Owner / Manager, enslaved to West End Teahouse & Gallery
Suburb West End.
AKA: Vic or Victoria… depending on what I am up to!
I’m renowned for: Being upbeat.
Only a local would know… 98% humidity, storm clouds, thunder and lightning doesn’t mean it’s going to rain in Townsville.
My most memorable holiday was… my most recent one. Exploring on a jet ski ‘in my own backyard’, circumnavigating around Hinchinbrook, Pelorus, Orpheus, Esk, Palm Islands. Snorkelling with colourful fish and corals in these beautiful tropical waters and I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg.
Right now I wish I was… on my jet ski.
My favourite day is: Any one of the many days I’ve spent with friends or family. When you just laugh a lot and love a lot.
The biggest influence on my life… has been moving to Townsville. It‘s a dream lifestyle that has come true.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… my grand opening day of The West End Teahouse and everyone that came in ordered coffee! Then DUO Magazine did an article on West End, interviewing a long term resident who said; “We’ve just had this great Teahouse open up in Echlin Street that serves really good coffee”… Well, I was laughing.
Someone famous I met was: I belong to a family of footy fans. On meeting Jamie Lyons (a few years back when he was at the height of his career as a Manly footballer), I thought he was a cricketer! He bought me a beer. We clinked glasses and said “Cheers”.
My motto is: “Live everyday to the fullest… but in moderation”.
Song: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
Shop: I avoid them like the plague, my most unfavourite thing – shops, shopping of any description
Eat: Seafood, especially if I caught it, but didn’t have to prepare it
Drink: Tea of course because I’m the West End Teahouse lady