Meet our model, Helena! She has turned into a regular feature at Seres Gifts and we thought we would let you get to know her better through our quick-fire questions and answers!
Night-owl or an early bird?
Both! I’ve never had a problem with getting up early in the morning and actually think I work better with routine. I’m also never happier than when I’m with my friends and that can involve some rather late nights – or perhaps I should more accurately say, early mornings! However, one thing I am definitely no good at is burning the candle at both ends. I love my bed and need my sleep!
Cup of tea or G&T?
Cup of tea, the stronger the better!
To dip or not to dip your biscuit?
Dip, but there is no disappointment quite like the moment when you realise you’ve done it for too long and lost your biscuit in your drink!
Favourite holiday destination?
Ooh, such a hard question because there are so many lovely places in the world! I do like pretty places and love Croatia and Austria. But I also love a city break. I went to Rome in December and fell in love with it. I was hoping to do more travelling this year, but Co-vid has put a stop to those plans. However, I must admit that I have my eye on Vienna and hopefully I’ll get there at some stage.
What would be your dream job?
Now that’s a question! I’m afraid I’m one of those people who isn’t absolutely certain what I want to do. I’m working in retail at the moment and it has taught me a lot. I have discovered that I love helping people and there is a feel-good factor you get when you know you’ve done a good job and made a difference.
I don’t know what I will end up doing, but I do know that for me, the most important thing is to work in an environment where standards are high. I don’t want to work anywhere where the attitude “that will do” is good enough. Oh, and to be happy. That’s so important. To work with good people and to be happy.
Good book or good film?
Film. I love a good movie and miss not being able to go to the cinema. I don’t like horror films, but I do rather like a period drama or action like James Bond. Bit of a contast, I know!
Best thing about working at Seres Gifts
Playing with everything! I’m one of the first people to see new lines so you can imagine how long my wish-list is! My favourite necklace at the moment is the Bumble Bee which I have in gold. I love it! I don’t have the matching earrings, but they are next on my Christmas list! I’ve also just treated myself to a lovely red concertina credit card holder. I’ve started using a much smaller bag, and the credit card holder is perfect for keeping all my cards and a bit of cash together in one place. I’m even putting my face-mask in there!
Worst thing about working at Seres Gifts
This is going to sound pathetic, but sometimes I have to stand still for quite a long while and my feet ache! I am known to have a bit of a grumble now and again, but noting that a cup of tea and a piece of cake doesn’t make better!
Favourite time of year
Christmas! I love it! I’ve worked out that it’s not so much the actual day that I love, but all the preparations leading up to it. We have a family tradition of taking at least day to decorate the house. The tree is always as big as we can fit in and it takes hours to decorate – none of this minimalist look. We throw everything at it! And it is always done whilst watching A Christmas Carol and Scrooge. Add mulled wine and ginger cake (I don’t like mince pies) and I’m in Heaven!
Well, we hope that you have enjoyed getting to know Helena better. If there’s something you want to ask her, let us know or leave your question in the comments below. One thing’s for sure – working with Helena is never dull!