Aaron Port & Alicia Sheldrick
I MOVED here in Mossman in 1994 with my family as a young teenager. It wasn’t by choice. I eventually grew to love the place which I now call home.
As for Dabble Inn, I wanted to become my own boss and run my own business which I took on 13 weeks ago. Before that I worked in real estate. The Dabble Inn is for a wide range of people as it supplies all types of giftware, homewares and clothing and this is something that I wanted to be able to offer to this community. We’ve made a few renovations and introduced some new stock and it’s starting to come together well.
My first memory of Aaron was watching him play for the Mossman Sharks rugby league team. I thought, “Oh my God he is so fast and hot as”. He still definitely lives up to that even to this day.
We sort of got together a year later. We just started talking and he asked me out. I was 16 when I met him. He was my first boyfriend and the only one.
Our relationship is very hectic. We both work full time, have three beautiful girls and we both are involved with the Mossman/Port Douglas Sharkettes Women’s rugby league team.
Alexis is 12, Aaleyah 10 and Ainsley is six. It’s very stressful for him living in a house full of women so that’s why we bought a male cat which he calls his boy. They sit out the back together to get away from all the women.
We both contribute to our everyday lives and try our best at the same time to make sure we don’t get caught up in this busy world and have as much quality time as we can as a family.
What I truly love about Aaron is that he doesn’t have a worry in the world. With everything that he goes through in all aspects of life, whether it be his work, footy or family he always remains Aaron, a carefree guy with a positive attitude.
Aaron is the coach of the Sharkettes and I play second row. I dislike that he treats me as a player at football training and not his partner especially when he gets grumpy.
My most memorable moment with him was when in 2002 we drove to New South Wales and the look on his face was just amazing. I felt like it was a turning point for him to see that there was more to life then Mossman and that dreams can come true when you step out of your comfort zone.
We both agree that we want to be
AARON PORT was ALICIA SHELDRICK’S first and only sweetheart. For the past 15 years the couple have happily lived together in Mossman, welcoming three beautiful daughters along the way. Aaron, a police liaison officer, and Alicia, a former real estate agent, recently bought Mossman gift shop the Dabble Inn.
rich and retire comfortably. We want to travel around Australia in a caravan and just chill. We argue about the fact that I have to cook rice for every meal that we have. If I don’t cook rice let’s just say he is not a happy chap.
I love that he is one of a kind. Nothing gets him down in life, his head is always held high and he never complains or gossips.
One of the funniest things he has done is when he dried himself in front of the air-conditioner after he showered to make us laugh. It worked.
There is nothing that could tear us apart. After 15 years I couldn’t imagine sharing my life with anyone else. As far as change, I’m just happy with the way things are.
I was born and bred in Mossman and had never left the place. It wasn’t until I met Alicia that I ventured out and travelled around the country. As for Dabble Inn, that was Alicia’s idea and I was happy to give her the support and commitment that she needed. I work as a police liaison officer at Mossman Police Station. Basically my job is helping relations between police and the community.
My first memory of Alicia is her looks. She is a very beautiful person both outside and in. I guess you can say she is the whole package.
Our relationship couldn’t be better. We have been fortunate enough to build our own beautiful four-bedroom home here in Mossman. I work different shifts at the Mossman Police Station and we both work together to make sure we still have time for each other at the end of the day.
I love that Alicia is a wonderful mum to our girls and a kind-hearted partner. We agree that family time is quality time. We don’t agree on watching two games of football on Friday nights. I think I need to get my own TV.
She is not a morning person but she has the softest heart in the world. She is always positive and supports me 100 per cent in every decision I make.
My best memory is of my daughters being born. Alicia and my three girls are my world and I couldn’t imagine even thinking about the idea of an ending.
I remember once when she sneezed in front of me and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. We both couldn’t stop laughing. But she’s the boss and always has been.