We moved exactly a week after I retired at the end of May. It was a big move at this stage of our lives, but we have moved many times since we married. Most of those moves were in different countries!
Anyway, it has been over 4 months since we moved to Canberra. We arrived in the middle of Canberra's winter which was very cold and some nights the temperature was below zero and icy in the mornings. Luckily the house is warm and comfortable.
We bought some new furniture, but most of the furniture we already had. Some of it is our treasured furniture we brought back from the Middle East. It's important to be surrounded with familiar things. Apart from setting up our new home, I joined the gym, the ACT Basketry and the Canberra Quilters.
We have visited some local music events, galleries and drove down to the South Coast a couple of times as well.
I'm keeping up the online workshops with India Flint. I'm trying to get back to finishing many quilt projects I have started over the years. Already I've started a couple of new projects too!
It is now late Spring in Canberra. We went through lovely Spring blooms right here on our street and throughout Canberra. Yes, we are settled in well here in our new home and city. We get to help with our grandchildren on a daily basis and some weekends too.
|Icy flakes from car window|
|Family room in the early days|
|Old bar stools in new kitchen|
|Music event at the German Club|
|First basket made at ACT Basketry|
|Dyeing as part of online workshop|
|Finishing one of the quilts I started in Melbourne|
|Twenty-Five squares bag|
|Playing in my new Treehouse studio|
|Altered and dyed jacket for online workshop|
|Nearby walking track|
|Our beautiful street in Spring|
We have also started building on a block of land we bought 7 years ago on the South Coast of NSW. It could not have happened at a better time. We are now only 2 hours drive from Canberra. We won't get much done before Christmas though. Patience is the name of the game.
I have many more photos to share with you on the next post. So don't give up on me!
Until next time