News­reader Am­ber Sher­lock loves sun, sand and sea

Mak­ing waves is just as much fun as mak­ing news for this TV pre­sen­ter

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The Sher­locks were happy liv­ing in Bal­moral, but a two-bed­room apart­ment makes for a tight squeeze when you have two chil­dren who love to ex­plore.

Am­ber says liv­ing a stone’s throw from the beach def­i­nitely had its charms, but as a mum to Piper, 6 and Zachary, 3, she knew the fam­i­lymily would soon need a big­ger place to call home.e

So they made the move to nearby Mosman. n. With the beach still rea­son­ably close and a back­yard for the kids to kick around in, Am­ber­ber has found her happy place, away from the de­mands of the newsroom.

The 1930s three-bed­room Fed­er­a­tion semimi was in fairly good nick when they moved in, but Chris has made sub­tle im­prove­ments, tack­lingng land­scap­ing jobs on the prop­erty.

Am­ber says the fam­ily has a real affin­ity for the beach, but Mosman has given them an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the parks and lo­cal green­ery.y.

“We didn’t want to move too far away fro­mom the beach and we al­ways head down there on the week­ends, but we also love the vil­lage vibe inn Mosman,” Am­ber says.

Not that she even has to leave home to ap­pre­ci­ate na­ture’s beauty.

“I love this gar­den and the frangi­pani tree,” e,” Am­ber says.

“I have a lit­tle ta­ble and chairs where I can sit un­der the tree and think ev­ery­thing g is just fine.”

Am­ber will be able to en­joy her lo­cal sights hts for a great cause when she takes part in this year’s Humpty Dumpty Bal­moral Burn on May 28. 8. The event helps raise money for the Humpty Dump­tyumpty Foun­da­tion to pur­chase much-needed and, of­ten life­sav­ing, med­i­cal equip­ment for chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals and health ser­vices across Aus­tralia. ia.

Lad­der This is from my hus­band’s fam­ily farm in Manilla in north­ern NSW. Chris thinks it may have been from the sheep eep yard but now w it’s kept near the e study nook.

Frangi­pani tree It’s about 50 years old and when it’s flow­er­ing there is pink ev­ery­where. Ev­ery­one al­ways com­ments on it.

BBeachh ttrol­leyll WhenWh theth kid­skid were smaller we needed some­thingso to take their stuff down­dow to the beach. The kids would climb on it and we would have to drag it across the sand.

Shells They re­mindremin me of be­ing­bein by the beach, even­eve when I am not able to be. I have col­lected them throughthrou our trav­els and they just just­mak make me happy.

Horse sculp­ture My par­ents-in-law picked it out for us. We both love horses and we love the Snowy Moun­tains — we got mar­ried there, so it fits in with our life’s theme.

Jew­ellery box Chris made this when he was much younger, maybe in pri­mary school. I just re­ally love it. I use it for all my jew­ellery.

Hang­ing light This light ties into the beach theme and cre­ates at­mos­phere. It sits on the bal­cony out­side so we have a beau­ti­ful out­door area to en­joy meals.

Bal­moral Beach paint­ing My hus­band is very cre­ative. It’s acrylic on wood. We wanted a paint­ing to fit in with our colours and couldn’t find any­thing, so he made this.

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