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“50 SHADES OF GREY. THAT WAS AN EYE OPENER! BEST LOVE STORY I’VE EVER READ. EVERY MAN NEEDS TO READ IT.” JO-ANNE WASHINGTON

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JO-ANNE WASHINGTON LANCÔME COUNTER MANAGER, TERRY WHITE CHEMIST, STOCKLAND AKA: Jo, Mumma and my new favourite is Nanna You in three words: Caring, patient, tolerant. Most treasured item: A broach I wore for my wedding. It was made for my great grandmother’s wedding. She wore it, my grandma, my mum and my daughters have all worn it. It made me feel like they were all with me. Why you get out of bed: I love watching the sun rise. It’s the most amazing time of day. You get to appreciate this wonderful part of the world we live in. Most memorable moment: I have more than one and that was the birth of my children. It will never cease to amaze me the pure joy and unconditional love that I felt for each of them. It was also the scariest time as I knew raising them with their own personality was going to be a challenge. I think I did OK as they are all living their life happily and not causing chaos in this world. You always meant to: Travel more. I have watched many documentaries that show some amazing places in the world. Where are you from: I was born in Brisbane. I am definitely a Queenslander. Bring on State of Origin. Let’s make it 8 in a row! Best dish: Anything that is shared with family and friends would have to be my favourite. I never knock back picnics on the beach. You wish… for world peace. A world where children never go hungry and don’t know war. Where they can play safely and you never fear for them. It worries me the world my grandchildren will grow up in. Your biggest inspiration: My partner. We worked together a long time ago and he has taught me that for every negative there is a positive. The last book you read: 50 Shades of Grey. That was an eye opener! Best love story I’ve ever read. Every man needs to read it. Your mantra: There are times to be quiet and times to speak. Times to stay and times to go. Whatever you do, do it for the right reasons and live with no regrets. Parting words: Find the positive in all you choose to do. You only have one chance, try not to waste it. Don’t miss a single opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you.

DUO Magazine June 2013  

DUO Magazine is North Queensland’s very own luxury lifestyle publication. Now in its seventh year, the independent glossy has secured a plac...