Right, SO I have been missing from the blogosphere for a while and once again it's because LIFE yanked me aside FIRMLY and gave me and Mr I a good old SHAKE-UP!
Another huge life change is upon us and just in time for Spring - "new beginnings" which hopefully is a fabulous and positive omen!
Within an incredibly short time - frame we sold our lovely property in Nth West Tasmania and bought a new home in Fryerstown, about 10 minutes or so South of Castlemaine in Victoria.
Talk about a whirlwind...SHHHEEEEEESH
We have set ourselves a big challenge because we are both lovers of ye-olde stuff and things and now we have gone and bought ourselves a modern, flash, fancy, 5 yr-old home. We have always favoured the gnarled, worn, interesting, creaky, well-loved, character-laiden home with a history and here we are moving in to a place that's shiny and new, ready for us to make our mark.
Me, I'm not so much a fan of CHANGE, it challenges every part of me, but this time I'm actually REALLY looking forward to it. Well, Hmmm MOST of it anyway.
I AM looking forward to being back in Victoria and only an easy drive or train journey away from my heart-town of Melbourne, my children, my family & my friends.
I AM looking forward to discovering a new local community, one that I know is full of diversity and culture.
I AM looking forward to making our new place OUR home with all our stuff some-how squished in to it!
I AM looking forward to living off the grid in a fully solar powered home.
I AM looking forward to tweaking things to make them just right for us.
I AM looking forward to planting and nurturing a new garden and managing 3 & a half acres rather than the demanding 42 acres we are leaving behind.
The things that are making me anxious about our new adventure are these...
I'm NOT looking forward to being alone a LOT of the time, as Mr I will be working and staying in Melbourne most of the working week : (
I'm NOT looking forward to the HEAT...I detest the HEAT...I WILT & MOAN & GROAN & can NOT function in the heat and leaving my ideal climate here in Tasmania will be an extreme challenge.
I'm NOT looking forward to leaving behind our chooky-chooks and our gorgeous goat, Stumps, but at least we have found them loving new homes. Here they are...
Meanwhile...TA DA! Here is our crazy (for us) and EXCITING new home! These photos are with all the previous owners stuff...