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Victoria Square manager Michelle Greeves' favourite things

By Staff Reporter

Published 02/11/2015

Michelle Greeves
Michelle Greeves

The 44-year-old is the centre manager of Victoria Square in Belfast. She lives near Holywood with her husband Paul.

My best moment

That would have to be my wedding day about a year and a half ago. We had our reception at the Royal Belfast Golf Club and it was beautiful. Everything came together on the day — it was a great venue by the sea with our best friends — and the weather was 22 degrees.

My best song.

My friends always laugh at me because every song that comes on is my favourite. I quite like All Of Me by John Legend and anything by Emeli Sande, Calvin Harris and Abba just to name a few.

My best way to relax

Great food and wine with friends and family.

My best job

It has to be managing Victoria Square. I’ve been doing the job for two years now and had previously worked at House of Fraser for 23 years, so retail is in my blood. The opportunity to manage Victoria Square was too good to miss and it’s such an iconic leisure environment in the heart of Belfast. It doesn’t get any better than that.

My best advice

Live life. That was told to me by my granny. She meant that we should all live to the max and have fun because life is very precious.

My best gift

My niece and nephew, Luke (13) and Scarlet (8). I don’t want children myself but I’m very lucky to have the pair of them in my life.

My best achievement

This was a hard question — but I think coming home to Northern Ireland. I lived away for 23 years so it was a little daunting to come back when my life had been in England. We now have a lovely house by the sea and a fantastic group of friends. I haven’t regretted the move for a moment and I’ll never leave home again.

My best buy

My shoe and handbag collection — I have a walk-in wardrobe with all the shoes and bags on display —  I don’t even know how many there are. My shoe collection includes some lovely pairs from designers and then some equally nice pairs from the high street.

My best film

Mamma Mia! It’s ridiculous and I love it for its complete escapism. It has beautiful scenery, great songs, a love story and it’s really funny. It’s a real feel-good film.

My best book

I’m not much of a reader — I tend to let my brain rest when I’m not working as my job can be quite full on. One book I really did enjoy was The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. It’s a very strange story about a boy living outside a concentration camp. I think it’s very important that we don’t forget what happened during World War Two and the book captured that in a unique way.

  • Santa will be arriving and the Christmas lights will be switched on at Victoria Square on November 7. For more information go to www.victoriasquare.com

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