Where it all started… with Capital
I took a job at the Saga call centre talking to the over 50s about subjects I knew nothing about. Then I moved to the business processing team and everything went from there. Realising that IT systems didn’t scare me helped me to develop skills I didn’t know I had. Moving to London to work for Capital meant that these skills were really put to the test, and still are today.
January 2008 – after two interviews and a very quick lesson on why you shouldn’t wear heels all day in London.
Enjoying my downtime
London is the perfect place to be able to really enjoy two of the things I love; shopping and eating out. I know it’s a bit of a cliché but I do love shopping, and if I were able to eat out for all three meals of the day I would. Trying new food, and being able to sit back and enjoy the time with your friends, family or whoever you are eating with. Bliss.
Those closest to me
I’m the daughter of an ex-soldier and a very Scottish mother. I have one sister who is married to a soldier and they have two beautiful little girls that I love to spoil.
Tick off the list
My aim is to undertake a management course, and in my personal life to buy a house.
I am going to New Zealand next year, and after I’m back I’ll be saving for a house, which may be interrupted by another trip but we’ll see.
The ideal dinner party
I can’t think of anyone better to have dinner with than my seven closest and oldest friends, we just have too much fun together not to.
On the big screen
Most of my favourite films are generally because of who I watched them with and the memories they trigger. I love the Rocky films because they remind me of my sister making up a dance to Eye of the Tiger, and Rocky IV specifically because my best friend and I used to clean our first flat together whilst dancing around to the soundtrack. And Spartacus because my mum and I still can’t decide which one of us is actually Spartacus. (I am)
A really good read
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. This was given to me by my dad after a very difficult few years for me and I read it in one sitting. I have very few books since buying a Kindle and moving house a few times but this one will be with me forever.
There’s no better place
Anywhere with my friends, though preferably on holiday with cocktails and a pool beside me.
What makes me laugh
Every story that I can remember about my friends.
And when I’m at the top of my game
Driving on my own, I can think about things, sing as loud as I want and generally just forget about everything else (whilst observing road safety of course).