AKA: Charles, Gugs.
I’m renowned for: Being a family person. I love my family. I also love my friends – like my basketball friends, my tuckshop friends and my work friends – they are all like family to me. Also being related to half of Townsville, and knowing the other half.
Only a local would know… the best spot on Magnetic Island is sitting under the jetty at Picnic Bay.
My most memorable holiday was… any of my overseas holidays to Maggie, starting with the ones we had when I was a kid. Still love going there.
Right now I wish I was… laying in my hammock at, you guessed it, my Maggie Island home.
My favourite day is: Wednesday because it’s the night my kids come home for dinner – that is, when they are not living overseas.
The biggest influence in my life was: My parents. They were working class people who surrounded me and my siblings with love. I especially remember my early days of playing rep basketball. When I look back now, I know money would have been tight for my parents but I never missed out on any basketball trips. They were kind and generous. Mum could always stretch a meal out to feed whoever had dropped in at dinner time. I know I gave my parents a fair few grey hairs in my time but their love and support was always there.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… taking the wrong cake to my daughter’s birthday party at a restaurant last year and then telling the staff they had the wrong cake. So embarrassing but we all had a good laugh.
Someone famous I met was: My three children – to me they are all famous.
My motto is: Be kind to one another. And be responsible!
Song: Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Eat: Home cooked roast
Drink: Icy cold beer