TEA TIME: Jimmy, James, and Arijana Jones, and Annie Simunic are the proud owners of Chinchilla's own bubble tea van - Flossy Boba.
TEA TIME: Jimmy, James, and Arijana Jones, and Annie Simunic are the proud owners of Chinchilla's own bubble tea van - Flossy Boba. Brooke Duncan

A baptism of bubbles

IT'S BRIGHT, bursting with colour and sure to put smiles on faces young and old. Chinchilla's favourite bubble tea van is back!

Flossy Boba's brand new owners Annie Simunic and Jimmy Jones jumped in the deep end of the bubble tea craze earlier this year, purchasing the popular local business.

After only one day on the job it was Melon Festival time, and the duo faced down crowds numbering in the thousands with nothing but their little pink trailer and true country grit.

"It was crazy, the longest wait period was 50 minutes, and people weren't leaving - they were waiting,” Mr James said.

But the baptism of bubbles was a brilliant success, and proved to Mr Jones and Mrs Simunic they could work well together on even the busiest of days.

The pair have two young children, Arijana and James.

Mrs Simunic said when she saw the business was up for sale she knew it was something she wanted to do for herself and her children.

"I just want them to be able to work in there with me,” Mrs Simunic said.

"It builds up their confidence and gets them chatting to people, and not so shy, and learning how to count backwards the old school way, and little things like that.

"I want this to be a future, long-term in the family and we can have big dreams and hopefully in a couple of years maybe get another one, or a bigger one.”

Judging by the community response right from the moment Mrs Simunic posted on Facebook to announce Flossy Boba would return, those dreams shouldn't be too hard to realise.

"The first day I posted that we were coming back out I had to stop looking at my phone, it was just going ballistic and I couldn't keep up,” Mrs Simunic said.

And one of the best things about the job?

"I get to have a chat with people and give them something they love and makes them happy,” Mrs Sinumic said.

Business hours and locations are still being scheduled as the pair get used to running a new business with two young children, but Mrs Simunic said you can stay up to date by liking and following the Flossy Boba Facebook page.


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