Q and A with Beaconsfield resident and Beaconhills College communications coordinator Leigh Parry…

Beaconsfield resident and Beaconhills College communications coordinator Leigh Parry.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Despite the fact I loathe violence or any form of cruelty, I really like watching a good boxing match at times. Like the old Mohammed Ali fights. It’s my guilty pleasure.

What was your most memorable moment?Hearing the fire front approaching in the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, before we were evacuated. It’s not a sound you ever forget.

What would your last meal be?Something Vietnamese. Pho. Can someone please open some Vietnamese restaurants in the Shire of Cardinia?

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Back to the top of the Kek Lok Si temple, looking over Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia. We’ve just been there but I could have happily stayed much longer.

What event, past, present, or future, would you like to witness?It sounds sort of cheesy, but a time in the future where someone can confidently say we have solved world poverty and reversed environmental destruction of the earth. Can’t see it happening, sadly.

Favourite movie?

Mmm, tough one. I really loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I’m still trying to understand it.

Which six guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party?J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Jacinta Ardern, Michelle Obama, the Dalai Lama and perhaps Freddie Mercury to make it really interesting.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?Getting my light summer dress I was wearing sucked almost totally into the powerful vacuum at a Car Spa – and stuck – when I was cleaning out the back of my car. In full view of everyone.

What’s one thing you love about your job?

There’s a lovely energy in a school. Also the staff at Beaconhills are great to work with – it’s a really nice community.

What was your first or best concert?  Some South African friends got me hooked on Rodriguez and we saw him in recent years when he did a Melbourne concert. He’s the Bob Dylan of Detroit.