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Hard Rock Fan

Carmen joined Fritz Fryer in July 2016 and is a valuable member of our sales team.  When not looking after customers, Carmen gets us all organised monitoring standards and writing procedures.

Here's a chance to get to know Carmen a little better!
What's your favourite music?

Well, just for the record, I'm actually a Hard Rock fan not thrash metal! The thrash metal comes from Simon taking the mickey! I enjoy attending live gigs and spending Summer long weekends at festivals.  My favourite and most attended festival is the Download Festival.  

Where did you grow up?

I was born in the sleepy hollow of Pietermaritzburg which is in the province of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. When I was 21 years old I decided to full up my back pack and take a trip to England with the intention to travel the UK and Europe. 19 years later and I now have a husband, two children and a house in England.  

Chocolate or cheese?

Both...and I will even go as far as having them together!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

I would live in Spain.  I especially love the diversity of Spain...its lush beaches, challenging mountain ranges, lively people, late nights, perfect weather, good food and quality wines. What more could one ask for?


What is your favourite sport?

I have a few favourite sports but my ultimate favourite is tennis.  I was a provincial player in my youth and since my son showed an interest in playing tennis I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into the sport.  It's true what they say about never forgetting something you've done in the past!

I also enjoy trail and fell running as well as mountain biking.  I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean which is perfect for all outdoor sports.

What’s your favourite contemporary piece?

My favourite contemporary piece has to be the Sellack Lantern.  Such a simple design yet so attractive.  One day I am hoping to fill my house with Sellacks!