Summer Hail


After a few warm Summer days, including a day where the temperature reached over 30 degrees Celsius, we experience a few days of  Winter temperatures. There was ice over the road, and hail stones falling,   Bring on the rain, I love it -water to fill up the dam and stop the undergrowth from drying … Continue reading Summer Hail

A large fast-moving grass fire…


Intellectually, I’ve known that life-changing events can happen almost randomly.  This idea became a crushingly clear reality over the last two days after a large grass fire swept through our area, burning at least 16 houses and 18 out-buildings to the ground.  The fire took hold some 500 metres or so away, on land across the … Continue reading A large fast-moving grass fire…

Boxes, Birds and Wood Fires


For a week now, we’ve been living in our new house among a sea of boxes.  Piece by piece, we unpack our old life and see how it fits with our new life.  Already we find that some loved items simply don’t fit into this (smaller) house.  We knew this would be the case.  Part … Continue reading Boxes, Birds and Wood Fires

House Naming Ceremony


It’s four weeks to go before we get the keys to our new house.  Sitting here at my desk in the sunshine with a coffee, it seems a long way away, but I know this four weeks will fly by. I want to prepare by doing or buying  things now so when we move in, … Continue reading House Naming Ceremony