My apologies to you all for not posting sooner, but if you have ever moved a whole house mainly by yourself, you will understand how little time one has for simple pleasures like Blogger, FB, etc. Just checking emails took enough time to delay some unpacking.
It is a lot of hard work, sometimes very confronting when having to choose if you will take a certain item or not. I'm not sure if packing up a house after 30 years is harder than unpacking when downsizing to a smaller house or unit in my situation. Anyway it is all over with now, albeit there are still quite a few boxes in the garage, but the main stuff is out and 'sort of' in it's place. I have already moved things around after discovering they weren't in the best position!!
Where have I moved to? A small town called Lara, just the other side of Geelong, which is about 3/4 hr drive from Anglesea, BUT it now means I'm only 3/4 hr or so from the family in Melbourne. Most of the move was pretty well straightforward, but that skip that you see in the previous posting was not enough - I had to arrange for another one and I filled it as well!
I'm not sure about the population of Lara, I think it's safe to say bigger than Anglesea, but it still has that lovely friendly country feel about it which I love.
My garden of course is much much smaller - in fact there isn't much at all - I think the previous owner was not a gardener! The back is paved and although there is a small section along the back and side fence that is fully covered with a wood type of mulch. So glad I dug up some things from Anglesea, just have to work out which side of the back would suit them best. As my yard faces north it gets all the afternoon sun with just a few spots near the garage that are in the shade. Great for vegie patch and small fruit trees. (Note to self - must remember to get a lemon tree.....can't live without fresh lemons).
There are many places around and in Lara that are designated 'wet-lands' for nature flora and fauna, so 'fingers crossed' I can encourage some of it into my yard.
I hope you all forgive me for taking so long to post, but this should be remedied now I'm more organised! Thank you for your patience.
Take care, everyone,
ps - I'm going to have to change my banner and info...