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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.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ten Unique Things

When I asked for assignments the other day, one was for me to tell you "Ten Unique Things about me"


1) When I was seven I won a local competition to come up with a slogan for Tidy Towns.

It was "Be like Mr. Sheen and keep Hay Clean" hahaha, I was so excited I wrote a letter to Mr. Sheen himself and I was so chuffed when he wrote back, though a bit sad that he addressed it to "Master Sharni ......" Damn Mum for giving me boy haircuts

2) I completed a Television acting course in Melbourne.
You think I would have AT LEAST got myself the gig on the NRL Ad after all that training. NUP.
(for the record - the NRL people are still considering coming out to Hay to do more screen tests) 

3) I once called in sick to work from a nightclub at 6am
(not one of my prouder moments - it was in a former life, future employers) 

4) I was mates with the very posh and proper concierge man at the Sydney Morning Herald.
I think I was the only person who ever spoke to him.
 He was the ultimate professional.

He was quite sad when I was leaving but still only referred to me as Ms Montgomery. I must confess the main reason we became so matesy was because I lost my security pass many times.

5) I used to suffer really badly from anxiety attacks.

 They seem to have disappeared off the face of the Earth since I left Sydney and became a Mother - I believe my body was protesting because I was taking the wrong path - and now I am on the right one, everything is coooool.
My organs can relax.

6) When I lived in Bondi I lived next door to Paul McDermott, and across the hallway from Annaliese Brakensiek - (so not her surname) but you know, she is a model - she used to come jogging up the stairs in a teeny weeny bikini while I took the lift a couple of floors up.

7) I have lots of projects going on at once and finally understand what people mean when they say "There just aren't enough hours in the day" - trying to find a life balance at the moment.

While my cyber life is kicking goals, the laundry life is failing miserably.

8) I am struggling with the sugar addiction still. Need help.

9) I can't sleep unless I have my pillows in a certain arrangement.

10) Cowboy is THE best cook and I must have some good karma owing to me because he cooks for me and I don't know how I would cope if I had to cook on top of everything else. Since its Valentines Day (which I resent, you know me and commercial things) but since it is - I thought I'd add this one because he is the most thoughtful Cowboy I know.

And I know a few.


  1. Wow, you are such an interesting person. Thanks so much for sharing - if you ever get stuck for blog ideas, more posts like this would be great!

  2. I've done the nightclub call... so not cool. Makes perfect sense at the time though, right?

  3. Oh I love Paul McDermott!! I've never heard of the model woman though!

  4. oh you would big boobs - she was on Fat Pizza - i so haven't got her name right haha

    Course it made sense at the time Karls !!!

    Kelly Thanks for the interesting wrap. I'll take it :-)

  5. I do that with my pillows. And my laundry's gone all to hell, too.

  6. Love it :)

    Also love Paul McD.... you ever think you might interview him?

  7. Always make friends with the concierge and the cleaners. They turn out to be interesting people.

  8. My dear Sharni...I have a little MORE sunshine waiting for you over on my blog. I couldn't help it..I love all you do!

  9. Ha, Ha, Sharni! I don't even KNOW you and I think I love you! You're a hoot (that means really really funny in the U.S., hope it's not an Aussie insult). I thank Kathy for leading me to you, and I can't wait to read more. Guess now I gotta back up and do just that. Oh, boy another aussie friend, yay :)

  10. I want a t-shirt that says 'While my cyber life is kicking goals, the laundry life is failing miserably." BRILLIANT!


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