British PM may win gold medal for chillaxing: Book

May 20th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron London, May 20 (IANS) “If there was a gold medal for chillaxing Dave would win it,” an ally of David Cameron says in a new book about the relaxed lifestyle of the British prime minister who enjoys watching DVDs and loves karaoke, tennis and date nights with wife Samantha.

The book - “Cameron: Practically a Conservative” - says Cameron has a karaoke machine at his country retreat Chequers and often invites friends over for a game of snooker, the Daily Mail reported.

The prime minister does not find it difficult to switch off from the pressures of leading the country.

Cameron has been dubbed “DVD Dave”, with photographs taken inside his Downing Street residence showing the top couple had “24″, “Desperate ¬≠Housewives” and “Band of Brothers” in their collection.

The prime minister was also pictured enjoying a swanky meal with his wife Samantha on one of their weekly “date nights”.

The book reveals that on the first Christmas since he moved to Downing Street, Cameron’s friends gave him a karaoke machine.

There is a machine that fires tennis balls, which he nicknamed “the Clegger” after his battle against Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the 2010 elections.

His Sunday afternoon consists of a “crap film on telly”, playing with the children, cooking, having three or four glasses of wine with lunch, an afternoon nap and playing tennis.

The book reveals how Cameron can be found surfing political betting websites.

It also discloses his intense dislike of people clicking pens and checking phones during meetings.

The prime minister, a fan of Apple’s tablet computer, is said to be obsessed with a cult game called “Fruit Ninja”, in which players swipe their fingers across a screen to slice through moving images of pieces of melon, orange and pineapple.

Cameron has himself admitted to dabbling with the game, saying it helps him cope with the everyday stress of life in Downing Street.

“It’s quite good, to get your frustration out. If you can’t have a reshuffle, play Fruit Ninja,” he said.

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