Local Favourites… Victor From BronteVictor Fitzhenry from Bronte, the friendly face that greets you on arrival at Bondi Icebergs, shares his local favourites with The Beast…
Have you always lived locally?
Yes, pretty much. I was born in Paddo and raised in Bondi.
So how long have you lived in Bronte?
Approximately ten years now. It’s a bit of a change in comparison to Bondi; it still has that seaside village atmosphere at Bronte.
What’s your favourite beach?
I joined the Bondi scene in the early ’60s where I learnt to ride a board, so I guess the answer is Bondi. However, the whole of the east coast of Australia has been my waterworld playground!
What’s your favourite eatery?
Stock at Charing Cross rates highly with me. The food is always tasty, healthy and delicious… but Mother Icebergs takes care of me during my working week!
Where do you like to have a drink?
Well you can usually find me at the Beach Road Hotel on my Saturdays off sharing a beer with the local legends.
Do you have a favourite sporting team?
Being born and bred in the Eastern Suburbs all my life, training and coaching a local junior rugby league team for 15 years, of course the answer is the Roosters!
What music are you into at the moment?
As always, anything that is blues/rock/guitar-based usually gets my ears wiggling.
Who is your favourite person?
My four children mean the world to me; they are the best!
Do you have a favourite quote?
“My word is my honour, my honour is my life.”
What do you usually get up to on the weekends?
I drive down to Bowral to have a fly fish or a game of golf. Most weekends I try to get down there. I recently rediscovered the area and it’s absolutely wonderful.
What do you do for work?
I work the front door/reception for the Icebergs Swimming Club, where I meet and greet the world.
What’s your favourite thing about work?
I get the opportunity to meet a variety of people from all around the world and show them a slice of Bondi.
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
Be kind to your mother.