What do you enjoy about working at DYRSL?
It is a nice environment to work in and I like the staff and the customers
What is something exciting happening in your life right now?
I’m currently in the midst of some exciting home improvements, particularly focusing on the creation of a brand-new bathroom.
Describe ‘a day in the life’ working at DYRSL in your current position.
Every Saturday and Monday, I work a double shift at the Bistro Bar. With a 2-hour break in between, I seize the opportunity to enjoy lunch with a friend on Saturdays and share the break with my colleague Sheila on Mondays. The bustling atmosphere at Bistro Bar ensures that time flies by swiftly!
What is a fond/funny/stand-out memory of your time here.
One of my regulars at the Bistro bar has this ongoing joke about a drink we called the ‘Why Bother.’ He ordered a Tooheys New, and another customer asked for a midi Shandy with light, creating the comical concoction we now playfully call ‘Why Bother.’
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I’d love to revisit Paris, as my previous trip was when I was quite young. I’m eager to experience sitting in sidewalk cafes, exploring the markets, and enjoying a champagne at sunset in front of the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, New York and Morocco are also on my list of exciting destinations.
What is the weirdest fact you know?
I find it fascinating that Veuve Clicquot was founded by the widow Clicquot. When her husband, who managed the winery, passed away, leaving it in debt, his parents doubted a woman’s ability to run it. She proved them wrong by ingeniously using excess grapes to pioneer a new method of making champagne. She then astutely sold the champagne, now known as Veuve Clicquot, to the Russians. The name itself, “Veuve Clicquot,” translates to the widow Clicquot.
How would your friends describe you?
I hope my friends would describe me as kind and funny. And I am sure they would say I am a good talker.
Favourite book / movie?
My all-time favorite movie has to be “Endless Summer,” a charming late 60s film that follows two American surfers on a global quest to discover fantastic surfing spots. Filled with memorable one-liners, it is timeless and I absolutely love it.
It’s a no-brainer – French Champagne! With my favourite being Kriter Sparkling.
Tell us something we don’t know about you…
I have won four Australian gold medals in Synchronized Swimming and proudly represented Australia at the Pan Pacific Games.
What is your go-to meal here
I often go for the Crumbed Lamb Cutlets from Bistro – so delicious!
What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
I like meeting up with the girls for coffee, drinks, and lunch.
What are some of your personal goals this year?
I’m excited about the prospect of some travel – perhaps exploring Tasmania by taking the car on a ferry. Also, I’m looking forward to the idea of downsizing!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be Human Rights Lawyer.
If you were to give your younger self some advice, what would it be?
I would recommend heading directly to university after finishing school.
What do you love doing the most in your work?
I love the interaction with the customers and getting to know the regulars. Also, my work friends are great people.
Who is your hero?
Julia Gillard holds that place for me, being Australia’s first woman Prime Minister and accomplishing so much.