A smug Noosa selfie
Anyone out there?
A big hello to anyone who might be reading this.
No I didn't fall down a mine shaft....Fancy that!
Where the bloody hell have I been you ask?
Life. I have just been living.
Here is the long story short version to fill you all in.
I left you in a rather unmotivated state about my thoughts on gardening throughout winter and then
we began our five week house sitting stint out at the farm whilst Cams parents went away at the beginning of July. Which was now over four months ago. What the?? My how time flies!!!
We then tail ended that with a two week holiday in Noosa once again and it was fabulous.
Distant memories now. Did you know last year when we went away to Noosa, we left freezing winter and returned to Spring and warmth and sunshine. We have been back a good six weeks now and Im still waiting for warm weather.
What is with this wind? Definitely over it!!
Oh and then of course when we got back home, we moved house. Fun Fun Fun with a capital F...for @$%*!! ha ha....
No it really wasn't that bad. With the assistance of my parents and a good many trailer loads over the course of two weekends we moved into our new abode here at the farm.
Which by the way I am absolutely loving so much. The scenery is beautiful and we have so much space indoors and outdoors. So much room in fact that my lounge room now can go un-vacuumed for days on end because the kids hardly go in there anymore. I know!! Its life changing... HA!!!
The cleaning of the old house has been the life sapper. Seriously, cleaning a house for potential renters, which we have moving in soon is the worst. Cam has pleasantly reminded me many times. 'Dont worry too much, they'll just trash the place anyway.' His blunt way of saying they wont care for this house as much as I did basically. Sigh!!
Anyhow, I have dusted and wiped skirting and door frames and inside draws and cupboards. All between kinder pick ups and drop offs and swimming lessons and the rest, all with the kids in tow.
We got the carpets cleaned and its come up a treat. I figured the better state we leave the house, the better it is for us when its time for the renters to move out and bring it back to this present state. Well that's the plan anyway.
That house holds precious memories for me too. Its where I first lived when I ventured here to be with Cam and its where I brought all my babies home. Lots of special memories so I can't help but care a bit for that precious house of ours in the middle of town.
Now we are four weeks in at the farm and I feel we are getting very much settled and adjusting to life here out of town. Getting out the door on time for kinder has been the biggest challenge so far as well as making sure I have money for the extra fuel that my car now requires to travel in and out of town, sometimes numerous times a day. Thank goodness the trip is only 20 minutes and absolutely no traffic!
I have a dishwasher, (life changing!) an open fire place where I am sitting in front of right now drinking coffee (it was wine last night) and typing away. I have beautiful views of the hills, a waterway and a myriad of birds to watch and listen too. Currently a family of magpies is keeping us very entertained in the backyard as well as a family of swans out on the water. Ive already started my gardening ventures, which I am really enjoying so far and with a blank canvas, Im hoping at least a few of my 1000's of ideas come to fruition. Its just so nice to potter away and see already things in the garden starting to take shape.
I dug up so many plants from the old house in town, I had no choice but to start gardening so as to find new homes for these said plants. These details I will have to save for another post. I have been taking photos which I plan to share very soon.
Finally we have some decent Internet and Im not chewing through the data on my phone. Yikes!! Ive finally set up the new router in the office so that I can sit here away from the study in front of the open fire and type away. Yay to WIFI!!
Its unbelievable that we are still needing to collect so much wood to keep warm. Winter just hasn't seemed to disappear yet in these parts. Im not complaining though because it is just so nice to sit here and stare at a fire I tell you!
In all honesty, I haven't missed blogging. Whilst it certainly has been good having lots of my free time back really the only thing I have missed routinely is checking in on some other of my favourite bloggers.
With new beginnings comes lots of new stories of course and I can't wait to share some more about life here at the farm and especially my gardening adventures alongside the running of the vineyard and cows.
The kids are all happy and well too I thought I might add. Except for a few coughs and colds doing the rounds they are just loving living here too. You might see a little bit less of them here on the blog from now on but they will certainly be here in the background doing their usual things...
Ive been hesitant to start back here thinking about how Id reenter the blogging realm after a fairly long stint away from the screen. What am I going to write about now? Should I have a plan? What will people want to read? What about all the social media etc?....And whilst some things will probably change here in this space, mostly though; You know what? I dont even really care.
All I really have to do is just start. Right?
So start again I will.
Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers to new adventures!!
Whats been happening with you?