THIS week we have a coffee with AusWide Bank branch manager Jade Glass.

Years lived in Gladstone: Near a year and a half now.

What you love about where you live: People are real up here. They call it how they see it.

How do you take your favourite drink? At the moment it's soda water, but normally I love a glass of shiraz.

When I was young, my dream was to… go to the Conservatory of Music and be a famous singer.

I grew up around country music. My dad's a musician.

My most memorable pet is...a little pure bred Maltese, Charlie. He gets upset if he's not allowed in the house.

When I go out in Gladstone you'll find me…near the water, at the yacht club, the surf club or the Tannum hotel with a nice view and the sunshine.

When I feel like splurging, I…like a good girls' day with a massage and pedicure.

AusWide Bank branch manager Jade Glass.
AusWide Bank branch manager Jade Glass. MARA PATTISON-SOWDEN

My favourite holiday destination is…Thailand. Phuket was beautiful - we stayed in more of the locals' area.

The second after that was Vienna.

My husband Anthony…is someone I can't live without. He drives me absolutely insane but he also makes me laugh like no one else can.

I'd be kind of lost without him.

Minnie Driver…would play me in the movie about my life - looks and characteristics. She's a funny lady.

To keep fit and healthy I…walk. Every afternoon we get out there and go for a walk down to the beach. It's a good 2.5km.

The best piece of wisdom I've been told is…that you don't get anything for free.

You've got to work hard for the things you want, don't just expect them.

On the flipside, be very careful of a gift offered without cost.

What are you spruiking? Look at us at AusWide Bank for home loan interest rates from 4.2%, fixed rate loans you can pay more on without penalty, and we're born and bred in CQ.



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