If you’d have asked me three years ago where I’d be today, I’m sure my answer then would have been vastly different to what I’m about to say now.
Three years ago today, August 2, 2014, was the day I became Footloose and Fancy Free. The day I became de-shackled from the daily grind and free to do as I please, and no longer under any obligation to anyone who compensates me for my time, my talents and my technical skills.
What an incredible journey Dean and I had as we embarked upon our trip of a lifetime around Australia, how lucky we were to secure a suitable block of land upon our return, and how wonderful that we found an amazing construction company to build us our new home.
It seems unfair to summarise the last three years in above sentence. They were so much more than that, and yet, in a nutshell, that’s exactly what they were.
Of late, I’ve loved planning and planting out our new garden, and just for fun, here’s a photo of the first bottle brush on the bush I planted out the front. I took this photo on June 23, and not long after, this solitary flower withered and died.
This afternoon while watering the garden, I noticed the bush is loaded with masses of flower buds and I guess it with spring into life very soon. Bottlebrushes and Grevilleas go so well together.
Winter is almost over here, (unlike in Westeros) and most of the plants are emerging from their dormant period. The ferns are full of shoots, the lime tree is full of little baby limes, I’ve vines full of little green tomatoes, and we’ve already eaten our first home grown salad. I’ve noticed new flower buds and lots of new growth on many of the plants I’ve acquired.
I am looking forward to sharing photos of my garden in Spring. Not long now.