How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I have lived in Parkes for 47 years after Graham & I married in 1971 – Parkes is a good friendly country town for bringing up your family & it also has good schools and sporting facilities.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I retired from hairdressing six years ago after working for 45 years – now I like to travel with Graham in our caravan and spend time with our six wonderful grandchildren. I am also a member of Parkes Quota where we help children with hearing disabilities, disadvantaged women and many more overseas and community activities.
What do you do in your spare time and on weekends? Don’t seem to get a lot of spare time but when I do I like to do craft & sewing of any kind, but my favourite is patchwork. I also like to get in the kitchen and cook all sorts of different foods. Weekends in the winter I still play hockey, summer time walking, and I like to get in the garden.
What are you really good at? My husband would say “telling him what to do”!! – but I would say my sewing and cooking. Helping and making people happy.
If you could have a superpower what would it be? To slow down the clock so I could fit more into a day, week, month and year.
What is your pet hate? Rude, arrogant and selfish people. Crumbs in my honey, margarine & vegemite.
Tell us about your best holiday. I have had a few, but the standout one would be the trip my husband and I took to Canada and Alaska in 2008 – the salmon was to die for.