Where to start....an update.
A year ago I was put in the position of having to sell my home, well established food garden and bee hives. Painful to say the least, especially as the agreed trigger to sell was the passing of my last two dogs.
As I owned only half of the house there was never going to be enough left over to buy another house....even if I could get another loan at my age I simply didn't want a mortgage hanging over my head.
Rent? (Expensive and would…Continue
While I'm staying at Armstrong Creek for this extended period of house sitting it has given me the opportunity to explore the region when I have the time at weekends. This weekend my sister was staying over and I wanted to go check out the Phoenix Sculpture Gardens at Mt Glorious run by Graham and Margit Radcliffe.
Graham is an incredibly talented sculptor and also a painter. They have a property at the top of Mt Glorious…Continue
During my week long stay in Alice Springs I have gone from sceptic to admirer of this area. The town is friendly, artistic and vibrant with a real community feel and all the amenities you could want.
Population in 2017 approximately 29,000 (Bureau of Statistics).
In summer average temperatures range from 20 - 35°C and can soar to around 40°C. January is the wettest month with around 40mm (1.5") of rainfall, however the climate is considered dry and…Continue
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This is the most incredible park - like a combination of Australia Zoo and the best native botanic garden rolled into one. We stopped and chatted with one of the horticulturalists doing some new planting and it was mind boggling the amount of planning that…Continue