My favourite things

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I love our wed­ding photo be­cause it is not posed. We are caught mid mo­ment. Walk­ing to­wards Ro­han on my wed­ding day was one of the only real-life “take your breath away” moments that I have ex­pe­ri­enced. I knew get­ting to the end of the aisle and stand­ing next to him was ex­actly where I wanted to be.


Ro­han and I share a birth­day, and I love this piece of art we bought to cel­e­brate our birth­days. I was do­ing a show at Chapel Off Chapel, in Prahran, which also has a vis­ual-arts gallery, and we both fell in love with this piece of art­work be­cause we both saw dif­fer­ent things. My hus­band, of course, saw a naked lady and I saw a pair of old men’s knees. It’s the kind of art­work that you can see any­thing in and ev­ery­one is go­ing to see some­thing dif­fer­ent. It is by Chan­tal Ste­wart.


I al­ways have flow­ers in the house. They add a splash of colour and brighten the day. If there are no flow­ers, it just doesn’t feel right. I have a white kitchen — all-white ev­ery­thing — and so the flow­ers re­ally make the room. I al­ways go for a bright colour with green­ery in there, too. Be­cause we are ac­tors and some­times the bud­get just doesn’t al­low for a $100 bunch of pick-me-ups, we go down to the mar­ket and get two $10 bunches and they do the same trick. Even if it’s a bunch of flow­ers that our nieces have picked from the gar­den to give us, they al­ways make you feel great.


Just like flow­ers, I al­ways want can­dles around. I love their beau­ti­ful smell and there is some­thing tran­quil about the flame. But my hus­band has put a re­cent ban on me buy­ing any more be­cause we have lots of half-burnt can­dles around the house, and I keep buy­ing new ones. So I’m us­ing up all the half-burnt ones at the mo­ment.


Fishy is part rag­doll, part moggy and she’s a very pretty girl. I got her be­cause she looked like my child­hood cat, Brit­ney, named after Brit­ney Spears. But Fishy couldn’t have been more dif­fer­ent in per­son­al­ity. It took Fishy about two years to re­ally ad­just to any sort of af­fec­tion or cud­dles. My hus­band is away a lot with work, and so she’s my com­pan­ion, and I’m never alone. When I come home, she greets me; we eat our din­ner to­gether and curl up in bed to­gether. She’s my sub­sti­tute hus­band — the poor thing!

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