This week Jessikah Hope Stenson tells us what Belfast means to her.

Jessikah is an English student, aspiring author and scone lover.

Home is…

Always changing! Wherever I spend more than a fortnight at a time and get round to unpacking my suitcase.

Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?

I wish I could but my mum is one of my best friends, unfortunately for me it’s impossible to keep a secret from her.

What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?

Open the zoo for free and invite as many people as possible, especially school groups. I think it’s really important for us to learn about the animals we share the planet with.

What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?

The Crumlin Road Jail is a fascinating place full of history – plus the cherry scones served in the cafe are the best scones I’ve ever come across.

Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?

The Odyssey would be brilliant. I’d spend the night watching films in the cinema, ice-skating and eating at Pizza Hut. What more could you want?

Celebrity crush?

Hayley Williams. No matter what crazy hair or make-up she has going on, she is always absolutely stunning.

Describe your perfect day in the city.

It would have to be a warm summer’s day and start with something tourist-y like exploring a historical building or doing one of Belfast’s many bus or walking tours. A stop off at Boojum is a must and would be followed by lying on the grass outside City Hall, soaking up the sunshine. Then in the evening I’d catch a play at the Lyric Theatre.

Earliest Belfast memory?

Seeing the sights from my GCSE History textbook on a Belfast bus tour. It showed me the beauty as well as the history of the city and the tour guide made me realise how great Belfast humour is.

What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?

The Age Of Adaline. No,I’m not immortal. But being a student and moving around often means a lot of people have drifted in and out of my life – it’s actually really sad.

Sum up Belfast in three words?

Full of opportunity.

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