We moved here two years ago today. It was a beautiful Southern Highlands spring day – sunny with a light breeze – much like it is today.
The day started early as we packed our cars, mostly with bedding and plants, and parked them in the street to keep the driveway clear for the removalists. Once they arrived and set up their van, we were awed by their truck-packing prowess. Boxes that I had filled and couldn’t lift were easily carried by the removalists, even down the stairs. It reinforced my opinion that professionals are worth paying for.
We arrived at our new house and the removalists moved in all our boxes and furniture and then left. I took a wander around the garden – my garden – to investigate. I made the bed and unpacked the towels. We plugged in the router and, by the magic of technology, we were connected to the outside world. We slept well that night.
I am so grateful that we live here, in this beautiful part of the world. So fortunate.
And within our first week here, my Epiphyllum ‘Latest Love’, which had travelled here from my previous garden, bloomed. I took it as a sign that we would also flourish here.
Lynn Hewitt says
It is a really beautiful part of the country. My sister and family moved there 26 years ago and my parents( now deceased) moved there soon after. We are still frequent visitors , apart from lockdown. My sister , Margaret Connor,is a member of the Textile Fibre Group. Have you met them? They produce excellent exhibitions.
Do you remember when I was at the magazine and we had some quilt events at Mittagong RSL, Lynn? I recall you telling me about your sister and parents living here then. I think that’s when I first had the hankering to move out of Sydney.
I haven’t investigated the Textile Fibre Group yet (due to covid and all that involved). Will keep an eye open for their exhibitions – thanks.