15 Apr Get to know Lauren…
Meet Lauren, life guru, world-traveller and the individual keeping the office ticking behind the scenes…
Q: What skill would you like to master?
I’d like to be able to speak a foreign language – I just about know English at the moment…
Q: When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Life – I’ve been told I have a wise head on my shoulders and people come to me for all sorts of general stuff. I like to think I know what I’m talking about…
Q: Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
My mum! She’s such a strong and amazing woman! I can only hope that I’m half the woman she is.
Q: How do you relax after a hard day of work?
Recently I’ve found going to the gym does wonders for getting rid of the stresses of the day!
Q: Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Egypt for sure! There is so much history and beauty in that country.
Q: What city would you most like to live in?
Anywhere in Italy or somewhere near the sea – although I don’t go in it (burrrr), I like being close enough to know I can go in if I wanted too.
Q: What are you addicted to?
CHOCOLATE! Hands down, easiest question to answer!
Q: What irrational fear do you have?
Dogs and heights – put me at the top of a mountain with a dog and you have my worst nightmare!
Q: What would you do with a million pounds?
Buy a cute little house over here and one somewhere hot and then what’s left will go to charity 😇
Q: If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose?
It would have to be of the holiday my sister and I took with my Grandma and Grandad to France.
Q: What’s your favourite piece of clothing you own / owned?
My red Irregular Choice cat boots.
Q: What hobby would you get into if time wasn’t an issue?
If time AND money wasn’t an issue I’d go travelling around the world
Q: What are some small things that make your day better?
Happy, smiley people!
Q: What’s the best way to start the day?
I’m pretty much a zombie until midday, but a ‘morning’ text from my mum and sister and my walk into work with my tunes playing is always a nice start.
Q: What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Doing something outdoors with my friends or family.
Q: What’s your claim to fame?
I gave The Queen flowers when she visited Guernsey in 2001, it made it to the local TV news channel.
Q: Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
Boa Vista, Cape Verde – their motto is ‘no stress’ for a reason!
Q: What are three interesting facts about you?
1) I’m a qualified Beauty Therapist and Masseuse
2) I name all my cars – I’ve had a Stevie, a Millie, a Mollie and a currently have a Tillie
3) I’ve rowed from Sark to Jersey (the ones for my sister – because I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet this week?!)
Q: Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
A: The people! I love my job, it’s so varied and I can change it to suit me – but the people I work with every day have made it so much better. Sarah brought me into the business and I’m so glad she did!