Friends of Bindaree president Andrew Bannerman.
Friends of Bindaree president Andrew Bannerman. MARA PATTISON-SOWDEN

A coffee with... Bindaree's Andrew Bannerman

THIS week we have a coffee with Friends of Bindaree president Andrew Bannerman.

Name: Andrew Bannerman

Occupation: Retired. Friends of Bindaree president.

Years lived in Boyne Island: 32 years.

What you love about where you live: There's not the mad rush of the cities, and the climate's good.

How do you take your favourite drink? Coffee, flat white.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon you can find me…here at the Bindaree garage or pottering around the shed at home.

We're always stocking up the racks.

I can't remember the last time I…sat and did nothing. I just retired from one full-time job to another.

When I go out in Gladstone you'll find me…shopping at Kin Kora or at the cinemas.

My secret talent is…collecting beer labels since I was 20. I've got 25-30,000. They're from Australia and New Zealand breweries - all over the place.

When I feel like splurging…we go to Canada. We've had a couple of good trips around the Rockies and Alaska.

We found ourselves up close and personal with a bear in Whistler.

The best piece of wisdom I've been told is…as a farmer's son, you have to work for what you've got.

Aim for something higher to meet the goal and then set a new one.

What are you spruiking? Friends of Bindaree desperately needs more men to volunteer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 4973 8156.



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