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Meet Lydia Edwards, Internal Communications Consultant

Lydia is another newbie here at Team SA, joining us with extensive experience from a variety of roles. She started her career in New Zealand and says: “I never went to university, but it’s not held me back one bit. My motto has always been growing from within a company – I’ve learned on the job and used my wits to grow my experience. It’s been far more interesting that way.” Read on to find out more about Lydia.

 

To stay in shape I do…
CrossFit three times a week, it’s a kind of hardcore exercise class with heavy weights mixed with intense cardio. I only started it in December last year and I’m absolutely loving it! I also play hockey for my local town and walk the dog. Keeping fit is important to me.

To clear my head…
I read Country Living magazine – appreciate that’s quite the contrast to my first answer. My sister bought me a subscription to it last year and now I don’t know what life is without it – serious life and home inspo.

I can’t live without…
my dog Sunny, a giant yellow Labrador, which means I walk him in every type of weather that Mother Nature throws at me. So worth it – but I could do without the muddy paw prints.

My Sundays are spent…
completing a never-ending list of house-related tasks. We bought our first house last year and it’s a bit of a project, but we’re loving the journey. There’s something special about adding your own touches to a home and doing them yourself. A huge sense of pride involved (and large glasses of celebratory wine) when you finish redecorating whole rooms or building your own front path.

A cooked breakfast should…
definitely include halloumi… as should lunch and dinner!

When it comes to music…
I am unashamed of my love for Celine Dion. I’ve never seen her live so, on a whim, bought tickets to go and see her in Las Vegas next year with my sister. I may cry for the whole duration.

My vice is…
pouring double cream on my cereal – I can hear my arteries screaming as I’ve typed that.

Don’t get me started on…
the wine (as long as it’s white, cold and not Chardonnay).

Social media is…
annoyingly addictive. It’s hilarious on some days and gives you RSI in your scrolling thumb on others. Either way, if a dog meme or video is involved, I’m in.

The most important thing in my life is…
being with my family and friends and the thing I care least about is political conversations at a dinner party. Bring on the dessert, please!

I wish I could do…
a yoga handstand, or the splits, or a fancy pose in general but I’m procrastinating to make it happen because I’m rubbish at practicing… and my coordination is dodgy, at best.