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all things bright and beautiful

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Well hello!!

I'll be honest, as my little USB modem whirred to life for the first time this afternoon, I felt the relief of a junkie getting a hit. I didn't realize how plugged in I was until I was totally unplugged. I don't like it. I like the idea of meditating on a hilltop, but in reality I would suck at it. 

I'm a wired-up girl. 

And am now a happy one, plugged in, online. 

AND IN THE COUNTRY!!!!

*Long deep exhalation of breath*

No, the move wasn't smooth. The removalists needed an extra truck and the house we moved into was in a direly dirty state, and THAT from someone with a significantly low grime-odometer. But we're in the process of unpacking and getting the hang of the place, and honestly, we're thrilled to pieces.  

 

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 This, above, is my back gate. 

We have neighbours, and they are delightful. Again? Could we be that lucky?

 

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There's lots of exploring and for me, getting used to not having children permanently in line of sight.  

It's all very exciting. 

And now: cupcakes. First baking foray with this oven. Tilly's going to a birthday party for a little girl down the road tomorrow. Let's go see how this oven works, shall we?

xxx

 

22 Comments on “all things bright and beautiful

Catriona
January 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

you made it! Missed you. Although been a bit preoccupied with a bit of water up here.

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Catherine
January 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

It looks incredible – a dream, in fact!

I can’t wait to hear more about life in the country!

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Alex Nolan
January 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

If this were facebook I could click ‘like’ – but as it’s not, I can just say WOW! So excited for you all – and loving the cows and the fact that you’ve been in less than a week and Tilly is already going to a party – that wee little socialite!

Enjoy, Darling Fi, will catch up very soon xxx

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green ink
January 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm

It looks incredible Fi. I’m so excited for you as you start this new chapter with your family. Can’t wait to hear more! xx

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umatji
January 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

oh well done! Looks great. enjoy and take each day one at a time
x

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ginkotree
January 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

great fiona! your neighbours are the best! x

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lily boot
January 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Wow! It looks dreamy … and the south coast – oh how we love the south coast – especially the Bega Valley. We visit family in Merimbula regularly and my mum is moving there next year. We hope to follow in few years more. And we certainly couldn’t ask for nicer neighbours than those you have found. Oh I so look forward to following your adventures in the country! Long live flour topped kitchen benches.

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Renee
January 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Oh I agree…. With all that’s been said. It looks like an awesome adventure.

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Jo
January 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

It looks beautiful Fi. Well done on surviving the move. I’ve always found that you end up cleaning both the old and the new place when you move, it’s exhausting!

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Y
January 25, 2011 at 1:02 am

Looks awesome. So exciting!

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Nichole
January 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

Mooo….

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Angie
January 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

Well done surviving the move – I find moving quite stressful. And what a gorgeous place. Wow! So green at this time of year. Beautiful.A great place for kids.Does your Dh have to commute very far for work?

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rakster
January 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

yay 🙂 sounds like an adventure….

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Amanda
January 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Oh would you look at that green grass! Love it. Welcome back to the wired in world 🙂 We missed you. Hope the unpacking goes well, remember, just one box at a time!

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kellie
January 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Yay. I’m with you, I like being “wired”. Welcome back, glad you made it, and look forward to your new adventures

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innerpickle
January 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Following your cleanup… glad you weren’t washed out. Lucky we were on a hill!

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innerpickle
January 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thanks Lily, pictures of orange bench coming soon!

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innerpickle
January 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

And from the other side of the road: meh meh meh (or whatever noise goats make!)

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innerpickle
January 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

He’s commuting for a month, it’s a pain, but worth it!

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Deb
January 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

So thrilled for you, Pickle. I hope you all flourish in your new habitat. It’s near the sea too isn’t it – swoon! I can smell the salty air, the cows and something baking. luv Debx

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Tricia
January 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Sounds lovely! Your children are so so lucky. They are going to have a ball.

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alison@thisbloominglife
October 9, 2011 at 8:23 am

Thanks for the short-cut. Started in December so I got the build up. Will move forward now and then back again. Hubby having a jet-lag sleep-in so quick sneaky peak. Hope I’m not addicted, I think it’s seeing that gorgeous countryside so familar to me from visiting my grandparents. I always swore I’d live there one day but I think I might be firmly welded to here now so will live vicariously through your photos. Thanks again…

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