We have been in Donnybrook a year now and do not regret our decision to move out of Perth into a small country town. Donnybrook has ticked all the boxes for us. It has been a jam packed year moving house twice, never again, have decided I hate moving, I am a typical cancer. John had his surgery and has fully recovered and not looked back, certain things he cannot do ie lifting heavy things but healthwise he is great. My health is also great but then I have Johnson genes ie peasant stock. We have rented this lovely old house below for a year and have now got living in an old house out of my system, quite happy to have the mod cons now, also don't regret living in this quirky old cottage with its bountiful birds and even the skinks that lived under the house in summer and in the roof for winter. We where constantly amused by the cattle in the paddock outside the kitchen window. Now we see them across the highway on the hills.
I even like the fact everything wasn't finished when we moved in (still not) its like a whole new appreciation each something gets finished, like finally getting the power on after 10 days and we could get rid of all the extension cords snaking across the floor, and I could cook in the oven. Then getting the gas bottles and discovering how to use the elements. Going from view above to view below.
Thank you for following me on our building journey and will keep you up to date with living in the country and my garden efforts.
I wish you all the very best for 2015. Some family and friends have had a terrible year and I hope 2015 is kinder to you and those who had a good year hope that continues. Be kind to each other, treat those less fortunate with respect and understanding, be the very best you, you can, peace and happiness
From Down in the valley