Here I am, many months later, finally updating this blog. Sorry for the space – Winter was a bit funny this year. We moved a few times, had a bit of uncertainty, and then – ta da!
We’ve moved to the country 🙂 We’ve moved to a small country town of about 5000 people, just north of the town that we want to build the house in. It’s in the North Central area of the state we live, and it’s gorgeous.
Living in the country is great. Living in the country and working down in the city is a bit of a challenge. I’m away from home for more than 12 hours a day at the moment, something I really dislike. I’ve never managed to to live far enough away from where I’m currently working to have a long commute, but from my front door to my desk, it’s taking me 2 hours each way, 5 days a week. It’s a long commute. However, I have to admit, I do like the train ride! Getting up at 6am each day is absolutely killing me!! I wake up on the train at the moment, with some bread and jam, or peanut butter or vegemite, and a cup of coffee. I’m out of sorts without the coffee, so I’m pretty sure to take it every morning! And in the evening, it’s a delight to get on the train to come home. I get to read a book, or listen to a podcast and do some crochet (which currently is a friend’s baby blanket. The bub’s about a month old now, and I like getting the blankets to them by about 6 weeks, so I better get a move on!!), and I get to unwind from work!
The town’s just had a yearly festival, so it was the perfect time to move up. It’s the end of winter, and we started spring ‘officially’ 2 days after we moved. There are SO many daffodils up here it’s amazing. Of course, it was a ‘daffodil’ festival in the town, so that might have something to do with it!
I’m getting used to living away from the city, and I’m loving the small country town feel.