Team

Five minutes with Oliver

Oliver brings us back to his days as a metal-head, tells us why Canada is on his bucket list and that you just can’t trust him with a packet of biscuits!

Who would you like to be for the day and why? Elon Musk, he’s like a modern-day superhero/villain; he could easily be a super villain. He has a very interesting brain and thinks things through a lot before he says anything, having control over SpaceX would be pretty cool.

What do you like most about working at Ocasta? It’s pretty relaxed, so that makes it a nice environment. The chairs are great and flexi-time is really good! Fika is a good addition, I love cake 🍰 my favourite is orange and lemon which I usually make. I would like to make it for Fika but it has eggs in 🥚 that’s no good for Ocasta as a few people are vegan, I will find an alternative!

What is your favourite film? Leon, it’s about a girl who gets taken in by an assassin then learns how to kill people, it’s exciting which I like about it. I like comedies and quirky films like the ones that Wes Anderson makes.

Do you have any hobbies outside of work? I go to the gym about four times a week, it helps keep me sane 💪 I used to do a lot of swimming when I was younger but not so much now.

Is there anything you would like to learn? I have always wanted to learn the violin, I like the  sound of it when a really experienced person plays 🎻 I played the guitar for the last ten years as I used to be in a rock metal band when I was younger. I even had long blonde hair, I was a complete metal-head.

What is the best holiday you’ve ever been on? I went to Budapest two years ago and stayed with a friend, he’s good fun so we went to loads of gigs in Budapest and drank lots of beer 🍺

  

What do you usually do on the weekends? I like going to the pub, Dead Wax is a good one I usually go to down the lanes. I love drum and bass; my favourite artist is Noisia. Some Sundays I like going to different coffee shops to try the cakes ☕️

What is on your bucket list? I would like to live abroad somewhere, I have thought about Canada as it seems like a less insane America and a bit more chilled out 🇨🇦 I would also like to get a Master’s Degree in data science as I think it would be interesting.

Do you have any bad habits? Hmmm if I open a packet of biscuits I can’t stop eating them. I let my girlfriend do all the washing up, but then I usually make dinner so I think that it is a fair exchange 🤔

If you had one day left on earth how would you spend it? I would spend it relaxing, I wouldn’t want to rush around trying to do things which I hadn’t done. I suppose it’s more about spending it with your friends and family. I would spend it with my girlfriend Ella and my parents, we would eat takeaway pizza and drink good craft beer 🍕

What are your three most loved food items? Doughnuts 🍩 garlic bread 🥖and really good steak which has to be medium rare.

What is your motto in life? Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things 👊

Have you ever met a famous person?  I’ve met a few sort of famous people. Dame Judi Dench sat next to me in a café in Cornwall when I was younger. I met Paul Gilbert the famous guitarist at a guitar convention in London.