Meet the team: Sarah!


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We’re having a chat with Sarah this week, another valued member of our Warehouse crew. She’s always willing to help out with the usual day-to-day duties and various pieces of prep to make life easier for our staff and subsequently our customers too! Let’s learn all about Sarah, shall we?

On the Meet the Team page, you’ve listed a fun fact about yourself. Tell us more about that!

I think it was about my netball team! It’s a group of ladies my age, some a bit younger, and we get together every Thursday up at one of the senior schools in their sports hall to play netball! We say that it’s quite friendly, but the ice pack does come out quite often. There’s usually someone who hits the deck. But we all enjoy it; we don’t really keep score or anything, it’s just a bit of fun really.

What do you enjoy most about working at Balloon Market?

I like the fact that the job gets to be as varied as possible, as you’re not doing the same thing every day. And the people I work with are all so nice; we always have a good laugh in the warehouse.

Do you have a favourite product that we stock?

Nobody else agrees with me on this… but I just love anything that’s glittery! Where the others don’t want any glitter on their bench, they tend to pass it my way because I love it! The glittered ferns that we do are great!

What is the most useful thing you own?

It’s got to be my phone, I do everything on my phone. Sat-Nav, calculator, reminders, notes, all my group chats; I couldn’t do without it. My husband just thinks I’m on Facebook most of the time, but there’s so many things to do besides that!

What’s the No.1 thing on your bucket list?

I like my travelling, so any spare money that I have goes towards going somewhere, whether in this country or abroad. I’m on a mission at the moment to visit as many different countries as I can. I spent a lot of time in Europe, so I want to go a bit further out next. I’d like to go back to Canada and do a different section that I haven’t done before or, if I’m brave enough, I’d tackle the 26 hour flight over to Australia.

What’s your favourite kind of food? Is there a favourite restaurant you like to go to?

My favourite kind of food is Thai! I usually go to Shanghai in Southampton, but that’s getting a little expensive nowadays. They do lunchtime offers though! Also, in Hythe, there’s a little restaurant called Thai Corner; it’s a smaller place but what I like about it is all the food is made fresh! I usually get a Thai Green Curry, and there’s also a seafood rice that’s really nice.

What is your sweet/chocolate of choice?

I’m not really a sweet person! When I go out, I usually get a starter with my main, rather than a dessert afterwards. But I do like Lindt chocolate, so when I’m over in Gunwharf I always go in the Lindt shop and pick out some Lindt balls. You can get coconut, orange, or even champagne if you’re lucky!

Is there something that most people like that you don’t like?

We’ve discussed this in the warehouse before… and for me, I don’t understand the hype around having brioche rolls with burgers. I know a lot of people love them, even the chefs of the warehouse disagree with me, but I just don’t get the sweet & savoury combo. It’s the same as when you get a croissant with ham & cheese in it, not for me.

Do you have any good TV recommendations?

I’m quite fussy when it comes to TV, as I’m trying to find stuff that both my husband and I will watch together. It has to grip me straight away, and there’s a few shows we found that we ended up enjoying: Vikings was one, and The Last Kingdom was another. We loved those, and it made up want to go back to Norway, so we ended up doing a cruise around there last year!

Do you have a question for the readers?

‘What are some of your favourite places you’ve visited abroad?’

Thanks for those awesome answers, Sarah! I always forget where I’ve been across the world, so luckily I made a list on my phone to help me remember for questions such as this! I’ve been to a couple of states in America that were really good; I particularly enjoyed Arizona because the Grand Canyon is just insane to see in person. Along with that, Amsterdam was another highlight for me: went for two consecutive years before lockdown because there’s so much to do over there!

Let us know your answers to this week’s question below! See you all next time!



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