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Real People of the Pocket - Mark - Farewell!

It will be sad to see these wonderful people go - I've known Mark and Michelle 'for yonks', and will miss seeing them (but i understand they can't hang about just for me, haha). I've sold two of their homes in Fig Tree Pocket and naturally we share the same affection for this beautiful 'little neck of the woods'. All our best wishes Mark and Michelle!

Tell us a little but about you and your family.

Michelle and I married in 1985 and moved to Brisbane straight away for me to take up my new role as State Manager of a national Software company. She worked in the Migration sector before being appointed State Manager for Yves St Laurent. We first bought in Jamboree Heights and then in 1992 we moved to Fenchurch St for some 17 years before purchasing our current home in Fig Tree Pocket Road in November 2009.  We have just sold our large family home, the kids long ago flew the coup and we will soon leave “the pocket” after 27+ years in this wonderful suburb. Moving to a more relaxed and slower pace of life on the North Coast of NSW. We raised our daughter and son in FTP, our daughter attended St Aidan's and our son FTP State School, then Nudgee Junior (now Ambrose Treacy) before finishing at Nudgee Senior. This suburb has been our place of residence for nearly half of our lives and we will miss it.

How do you love to spend your weekends?

I am a keen golfer and Michelle has been a busy Civil Celebrant these past 12 years and when she has the time - an avid gardener.

What originally brought you to Fig Tree Pocket?

The peace and quiet - a lovely, leafy suburb that was close to all services and facilities as well as our work. There is also no through traffic.

What would you say to families considering a move here?

Relax, get to know the place; yes, we have lots of birds and wildlife, so be vigilant and drive slowly please and enjoy the environment.

Who or what makes you laugh?

Clever story tellers e.g. the one and only Sir Billy Connolly.

What events do you enjoy attending - Sport? Concerts? Theatre?

Movies and the theatre now and again – we also like to have lunch or dinner with good friends – socialising, topical conversation, laughs, etc.

What are your plans for the next 5 years?

Make the most of life, get in better shape and slow the pace a little as we close on retirement.

What is high on your bucket list?

More time together, more travel together - there is still a lot of the world that we have not yet seen.

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