She has graced us with her beauty and professionalism for the past five years as a television anchor and today Golda Lee Bruce remains one of the most recognised and outstanding journalists in T&T. Lee Bruce, a reporter at Guardian Media Ltd, who will celebrate her second year wedding anniversary in April, says she always looks forward to the holidays which she dubbed “my favourite time of the year followed closely by Easter.” Celebrity Christmas caught up with Lee Bruce last week and she told us that for her, Christmas is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, spending quality time with family and friends...and of course, eating some good Trini food!
What do you think of when you hear the word Christmas?
The birth of Christ and presents, of course!
How early do you start your Christmas preparations?
Probably two days before. I’m always late with my preparations...Late with most things actually.
Do you have a family Christmas tradition?
Yes. I go to my grandmother’s house and spend Christmas Day there with my family. We mostly eat, laugh, sleep and then eat and eat some more.
Have your views on Christmas changed from when you were a child?
Yes, certainly. When I was a child I basically looked forward to getting presents and that was what it was all about. Over the years, that changed and I realise now that it’s about remembering the birth of my Saviour and the presents that we can’t buy are the most valuable.
Who does the Christmas cooking in your family?
My grandmother, my cousin Kevin and my aunty Jenny.
What is your must have Christmas dish?
Pepper cornbread from granny! I must have that!
Did you get your ideal 2011 Christmas present?
I didn’t get it on Christmas Day but I know it will come...It’s not something that can be bought.
What is your Christmas wish for T&T?
I know it sounds cliché but I wish that each person develops a personal relationship with God. It’s one thing to say let’s love each other and have peace but I think we really need to go to the source of love and peace in order to truly have it.