Sophie Saul loves fishing and outdoor activities.
Sophie Saul loves fishing and outdoor activities. Andrew Morgan

Outdoors fun all too rare for Girl Friday

THERE is not much Sophie Saul doesn't like about Gladstone.

The hairdresser has lived in the region for 20 years and loves the outdoors.

But with a busy work schedule, she said sometimes it could be a rarity for her to enjoy getting out.

"I like fishing and outdoor activities. I go fishing out at the reef, my dad has a boat," she said.

"We go about once a month."

She said the biggest fish she had caught was a 6kg red emperor.

Living in Calliope with her daughter, Ella, 3, she said they had no plans to leave the region.

"The community is very supporting and people love helping out one another," she said.

"We like the new marina area (East Shores) - that's really good - we've taken Ella down twice and she loves the water.

"Also we like Yachties - we very rarely go there but when you do it's good."

For the past six months she has run her own hairdressing business from home.

"I think I get more benefits out of it and more flexibility with my daughter as well," she said.

Ms Saul is yet to come across any extreme hair requests, saying the trends here are standard.

She has been a hairdresser for eight years.

"I like everything about it - meeting new people, making people feel good about themselves," she said.



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