Introducing Patience, Better’s magic fairy


We’d like to introduce the Better community to Patience Phiri, who joined Better at the start of February. Technically, she’s our receptionist, but we like to think of her as the magic fairy that makes your wishes come true.

Patience popped among hundreds of applicants by writing an awesome cover letter in which she described herself as “down to earth, fun, caring and calm”. She loves “reading, writing, deco, gardening, art, cooking, calmness, fresh breeze, positivity, humans and making this world a better place in any way that I can”, which is exactly the kind of excellent human we wanted here.

Patience has already started to bring order to our lives. She is a whizz at administrative tasks, which is great for Andrew and Judy, since they are not. She also learns quickly and can now wield a staple gun as well as her magic wand, but you’ll have to visit Better to learn what she was doing with that!

Pop along and meet Patience. Better is open from 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, or join us for one of our events.

Meet the dreamers

Judy and Andrew are really excited about meeting you. We have set aside some times for us to meet informally for a chat. We’d like to put faces to names and to share our dreams for Better with you. We’d also like to hear about your dreams for creating and how Better can help you realise them.

The times are:

  • Tuesday 7th and 14th from 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 8th and 15th from 10am to 12noon
  • Friday 10th and 17th from 4pm to 6pm (this one with wine!)

Come and find us at 91 Oxford Road, Saxonwold. Our signage has been delayed, so look out for the College of Digital Photography signs – we share premises with them. The entrance is in Englewold Road.

Just wander in. Our receptionist Patience will be around to direct you. We’ll all wear name tags so you can tell who we are. Please come and introduce yourself.

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