Meet The Artichoke Girls – Madge or is it Amanda?

Meet The Artichoke Girls – Madge or is it Amanda?

Amanda is the next Artichoke Girl to be profiled in this, our  homage to Vogue’s 73 Questions. The Artichoke glamour girl she has been married to Brian for 24 years & as two sons, George who is 13 & Freddie who is 10. Before settling down to motherhood in Littleport, Amanda was an air hostess with British Airways & spent almost 20 years whizzing around the world. She is 48, 5’4″ tall & a size 14 on the top half & 10 on the bottom.

Is it Amanda or Madge?

Watch the video to find out!


Big Knickers or small knickers?

Definitely big knickers

When you were flying what was your favourite destination?

South Africa & Zimbabwe, although sadly the political situation in Zimbabwe means it is not the place it used to be

Who was the most famous person you ever met?

Well I did help Nelson Mandella into his sleep suit!

What is your favourite colour?

I wear lots of different colours & unlike most people don’t have a lot of black in my wardrobe

What is your worst colour?

Burgandy. Unless of course it is on a fine wine label!

Diamonds or pearls?


What is your favourite Artichoke Label?

A German brand, White Label, for it’s unusual jackets

What is your worst fashion trend?

Cropped tops or anything worn two sizes too small

What is your favourite TV programme?

It is a guilty pleasure ….. I love any of “The Housewives of ……” series. I tape them & then binge watch them whilst ironing

What is your favourite song?

The love lost by Howard Melvin & The Blue notes. It reminds me of young carefree years with my friends

What is your favourite type of coffee?

Americano. I hate milky drinks

Swimming or jogging?

Don’t be ridiculous – next question

What is your go to dress?

A navy tunic style dress which I dress up or down with accessories. It’s a blank canvas which doesn’t hug any part of my body

What is your best fashion secret?

ACCESSORISE. Scarves, jewellery, shoes can make an outfit & change your look. I have drawers full.

What beauty product could you not live without?

A good mascara. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so bring on those lashes.

What is your best fashion print?

Leopard. Anyone at any age can wear it.A small touch with a scarf or a pump can transform a plain black outfit into a classy look.

Worst fashion print?


How would you describe your style?

A colourful mix of vintage & new. I love layering and I am The Bling Queen

What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

Trying to drive through Welney flood waters. I had ducks swimming across the bonnet & had to be rescued!

Where is your favourite place to go in the summer?

The Norfolk Coast

Where is your favourite place to be in the winter?

At home with my friends, cosy & warm with lots of food & drinks

Do you have any bad habits?

Drinking too much wine whilst chatting on the phone to my friends