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Our Alternative CVs

In the style of The Grocer, for a bit of fun this Thursday, we thought we would ask ourselves some questions.  We all wanted to know what each other had answered!QuestionLydiaLittle Cheese Shop manager and Head of WholesaleStuOur award winning cheese makerIonaSunday shop worker, waxer, cheese make helper and runs the businessWhat was your first ever job?Mucking out cows at the age of 10 on my family’s farmApprentice mechanical engineerWashing dishes in a student canteen aged 15What was the first music single you ever boughtIt was an album – The Spice Girls and my favourite song was WannabeeThe Nolan Sisters Who’s Going to Rock YouMe and my brother bought Tiger Feet by Mud with our combined pocket moneyWhat is your favourite movie?Goodwill HuntingForest GumpPulp Fiction or anything by David LynchWhat are your favourite tv shows?The Chase, Eggheads, Top Gear, anything on Discovery and HollyoaksDon’t watch much tv but like wildlife programmes and hate soapsDon’t watch much tv, but enjoy my Futurama dvds, League of Gentlemen dvds, Family Guy on BBC3, Midsomer Murders repeats (sorry), Benidorm and the ever delectable Michel Roux Jnr on MasterchefDo you have any phobias?DrowningHeightsHeightsWhich celebrity would you like to work with at Ribblesdale Cheese?Peter Kay or Lee EvansKeith FloydThe ever delectable Michel Roux Jnr – I would love to be able to cook like him, could learn a lot!What is the most rewarding part of your job?Helping customers if they have a problem and offering them something they don’t have; talking to peopleGetting recognition for the cheese we make such as our recent Great Taste Awards gold starsHaving happy and satisfied customers; getting on well with our suppliers, having a laugh and a joke with both; devising new cheese recipes – love it!What is the least rewarding part of your job?Bagging green halves of Superior Goat and awkward customers in the shop6 months ago, I would have said getting up early but I don’t mind that now…probably washing up 150 pots after a sheep makeAgree, bagging green halves, awkward customers in the shop on Sundays and washing sheep make potsWhat is your nickname?SnookThe manager of the Rose & Crown pub where I used to work couldn’t spell Stu, so I was called Sut…there was another guy there called Mark whose name always appeared as Mary on the rota as the manager was dsylexicAges back, the Beetle when I started an e-newsletter for a London based travel club called The Globetrotter Club, which I also ran for a while, when London basedWhat animal best reflects your personality and why?A cuddly tiger with sharp claws because I can be a bit fieryAm not sure…how about a badger as they come out early in the morning and appear late at nightsNot sure, I think we are back to insects again, something industrious!  Like an ant….


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