Get to know… Ali

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Get to know… Ali

My favourite film is… The Blind Side. Because it’s based on a true story, it depicts what is really important in life.

Something my mother told me that I always live by, is… treat others how you would like to be treated.

Five people, dead or alive, I would invite to my ultimate dinner party would be… Ed Sheeran, Roger Federer, Lisa Wilkinson, Julie Bishop, Shannon Bennett.

The last photo I took on my phone was… my sons Tommy and Billy playing footy in their pj’s with their dad in the rumpus room.

If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life it would be… spaghetti bolognaise.

My favourite smell in the world is… a roast dinner cooking, because it represents many happy memories from my childhood at grandma’s on Sundays and a meal always shared with family.

My favourite childhood memory is… hanging out with my cousins at grandma’s house.

If I could only keep five possessions, they would be… photos of my kids, grandma’s engagement ring, our camper trailer, a camera, my phone.

The teacher who had the biggest impact on me was… Mr McCabe, because he was a very good looking PE teacher!

If I was Prime Minister, I would… go and learn how to run a country in Singapore.

If I could go back to another period in time, it would be… the 60s, they had fun.

The skill I would most like to learn would be… to sing, because music has an incredible effect on so many people for so many different reasons.

If I were stranded on a desert island, I would want to have… a cook that was entertaining and skilled in cooking seafood.

My perfect Sunday would be… with my partner Russell and my kids out and about followed by a yummy dinner at home.

Something they don’t teach in school, but should, is… skills in working with real estate, banks and general life administration such as insurance / loans / interest rates etc.

The hardest thing for me to give up would be… my kids.

The thing I miss most from my childhood is… not having to be responsible for anything or anyone.

At the moment, I’m listening to… Gold 104.3 at work.

If I could trade lives with someone for a day, it would be… my mum, because I could get an insight into her incredible wisdom.

I met my best friend… when I was born, she is also my cousin.

Something I’ve always wanted to try, but been too afraid to, is… snails.

The thing I love most about where I grew up was… I always felt safe living on a large property.

When I was in primary school, I wanted to be… the owner of a toy shop.

The best bit of advice anyone has ever given me is… always be willing to learn from your mistakes.

My biggest fear is… snakes.

If I could bring one musician back from the dead, it would be… Elvis.

If I could have one superpower, it would be… to teleport myself to my family in France for dinner and catch up at any given time.

If I could change one law it would be… marriage equality.