Monday 15 September 2014

First Post

Welcome to my blog.  I had intended to start this 16 months ago, when we left Australia, but it took a bit longer to happen. Oh well better late than never!

We have been here just over a year and have learnt a lot in that time.
  • The people in this country are generally very friendly and want to help you if they can.
  • It doesn't rain as much as every Australian thinks it does.
  • You can have weather for four seasons in one day.
  • You don't have to have lots of possessions to survive, we came with 2 small suitcases.
When we arrived we spent a few weeks travelling around the country seeing where we liked the look of, before trying to find a rental.  Even though we could see a lot of empty bungalows, we couldn't find one to rent.  This went on for several months, until we met a lovely B&B owner Edna.  We told her of our current situation and she said she would put her thinking cap on.
We went out for the day and that evening Edna told us that her husband was out walking and her cousin (who she hadn't seen for 2 years) drove past.  He told the cousin about us, and the fact that we were wanting somewhere to rent and her and her husband came in to meet us.  They took us to see their vacant bungalow nearby and it was absolutely perfect. About a month later we moved in.  We thought it was very serendipitous, the way we ended up here, as it was about a 2 hour drive from where we were looking before.
We have been here a year now and the views from the house change every day.  I think I waste a lot of time looking at what's going on in the fields, hedges and sky!
The house is on a narrow road in the countryside and is generally quiet, but at this time of year there seemed to be more tractors on the road than cars.

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