Zoe Eaton

Zoe Eaton

When I’m not at work I spend my time… dreaming up bizarre beer recipes for my home-brewing husband. Our last batch, Double Chocolate Cherry Stout, won fifth place in our local competition; I’ve got my eyes on first prize with our Christmas Ale concoction!

The person that most influenced my decisions in life when I was younger was… my pony, Strawberry. Lord I loved that horse. I wanted to be a jockey, a riding instructor, a vet and a horse breeder. Then I discovered wine.

The last interesting book that I read was… Ted Turner’s auto-biography. What a completely amazing character he is! I love that his entrepreneurial, highly-ambitious, committed work ethic still applies at Turner, even today.

My first job was… washing cars at an airport car lot. I thought it was great, because I got to drive these amazing cars around (totally illegally) and practice my doughnuts. If you don’t know what they are… please don’t ask.

My guiltiest pleasure is… sleeping. I hate sleeping in till all hours, even after a big night, when we could be out doing something so much more exciting – much to my husband’s disappointment.

At school, I was known for… being a roller-skating champ. You do not ever, ever want to see the photos of me in my speed-skating leotard.

My favourite movie of all time is… Labyrinth. I can recite the entire movie. Just leave the room when I attempt to warble the soundtrack.

I know it’s not cool but I love… a Sunday morning at Bunning’s. Sausage sizzle and a ginger beer for under five bucks and the chance to make-believe you’re capable of anything more DIY than changing a loo roll. Love it.

The person I most admire is… my mate Steve Bewley. He spends his time saving madly for one year, then travels extensively, immersing himself in other cultures, forging amazing worldwide friendships. He believes taking time to experience the world around him is more important than battling up the corporate ladder. It’s hard to argue with that.

My friends say that I should… answer my phone more often. I’d like to state here that it’s not my fault – you try finding anything quickly in a handbag roughly the size and weight of a small hippopotamus.

My hope for the future is that… I abandon the corporate ladder for a while and follow my mate Steve’s lead. Wouldn’t it be nice to take time and actually experience the world around you for once?

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