6 Jun 2019


How does a paramedic wind down between shifts? To get ready for our Life Saving Tea Parties this summer, we’ve sat a few members of our crew down for a cup of tea and asked the burning questions we know you have always wanted to – that is, about their preferences when it comes to tea, coffee and cake.

Paramedic Tamara answers the important questions, including how you pronounce 'scone' and what she would ask the cast of 'Friends' if she had the chance to have a cup of tea with them. 

What is your name and what do you do for London’s Air Ambulance Charity?

My name’s Tamara and I’m a paramedic with London’s Air Ambulance, working alongside the doctors and consultants on the trauma team.

What is your favourite thing about working here?

I think the people – the doctors, consultants and the other paramedics are all brilliant. Not going to lie, the flying’s amazing, and I love just meeting other people on the road.

What is your cake of choice?

I’d say custard tart (if that counts as a cake) or red velvet cake.

How do you take your tea?

It depends what mood I’m in. If I’m a bit sleepy or tired I’ll have my tea with milk and two sugars, if I just fancy a cup of tea I’ll have no sugar and just milk.

Scone (as in gone) or scone (as in cone)?

Scone (as in gone).

Water before milk or milk before water?

Water before milk.

Cream before jam or jam before cream?

Cream then jam.

What’s your favourite sandwich filling?

Ham and cheese.

If you were a biscuit, what would you be and why?

I would probably be a ‘nice’ biscuit, because they come across quite plain but they’re actually quite moreish. And they’re nice, and I think I’m a nice person.

If you could have a cup of tea with anybody, who would you like to have a cup of tea with?

I suppose some people would say The Queen, but she probably has a lot of tea…. I think I’d have to say the cast from ‘Friends’.

…and what would you ask them?

‘How you doin?’

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