How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I have lived in Parkes just over 16 years. Having grown up in Cowra and with extended family in Trundle, I like the sense of ‘home’ I feel in the Central West.
What is your favourite thing about your working life? As a home-educating mother of four, my favourite thing is spending time with and learning alongside my children.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? There are many places I’ve read about where I’d like to sample life, but I’m very happy in Parkes.
What makes you laugh the most? There are a hundred things each day I find amusing. I like to have a laugh and a chat about it with my husband Adrian when he finishes work.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I do like to reconnect with the natural environment. Getting out to the beautiful national parks in our area or spending time at the coast.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? It’s hard to choose, but I’ve just been reading about the period of history between Jesus and the Roman Emperor Constantine. It was inspiring to see how the early Christians were true to Jesus’ teaching in extremely volatile times. It would be fascinating to see first-hand how their communities operated, but I wouldn’t fancy being thrown to the lions.
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? It is not possible to legislate to make people be truly loving, kind or empathetic, but I would protect the poor, the voiceless and the vulnerable.
Do you believe in random acts of kindness and which is your favourite one? Absolutely. I think kindness is underrated as a virtue. My favourite one is the ‘golden rule’ of treating others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.
What is one thing you will never do again? Eat a pre-sucked milk arrowroot biscuit. That’s a parenting mistake you only make once!