Crossley's Tim Tutt answers the Moyne Gazette Q&A

Tim Tutt is an environmental engineer who lives in Crossley near Tower Hill State Game Reserve.

He is married to Kait and father to Claudia and Elsa. He has his own engineering consulting business, and teaches at Deakin University part time in chemistry and water quality. 

Tim enjoys paddle boarding, kitesurfing and re-purposing pre-loved items into garden sculptures.

Simple pleasures: Crossley's Tim Tutt is at his happiest when he's watching a sunset from home after a rewarding day, with a beer in hand. He answers this week's Q&A.

Simple pleasures: Crossley's Tim Tutt is at his happiest when he's watching a sunset from home after a rewarding day, with a beer in hand. He answers this week's Q&A.

What do you most love about living in Crossley? Being close to Tower Hill State Game Reserve.

Describe Crossley in five words? Central, relaxed, green, St Brigid’s.

If you could live anywhere where would you choose? Australia.

What's on your bedside table right now? Books and stuff that should be put away!

Tea or coffee? Coffee first, then a tea.

What is your favourite holiday destination? Anywhere with water and/or mountains.

What are you reading at the moment? I’ve just finished The Rules Of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong.

If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? I’d buy a new wetsuit and kites for summer, there’s been talk of a caravan and a small tractor for years, and I’d invest the rest into an early retirement fund.

What career did you want to pursue when you were a teenager? Maybe an outdoor education or science teacher.

What would your ideal Sunday involve? Coffee, surf, family time with yummy lunch, kitesurf, kids pick up after themselves and do their chores without parents nagging, yummy dinner, bit of Breaking Bad, bed.

What is something people might not know about you? I did a nine-day hike on the south west coast of Tasmania when I was 15, with everything I needed on my back!

What recipe are you renowned for cooking? Curry.

If you had all the time in the world to pursue and perfect any hobby what would it be? Viticulture and wine making.

When and where are you your most happiest? Watching a sunset from home after a rewarding day (possibly with a beer).

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? Life be in it!

Do you have a motto you live by? Life’s a balance.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Somewhere else if Tower Hill erupts!