hello to everyone, I’ve been BIF’d a couple of times now by Blog It Forward – Lukas Weigelt  (travel management guru!) and Ian Kehoe and Eoin Hurley from the Product Support SD team but finally taking the plunge and dipping my toe into the BIF world.

Intro:

I’m located in the SAP Dublin office and working for SAP 10 years now, I’m 36 and originally from Twickenham in the UK (home of the rugby!) and living in Ireland nearly 19 years ever since I was a just a young ‘wan (as they say in Dublin) and now with my husband and 3 kids aged 14, 12 and 8.

In a former life I was a travel agent for 10 years and made my way full circle into working with the HCM product support team in Travel Management having accidentally fallen somehow into IT and since April this year have been the Support Team Manager for SD and am lucky enough to work with a great team who are evidently very well travelled and sporty 😀 !

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  I live in County Meath near Trim which for any movie buffs is home to Trim Castle also seen in Braveheart, its a beautiful part of the world and best of both worlds as 35 min drive from the office and despite being from London originally, I totally betray my roots and love the peace of the countryside.

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County Meath is known as the “royal county” and to quote good old google – this is because it was once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland where they ruled from the Hill of Tara  – Tara is absolutely epic and if you stand on the hill on a clear day, you have a 360 degree view across Ireland, its a very cool mystical place  – this is my youngest son when he was just a wee young thing standing on the hill of Tara feeling very awesome

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Anyway at the risk of trying to out-do the Meath Tourist board will continue!

So for the Blog it Forward Questions

                                                                      

Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know

Well some people know, I’m a total music nut, happiness to me is going to a concert, digging out dusty vinyl records or going to a flea market and finding some long lost record I had when I was 10 and its absolutely contagious as my 2 older kids have caught the vinyl bug and we now have a record player in every room in the house (bar the bathroom!)

I never watch TV, its music all the way for me! Major respect if anyone knows the famous song by Jimmy Buffett below (I am that sad!)

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  • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life? (Not necessarily in this order!!)

    1. To see the Northern Lights (wooooo psychadelic man!)

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      2.  To own a house or an apartment by the sea and start and end my days walking along the beach (preferably with cocktails)

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Here would do – this is Greystones in County Dublin and it is stunning

      3.  To FINALLY finish my business management degree (2015!) and graduate
      4.  To travel the west coast from LA via Vegas to San Francisco and see Monteray and Carmel (also a bit of a desire to go to Graceland – not on the same trip!)

      5 . To see my kids happy and achieve all their dreams 

  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?

    I’d have studied psychology and done something around that, love observing people and motivation and working out what makes people tick (I might not be very good at it.. but would like to be!)

    If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

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Anyway, that’s about it for me and enjoyed writing this BIF – nice change from approving shift requests!

I’d like to BIF to the following people

Stephen Brennan
Ann Marie Sinclair

Mercedes Soler

Gerard Magorrian

Noel Connolly

http://scn.sap.com/people/miguel.alonso2

http://scn.sap.com/people/catherine.mckenna

And I’m going to rob Ian’s questions with one slight change:

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
  • What is your biggest achievement in life?
  • If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
  • If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

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  1. Susan Keohan

    Hi Sally,

    Your pictures (particularly of your son when he was a wee one) make me really want to come to Ireland!  I too would love to see the Northern lights!

    Maybe someday I could stop by Ireland, pick you up, and we could go in our invisible plane to see them.   With lots of music along the way.

    Welcome to the #bif family!
    Cheers,
    Sue

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  2. Paul Bakker

    Great BIF! Makes me want to come and see Ireland.

    I was there once a long time ago but I don’t think I saw any of the good bits you are describing.

    cheers

    Paul

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    1. Sally Redmond Post author

      Paul Bakker, you have to come back! and Susan Keohan,  there is a saying that Ireland is the best little country in the world – if only you could put a roof on it! Its even beautiful in the rain 😀

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  3. Lukas Weigelt

    Hey Sally,

    Yay! Great to see you (finally ;P) took up the BIF challenge. 🙂

    I never watch TV, its music all the way for me!

    +1, though Jimmy Buffet isn’t really my genre. I’m more into flashy modern jazz and stuff like that ^^

    Cheers, Lukas

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    1. Sally Redmond Post author

      Jazz is cool too Lukas, that just happened to be a summer record on the turntable from the very nice summer we had here in Ireland this year 😀

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