Registered Nurse, Silk Painter and Fabric Designer, Owner of Pipsilk clothing brand.
I’m renowned for: Having a tolerant husband.
Only a local would know… how wonderful it is to raise a family and live in Townsville, especially in our winter.
My most memorable holiday was… three months on Panagsama Beach in the Philippines, in the ‘80’s, when I looked good in a swimming costume, staying in a bamboo hut on a beach, scuba diving every day, dancing every night, massages on my balcony and eating out for every meal. Generally living like an island princess!…
Right now I wish I was… having a year off to travel and go visit my son in London.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: No one in particular but I take notice of anyone off the grid, taking risks and having the courage of their convictions, trying to make the world a better place.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was… censored (ask my sister).
Someone famous I met was: Ronnie Corbett (the short one from The Two Ronnies) – he once opened a bathroom door for me at Melbourne Airport! (What was I doing in VIP lounge? You don’t want to know!!)
My motto is: Better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission!
SONG Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye
SHOP Textile Collective, Castletown
EAT My husband’s crumbed fish or fish curry
DRINK Mineral water with lime