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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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need your help to start horsin' around town

Since I am always banging on about how I don't get up to much (outside cyberspace) in my one horse town..... I was thinking...

Perhaps you could make some suggestions to me about some wacky things I could get up to and then write about?

I acknowledge it is one thing to complain that where I live is "boring" but another to not at least try and liven things up for myself.

I thought you might be able to help.

I get inspired by a challenge.

And I have no-one besides Cowboy to brainstorm these things with so really need your input.

I am looking for things I could do or things I could show you about where I live.

I will then write about the outcomes complete with pictorials to prove them...

I don't mind, make them wacky, daring - silly, fun - encourage me to get out and let loose.... (do remember I have a baby)

Maybe there is something you want to know about my one-horse town, or maybe there is something quirky you'd like me to do - any challenge you can throw at me i will consider.

Now it is your turn to take the reigns

Go on

Giddy up!

* Truth be known Hay is small but there are at least 58 horses here


  1. Loads of ideas Sharni. Here's a few:

    Find the oldest person in Hay and interview them. Get them to recommend another person and then go and interview them and so on. See how long it takes to get around town. Plus you'll meet lots of people.

    Along the way you might find a great seamstress. Ask them for lessons and/or start a group. Make something amazing. Meet regularly and tell stories while you sew.

    Well that's 2.

    I'm still thinking. Get out there girl. By the way you should offer a prize to the best suggestion. I am just sayin.......

  2. Let's go streaking! Just kidding! Will Ferrel movies have been on around here far too often.

    Geez, I wish I could think of something...but the photos of the most random stuff are great. Oh, think of 10 questions and ask people the answers. People in small towns are always interesting.

  3. Ok - this is neither quirky or whacky :-)
    But your son is getting to the age where he would enjoy being with other children. How about your challenge is to find out about any playgroups in your one horse town? Then if there is a playgroup, you might be able to meet someone through that who can lead you onto something more exciting?

  4. THANKS GALS!!! Good ones Heather and Alex - what the heck - I feel like streaking its so damn hot!!!
    Yep Heather I'd like to offer a prize..... I don't know what to offer?
    How about.... this time, no prize and I will do one / more of the challenges and write about it - then I will put out a second challenge and I will then have a prize to offer. Deal? Now sheesh...

  5. I like the sewing idea, and the interviewing idea. Actually, they're all good. Or, take up photography? I am sure if you look around there's plenty of beautiful scenes around you to photograph. You can pick up second-hand DSLRs online pretty cheaply now and there's plenty of forums that will help you learn how to work them effectively...

  6. My only suggestion is that you go and take a photo of those delicious crabsticks for me! But I'll think it over and try and come up with something a little more adventurous than that!

  7. hahaha I AM SO going to take a crabstick pic - thanks Edwina for you idea too.
    I am going to get cracking on all of your suggestsions


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