How long have you lived in Parkes and why do you like living here? Only for 15 years – I am still only a visitor… I like living in country towns, especially western towns and was lucky to get a transfer here with my job.
Where do you work and what do you enjoy about your work? I am retired from the RTA, and have been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for about 10 years. It feels good to do something for somebody and I enjoy meeting with clients, having a yarn and to see how they are doing.
What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? These days I spend a fair bit of time on the computer doing research or working on projects. Whenever I hear or see something on the radio or TV that interests me, I look it up online.
If you could have a super power what would it be? I can’t think of a specific superpower, but I would like to see more peace in the world and that people would get on with each other no matter their race or creed.
What is your pet hate? I can’t stand prejudice. I just can’t handle it when people don’t get along with everyone else. I think the postal marriage survey was a waste of money – they should have just done it.
Tell us about your best holiday ever? Before I retired, I started going on coach tours and saw a fair bit of Australia, but my favourite trip was down the 1,850km Canning Stock Route right through the middle of Western Australia. It was rugged, extremely interesting and for 18 days we did not come near a hotel or motel. We pitched our tents every night to camp.