THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
1. Favourite time of day and why?
Any time of day when someone isn’t asking me to make a decision. Usually night-time when it’s quiet and I can paint or draw without any distractions of people calling or texting me. And I can put on a terrible action movie without feeling judged for it.
2. What excites you?
Cheese on special. Or when my boss asks me to do a report. I love spreadsheets. Tax time is like Christmas come early. I get that from my mum.
3. Favourite sport? Player or spectator?
It’s fairly English: I love watching Wimbledon (tennis) and the Ryder Cup (golf ). As a player, I just like going for a swim or snorkel. Don’t ask me to play a team sport. The pressure terrifies me and I will probably just give the ball away to whoever runs at me.
4. Best childhood memory?
I knocked my two front teeth out falling off my skateboard. Then I could drink through a straw with my teeth shut. That felt pretty cool at the time.
5. Where were you born?
Chertsey in England. It’s in Surrey. But when people ask me where I’m from and I say “Surrey”, they usually think I’ve said “Sorry?” and repeat the question.
6. Where would you like to holiday?
For some reason, I’ve always fancied going to St Petersburg in Russia in the middle of winter – covered in snow and colder than a polar bear’s pinky toe. But usually I like to go home to England for family time and visits to my local pub.
7. Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet?
I don’t have any pets (rental life) but my friend Belinda runs Holistic Hounds in Bli Bli, training dogs. So whenever I can go for a walk with her and the pups she is training, that’s a good time. Seven happy faces and wagging tails brighten any day.
8. Who are your heroes?
My heroes are people who overcome the situations they are in to achieve what is in their heart or to help other people. My dear friend Ellie passed away recently but she fought to the end with such grace, hope and faith and inspired me towards living my life fully for God and others. She is my all-time hero.
9. Dream job?
Any mural job where the client trusts me enough to let me do my thing to get the best outcome for them ... something big with the freedom to make the wall mean something, to convey a message or a feeling. They’re the great ones.
10. What will you be doing in 10 years?
Quietly giving my kid a glass of water to go throw over their dad’s head.
11. What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
You can’t beat the lifestyle here. All-year round is a potential beach or mountain day. It really encourages you to get out into nature and appreciate the world. It’s good for your heart and brain. I wish it was closer to England, though. Could someone please hurry up with their teleportation project? Thank you kindly.