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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TAGGED: 10 things

I've been TAGGED by Woah Mama 

which means I have to divulge 10 things that make me happy then 10 ten others to jump on the happiness bandwagon...

At least it stops the Jon Stevens story you thought would never end hahahaha

Ok 10 things that make me happy.....

1) It's a Monte thing: I have come up with my own technique for teaching Monte words - I make up a song "The Duck says Quack " repeat it about 10 times then play fill in the blanks "The duck says..." his eyes go all coy, he does the most massive dimpled grin and then lets out a "Quack" (or close enough version to word) and puts it in the appropriate gap. Oh it fills me with joy!!! He has mastered "I'll take you driving in the.....
"CAR" and Hickory Dickory Dock the mouse ran up the.... "CLOCK" oh it makes me do a little twirl when he fills in the gap....

2) When I get emails from people that make me laugh. In the OHT 3D people are few and far between (interesting ones anyway) when I receive news from Cyber people - I do a little twirl.

3) Fresh flowers in the house. Who'd have thunk it - but since having our house renovated, despite it upsetting our German Ghost - Fritz, a lovely vibe is starting to emerge - I like to celebrate the new fresh feel with fresh florals... doesn't make me twirl, but sneeze? Sure

4) When I get a full nights sleep. Oh, this is so rare that if I get to sleep all the way through to 5.30am - I get up and break dance in the loungeroom. I used to arrive home at 5.30am after breakdancing*.... how time has changed.

5) I know happiness comes from within, but everything within me twirls when I eat Christmas Pudding smothered in brandy sauce. (then when I think everyone is occupied outside, sneak into the kitchen and have a sly second helping only to get caught inhaling a plum pudding like a maniac by my fashionista niece!)

6) When I see 3D friends. One of my old time friends from UNI passed through the OHT yesterday en route to Sydney - I was SO EXCITED - it makes me so happy to cavort, and laugh with 3D friends.

7) OH OH OH! How could I forget! The Cowboy and I bought two Kayaks yesterday! THE OHT has a great river running through it and we paddled our way around it yesterday! MY GOD! It was AMAZING, a workout - close to nature and ... well it had everything.

We really had our Kayak and ate it too!

8) Did I mention when I get a sleep?

9) When ideas are flowing..... when I get on a roll, excited and the universe rolls with me and opportunities start happening.... I love it when that happens.

10) When people comment on my blog! Sure, it brings happiness! Thanks

Now I have to tag ten of you!!!

But I can't be bothered with 10 , so I"ll do.... 1 hahahaha (sorry no sleep)

I have a friend new to blogging so you should check her out anyway -- irish gal, singer / mama

Acting the Maggot

Let me clarify actually, I have NEVER actually literally done "Break Dancing" just like the term


  1. I love the Happiness list. It makes me twirl may be my new favorite phrase ever!

  2. Love that phrase too! It makes me twirl when the neighbours release me from my bedroom prison!

  3. glad the twirling was a hit... I'll try and incorporate it into my vocabulary then... see if I can coin it.... that would really make me twirl

  4. *snort* kayak and eat it too... funny :o)

  5. Sharni, you've inspired me to write a blog about my three years of sleep hell, I think I've recovered enough to write about it... stay tuned, it may be as long as you're Jon Stevens epic!

  6. "3D friends" LOLOLOL!!!

    love it, and will be using it regualarly in a world gone mad online *yoink*!


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