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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEATURE -

Aaron Port & Ali­cia Sheldrick

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.

Aaron Port

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.

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