KIMBERLEE OO

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Hav­ing re­lo­cated from Syd­ney to Paris last year, Oo re­cently spent a day at the polo and caught up with a few of the star play­ers. Read all about it on p182.

GIVE US A LIT­TLE-KNOWN FUN FACT ABOUT POLO.

It’s only played right-handed, so left­ies have to re-train them­selves.

IN­TER­EST­ING. ANY PLANS TO GET IN THE SAD­DLE YOUR­SELF?

Prob­a­bly not. I can’t even com­mit to a cat, let alone a horse.

GOT ANY FAVOURITE FRENCH PHRASES AT THE MO­MENT?

The Parisians like to say “putain de merde, fait chier” when some­thing goes re­ally wrong. I won’t trans­late it but you can prob­a­bly guess what it means.

SOME­THING CHEESE-RE­LATED, NO DOUBT. WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIV­ING IN PARIS?

That you can go out any time of the day and there’s al­ways some­thing on. There are so many restau­rants, bars, con­certs, and events to check out.

ANY DOWNSIDES?

The weather. It’s grey and rain­ing about 90 per cent of the time.

WHAT THREE THINGS SHOULD WE DO IF WE FIND OUR­SELVES IN THE FRENCH CAP­I­TAL?

Visit Lux­em­bourg Gar­dens, go for lunch and peo­ple-watch­ing at Café Char­lot in the Marais, and have an apéro some­where along the Seine or Canal Saint Mar­tin.

ANY TIPS FOR PEO­PLE WHO WANT TO LIVE THE FREE­LANCE WRIT­ING DREAM?

Make as many con­tacts as pos­si­ble and write – and read – as much as you can.

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