Dalby Christmas lights 2018 winner Annette Manteit and her husband with their family members.
Dalby Christmas lights 2018 winner Annette Manteit and her husband with their family members. GRANT VICKERY

Q and A with Annette Manteit

MEET Annette Manteit, joint winner of the Dalby Christmas lights competition.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Nicole Kidman.

What do you think the greatest invention has been?

The camera, for capturing precious memories.

Do you have any lucky items, objects or traditions?

Traditions. In the past, our family would always go camping and fishing during the Easter period.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

I'd maybe like to see the good old drive-in theatres reappear.

What three things do you think of most each day?

My grandchildren and family, jobs that need to be done, and the garden and yard.

What's been the best decision you've made in your life so far?

Getting married and making a life in Dalby.

What do you love most about where you live?

Open space, good friends and neighbours.

I also enjoy playing tennis at the local tennis club with friends.

What was your first car? (or what would you like it to be?)

It was a Holden Kingswood.

What do you consider is the most important appliance in a house?

The stove or oven.

What historical period would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

1960s for the rock'n'roll. I'm an Elvis Presley fan.


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