Hoges star Nikki Osborne’s happy home
THE 35-year-old actor is playing TV presenter/actor Delvene Delaney in Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story (on Sunday, February 12 and 19 at 8.30pm).
Born in Brisbane, Osborne has appeared in Australian film Ned and was the host of late-night interactive quiz series Quizmania.
She is married to landscape architect Jeremy Starr and they live in a prefabricated home on the Mornington Peninsula with their two boys, Will, 8, and Teddy, 4, and german shepherd, Kato.
“We have lived on the Mornington Peninsula since about 2011 and we love it,” she said. “We get to watch the ships on the bay going up to Port Melbourne, and our property backs on to a national park, so we get all the critters, too.”
Typical Saturday morning
We will often bundle up the kids and take them to the back beach at Sorrento, where they can get bashed around by the waves. I think it’s important for kids to be exposed to the elements like that, just as long as they resurface! And then I will get a chai tea takeaway because I am obsessed with chai. If it’s a nice day, we will head to the nearby beautiful gardens of Heronswood, in Dromana.
Secret domestic skill
I am pretty good at interior design, which was a skill I learned from my mother. I probably go for more of the modern minimalist look. Jeremy is actually really great at interiors, too, and he often takes over. Luckily, he has great taste but we do end up at loggerheads at times.
Marinated lamb cutlets with a nice salad. I am actually not a bad baker and I make a beautiful chocolate torte. In fact, I’m pretty good at fondant and I’ve made lots of cakes for friends’ birthdays.
I really like Top 40 hits, like Taylor Swift. Jeremy doesn’t share my taste in music. He enjoys putting on more lounge music, or pointless electronic music. I like music with a bit of emotion behind it.
Happiness at home
When Jeremy is outside in the garden and the kids and I are jumping up and down on the trampoline. Basically, when all of us are together. We have made being together, and being home, a real priority.