To follow up with our Meet The Pigeons video we sat down for a brief chat with the one and only man about town, Patrick!
He's easily one of our most dedicated Office Pigeons keeping us entertained for way over 5 years. When he’s not narrating bizarre news articles and giving us sass in the office, he’s cooking up a feast and watching way too much Netflix.
- Describe yourself in a couple of words.
Dreamer, joker, sentimental, lover
- You’ve worked with Pigeonhole for a long time; tell us what you enjoy most about your job.
There is a lot I enjoy about Pigeonhole, the people for one. There's not many places you can say most of your colleagues are friends. I also get to work with my partner which is great. It’s also a fast paced and creative environment were you are part of a family and not just another number were your thoughts and ideas are valued and not dismissed.
- Favourite pigeonhole product?
At the moment it would have to be the brass frames from HomArt
- Favourite era of fashion?
I love a lot of the clothing that is available now but definitely the 30’s everything was so chic and classic with clean lines and good tailoring everyone wore a suit and tank tops didn’t exist.
- Favourite animal?
Definitely the Otter they hold hands whilst sleeping so they don’t float away I mean come on, how adorable is that?
- Favourite movie?
Of all time? That is a tricky one, I adore most classic films but I have such a broad taste in cinema. My favourite that comes to mind would have to be The Wizard of Oz I have always identified with Dorothy, especially growing up. We were both outsiders in a world we didn’t understand, is that to cliché? Probably hahaha.
- You watch a lot of Netflix – what are you currently watching?
Well A LOT of things but I am currently watching a British Sci-Fi/Thriller/Horror called Utopia and it is fantastic. The British really know how to make compelling television.
- What reality tv show would you choose to star in?
Hmmm I loathe most reality television mostly because I don’t identify with any of the characters but do enjoy “Ladies of London”. It’s about American women trying to break into London’s high society. Those women are cruel and I love them!
- Favourite book?
Everyone should read the following
1) Dress Your Family in Denim & Corduroy – David Sedaris
2) American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
3) In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
4) Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
- Favourite ice cream flavour?
I am lactose Intolerant but I loooove ice cream. Life’s a bitch (can I say Bitch?)
- Interests outside of work that no one knows about?
I’m a pretty open book but I get a strange satisfaction from vacuuming and I am addicted to playing Kim Kardashian Hollywood even though I hate the Kardashians. Seriously download it and you will be hooked! You basically start out as nobody and climb the celebrity ladder.
- You’re a great cook, what’s on the menu at your place this week?
I just cooked a killer meatloaf and this week we are having noodle soup with pork and prawn dumplings, Pork and Fennel seed meatballs and bimbap. Well.. that’s all I have planned so far.
- Best pick-me-up song?
“Young Hearts Run Free” by Candy Staton or the “Theme from New York New York” by Liza Minnelli. I know I am a cliché but you love it.
- Do you have any unusual skills/talents?
I can lick my own elbow.. it’s not very fascinating
- Pet peeve?
Gum chewers, spitters, feet shufflers and ignorance
- If you had a million dollars how would you spend it?
I’d probably buy a house and travel with the rest, I’m very selfish.
- Fondest childhood memory?
Hmmmm probably when my brothers were born and road trips with my family.
- Favourite childhood outfit?
I had some doozies I was born in the 80’s and as we all know the 90’s was a fashionable vacuum but I had these blue acid wash overalls that I loved. I was also heavy into colour blocking. I also had a pair of red pants that had Micky Mouse on the back pocket and a built in fanny pack.
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