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March 08, 2018

Meet Our Resident Kiwi


It’s time to get up close & personal with the lovely Sandie, another awesome, bum kickin’, super stylin’ team member here at Eggplant and Poppy.

Apart from being the queen of getting all the jobs on the weekly “shit” list ticked off, Sandie knows our little store inside and out. She has been with (aka putting up with us) for a while now, and it’s easy to say we would not be where we are now without her tireless help, wise words and constant encouragement. She is also an inspirational champagne drinker!

Now if Sandie doesn’t know you personally, she will know someone that knows you, or knows your 3rd cousin twice removed. A true Kiwi at heart (I know right…we even still like her and her strange accent??), raising two beautiful sons, Sandie is a bubble of sunshine who we are so grateful to have in our lives. Next time you are instore, make sure you say hello to our blonde headed Cuzzy Bro and ask how her deck is going??


Meet Our Resident Kiwi


Name? Sandie Bothamley

What is your nickname? San’s or Doodah

Where did you grow up? Lower Hutt, Wellington NZ

What are three adjectives which describe you? Sometimes Crazy, Outgoing, Funny (well that’s what my 15yr old son said)

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time? Ride Horses or ride Motorbikes - actually sitting on the bike and feeling the vibration – can I say that?

What is your favourite food? Curries

Do you have any pets? Yes, German Shepherd so watch out

What is your favourite book? Jungle Book when I was a kid. mmmm Power of One by Bryce Courtney was pretty good.

At which store would you like to max-out a credit card? Mmmmm a store that sells clothes, shoes, cooks me meals and sells me wine.  Is there a shop that does all that in one go?

Favorite song/band/playlist of all time?At the moment - Make you Feel My Love by Adele / Queen / Thomas Rhett (sorry Kirsty he’s Country)

Do you have any children? Yes. Two

What makes you laugh?Emma and Kirsty but my favourite would be inhaling helium balloons and talking like Frank Spencer (not that I have ever done that).

If you could each lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Morgan Freeman

What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted?

Yes – it was a xmas platter. OMG it was the ugliest thing ever.  Sorry Emma did I give it to you??

What’s the strangest talent you have?

I can move my hair on my head so it looks like I have a wig on

Do you have any strange phobias?

Scared of Earthquakes (it’s a Kiwi thing)

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

To fly, get me to the horse riding a lot faster.

What three items would you take if you knew you were going to stranded on a tropical island for a year?

Champagne, Cheese & Crackers

Be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play? Grease – Sandy – ah hello

What do you like (or dislike!) about working at Eggplant & Poppy the most? Like – Laughing, it never stops – Dislike – Emma’s singing or her farts not too sure what is worse!!!

Who has better hair; Emma or Kirsty?

Hats off – Kirsty.


Meet Our Resident Kiwi


Meet Our Resident Kiwi

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