In an interview with John Preston of the Daily Telegraph , published in September 2007, she recounted having tea with Adolf Hitler during a visit to Munich in June 1937, when she was visiting Germany with her mother and her sister Unity , the latter being the only one of the three who spoke German and, therefore the one who carried on the entire conversation with Hitler. Shortly before ending the interview, Preston asked her to choose with whom she would have preferred to have tea: American singer Elvis Presley or Hitler. Looking at the interviewer with astonishment, she answered: "Well, Elvis of course! What an extraordinary question." 
These businesses are now self-sufficient, paying commercial rent. Currently in the mall is The Roost , the first co-working space in Newcastle, providing professional pathways for graduating university students; Studio Melt , providing Newcastle with world class local handmade product (Studio Melt sells the work of 7 Renew Newcastle makers); the Nook Store a nationally recognised surf and street clothing label; Studio Bliss turning science into multi sensory art; Curve Gallery exhibiting the work of both local and international artists and Shannon Hartigan Images , one of Newcastle’s most popular landscape photographers. Shannon actually bought his own building when he graduated. All of these businesses have expressed a desire to continue their enterprises in the city during and after the much-anticipated makeover.