Monday, 28 July 2008

More From The Past...

I thought that I'd share this old beauty with you - the first house we moved into after we left the city for the countryside. I knew that the decision to leave city life was the right thing when I came across this rental, set amongst 30 odd acres of lush green pastures overlooking the ocean on the far north coast of new south wales. Scarily similar looking to our house in Sydney (but a little more worn around the edges) - this old timber cottage felt like home as soon as we moved our things in. We stayed here for almost a year - and although the ghosts stirred on occasion -we found that living in this little cottage was a lovely entree into our new life. 


7 comments:

Leni and Rose said...

Oooh, it's gorgeous! What a lovely place to have lived...totally my style, love it!

Shannon Fricke said...

yes, it was a gorgeous place - a little chilly in the winter - but otherwise a great intro to country life.
sx

Primrose said...

I think you're really brave to have made that tree change. It's something I always dream of doing but at the moment it remains a dream. I devour all the country living magazines. I can imagine how quiet and spacious it must have seemed when you first went!

Shannon Fricke said...

Hi Primrose,
A little scary at first, to be honest. Living amongst all of that space takes some getting used to and I did feel very exposed for a while. But it's amazing how you find your rhythm after a while. Now I can't imagine having lived anywhere else.
sx

Jenny said...

I can't believe it is a rental property - I hope a lovely family moves in permanantly and fills its rooms with laughter.
Something tells me you may have spent warm evenings lying on that tramp, looking up at the stars! Am I close?

Shannon Fricke said...

We got sooo lucky here - the owners were heading to Europe for a year's travelling - which made for perfect timing for us. Many nights were spent looking at the stars - so many of them, there are, in the country sky. And much bouncing on that tramp during the day.... sx

paula said...

The place is perfect for a getaway for relaxation. Love to be there! Wish to have a vacation house like this! :)

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