

What would you do if you won the Lotto?

Three numbers – probably buy a takeaway on the way home. Six numbers – I've always wanted to sail around the world, so that would have to be somewhere near the top of the wish-list.

What is your top-time saving tip?

Do the difficult things first – the longer you leave them the more difficult they seem and the longer they take.

What is your favourite time of the day?

Mornings – seeing the excitement in my two daughters' faces as they rush around the house.

What is your favourite garment?

Sowester – for the great outdoors – see above.

What is the best thing about being in Yorkshire?

The honesty of the people. It's God's own county with great cities and spectacular land-scapes.

What would your epitaph be?

"He weren't a bad lad."

Alistair McKinlay is a partner from Emsleys Solicitors and Estate Agents in Leeds