About Me: I’m a sentimentalist (not hoarder). I consider myself a North Queenslander after moving here from Brisbane in 1989. I met my husband, Gavin at a Charters Towers B&S Ball. My work life is as much passion and friendship as it’s paid and volunteer. I assist in conveyancing at Purcell Taylor, I’m a bookkeeper for my brother-in-law at TTS and President of Unlock the Lachs. I’m a proud and loving mum of three boys, Hayden, Tyson and Lachy. Hayden and Tyson I show my unconditional love for every day (sometimes disguised in a cranky voice they would say) and Lachy is our magical guardian angel. Hence, Unlock the Lachs.
Bag I fell in love with this Country Road bag the moment I saw it. Luckily, I had some Myer gift cards (my favourite present)!
Hanky My grandmother gave this to me when I was 10 years old. I remember not adequately appreciating it then but now I use it often (for tears and to spit on and wipe my sons’ faces which they looove).
Pendants These pendants were given to me by each pair of Lachy’s godparents and our treasured friends.
Glomesh purse My grandmother’s, then my mother’s, now mine.
Unlock the Lachs brooch We are somewhat of a brand so at any moment, I can be wearing my Unlock the Lachs hat. I mean brooch.
Ring This is my most cherished piece. Gavin gave it to me as my eternity ring (designed by Reid at RMJ’s). Eternity because it contains Lachy’s ashes. Like in my heart, mind and memories, he shares my every day.
Charm bracelet Me on a bracelet. Our initials, Pisces symbol, love heart, a cross and a coffee (it’s just missing vodka).
Dad’s life member Queensland Art Gallery badge My late father was an opal artist and I spent many young weekends viewing exhibitions here. Again, not fully appreciated then, but the memory of them cherished now.
Photo of my boys My heart and soul, focus and distraction, reason and excuse, love and life.
Rosary Beads I have faith in the comfort and support of a community, inclusion and treating other people how you want to be treated.
Chanel My very first bottle. I’ve loved smelling other people wearing it for years and now it’s me I love to smell (most of the time).
Shells from Magnetic Island Collected from Alma Bay. Us, and about 20 other families, gather on Magnetic Island annually to celebrate New Year. This tradition has provided some of our favourite memories.
Reading glasses At a recent lunch with girlfriends I broke my reading glasses trying to get them into a clutch I’ve had since before I needed to take reading glasses everywhere. Luckily my mentor (stylist Lucia Designs Collection) that I borrow from often and true friend had this spare pair.
Goggles I wish I’d given swimming a go 30 years ago. It would have made the Magnetic Island to Townsville (team) swim last year a lot easier. With Townsville’s temps swimming simply makes sense.
Love heart key ring Mothers Day present from the boys.
Water Bottle My friend Clare bought this for me because it has a strap. It’s easier to hold when we occasionally jog (not run) together.
Crystals My first car was an old bomb and I remember driving it from Brisbane to Townsville, not really sure if we were going to make it. When I hobbled in to Townsville with the car overheating, the mechanic opened the bonnet and found that my mother (who advocates for the healing powers of crystals)had taped these crystals to various parts of the engine. I mightn’t share the beliefs with the same certainty but it can’t do any harm right?
Affirmations To me, simple words can be powerful thoughts.
USB When photos were taken by actual cameras, not mobile phones, I sadly lost all of the photos on my computer (including photos after the birth of my first born). Lesson learned. This lipstick USB, is a backup of a backup of a backup.
Cowboys scarf I am a proud Cowboys supporter and, come finals time, this scarf saves me from squeezing into my son’s shirt.