ABOUT ME: My family was originally from Brisbane, but I’m a Townsville local – born here, attended school here and completed my Bachelor of Commerce at JCU here. I love the lifestyle, traffic and weather – most times.
I love walking Castle Hill, the Strand and Magnetic Island. We’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, near the ocean where we can exercise and grab a coffee, without having to change outfits. I’m a Chartered Accountant, which traditionally means – very practical – some may say even boring! I’ve been working with Coutts Redington Chartered Accountants, a locally owned business for over 20 years.
My handbag is all practical. It’s a large Calvin Klein, tough enough to take anywhere, holds my water bottle, or when I run out of hands visiting friends – even fits a bottle of Pinot.
Pens Too many pens? I always have to empty my bag for security at the airport. “Is there a reason you have 10 pens in your bag Madam?”
Apple and muesli bar I’m always starving, nuff said!
Business card holder a present from a valued staff member, keeping me organised.
Torch an old client (whoops), a long standing client gave this torch to me to safely walk Castle Hill a bit earlier or a bit later in the day.
Mask is a reminder of a European trip with my two sons. We tripped around Europe in a bus with 10 other families and 16 teenagers. Do you know the drinking age in Germany is 15?
Book Latest read. I’m an avid reader when I can. My lovely sister, also a Townsville local, is a new author and keeps me supplied in books. (A plug – go to www.sjhartland.com) I’m up to Y, in the alphabet murder series by Sue Grafton. Not sure what I will do, Z is closing in…
Another book Hygge was a gift from my friend Tara – a little bit of happiness.
Calculator as everyone I meet has a tax question.
Townsville Hospital Foundation Identification Card and key I’m proud to be on the Board of the THF which is the charity that raises funds to support our region’s hospital services, medical research and more.
This Water bottle is a not so gentle reminder each day to keep up those fluids and get to F45 Townsville City.
Wrist Bands My favourite charities: Zonta International – working for the advancement of women worldwide and Headspace – assisting youth of Townsville during tough times.
Zonta badge so I don’t forget to take it with me.
Lipsticks, lots, just in case. My good friend Rochelle, many years ago said, it didn’t matter what you were wearing, you were dressed for anything as long as you had your lippy on. I never know who or what my day may bring, so I’m ready for anything. Practical? What can I say?