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Coffee and a chat with Iwona from DRWakefield

This month we would like to introduce you to Iwona Sar who works on our accounts team, she is originally from Poland and has been working here for almost two years.

Do you have a favourite coffee origin?
Yes Colombia, because I like acidic coffee and because my husband is from Colombia so I am biased! I love the country and I have been there twice for a few months each time travelling around the country. I think they are some of the happiest people around, and have won the rankings for the happiest people in the world!

How do you take your coffee?
I like it with milk in the morning and black the rest of the day

What inspired you to become an accountant?
It actually happened by accident! I was working in administration and I did a bit of accounts work as part of this role, I got some more training in this and it ended up being my career.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I am a fan of yoga, trekking in the mountains and most of all playing with my 1 year old.

Do you have a mantra you live by?
Enjoy simple things; sunny days, a smile…

What book are you reading at the moment?
Homo Deus – it’s written by an Israeli historian and is about humans in the modern-day, the struggles we face and what may happen to us in the future…it’s fantastic I would recommend this and also Sapiens by the same author.

Where in Poland are you from, and are there any hidden gems you can recommend?
I am originally from Strachowice in Poland and I moved to London over 10 years ago. There are many gems in Poland! To name but a few: the salt mines near Krakow, Crooked Forest in West Pomerania, the seaside is also very lovely – I particularly love Ustka because I used to visit a lot as a child.

What do you most miss about Poland?
My family, food and the meadows! The city I lived in was surrounded by woods, lakes and the countryside. Food wise I miss the pierogi – delicious dumplings!

What did life look like for you before you joined DRWakefield?
I worked in publishing for 4 years, I used to travel all the time – I have probably been to over 40 countries, but having a child there isn’t so much opportunity for doing this now.