The Last Word

The Last Word from Daniela Morelli-Kerr, sales and marketing manager, Morelli’s Ice Cream

Daniela Morelli-Kerr, sales and marketing manager, Morelli’s Ice Cream

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE?
I was born with a scoop in my hand!

DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
In the office by 9am. Check emails and have a brief chat with my brother about general operations. I’ll then head out for appointments and try to get back to the office again before going home to catch up on emails. If it’s busy season, then I’ll head to our family-owned shop to open up before going into the office.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Washing dishes in my parents’ shop, The Savoy Café in Portrush.

ENTERTAINMENT:
FAVOURITE TV SHOW:
I love Dragons’ Den but my all-time favourite was Sex and the City. I haven’t found anything good enough to replace it.
FAVOURITE FILM:
Life is Beautiful.
ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: KIN by KT Tunstall
FAVOURITE BAND: U2
LAST BOOK READ: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY: Madonna, the queen of reinvention

SOCIAL:
FAVOURITE FOOD: Pasta and of course, ice cream!
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: Osteria Del Tempo Perso – the original is in Casalvieri, close to where my family is from in Italy, but there are now branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They serve fine fresh seasonal Italian food and it’s run by two lovely Italian brothers and their mum.
LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT: The Algarve Casino in Praia Da Rocha, Portugal.
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED: The good old Harbour Bar in Portrush.
FAVOURITE PLACE IN WORLD:
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, it’s just magical.
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL: Indoor concert, I don’t do mud!

DRINKS:
LAST HOLIDAY: The Algarve
FAVOURITE HOT DRINK: Coffee, and plenty of it.
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK: I love root beer.
BEER OR CIDER: Beer, I’m partial to a wee Peroni.
WHITE OR RED WINE: Red, Montepolciano.
WHISKEY OR BRANDY: Neither are to my taste.
GIN OR VODKA: Vodka.
COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY: Cocktails, espresso Martinis are my favourite.

WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY?
Jonathan Ross, Lady Gaga, Donatella Versace and the Queen.

ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Make-up.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB? I would love to be a concert tour organiser for a big band or someone like Adele.

FAVOURITE QUOTE: “To assume makes an ass out of you and me.”

 

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