Monday, 5 December 2011

A Little Bit About Me...

Kat, from Diary of a Flutter Kat, is hosting Nosey Parker in the Neighbourhood and I thought I might join in so you could find out a little bit about me and my little corner of the world.

I live in a semi rural district on the outskirts of Sydney, NSW, Australia.


We are close enough to Sydney, to allow us to conveniently travel in when we want to, but far enough away, that we can enjoy the lifestyle that a semi rural district offers. Here are some pics showing the views from both the front and back of our property, taken at different times of the day and in different seasons.








The houses where we live are detached, as the properties are on acreage, so there is plenty of room. Our block is just under an acre, but it is not uncommon for home owners to have 5 or 10 acre properties. The farms, as you can see in the photos, are of course, much larger than 10 acres. We are fortunate, in that our neighbours to the front and the back, live on farms. They take care of our magnificent views. 

The house blocks that are closer to, or in the actual town, are smaller, but most of the houses are still detached. There are some that are semi-detached. In the next town, there are a few flats with three storeys, but these are in the minority.

We built out of the town, to enable us to have a little more land. We like the space and this also enables us to have lots of gardens. I divide most of my spare time between sewing and gardening. Here are some pics of our garden.



We used to keep chooks to provide us with eggs.

Clearing weeds to create new gardens.




There is no shortage of things to see and do if you live in or near Sydney. Here are a few pics of places we've visited. 

Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens in the Blue Mountains...

Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens in the Blue Mountains...

Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens in the Blue Mountains...

Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains...

Remains of convict built road between Sydney and Newcastle...

Hunter Valley Gardens about 2 and a half hours north of Sydney...

Terrigal Beach about 1 and a half hours north of Sydney...

Grand Pacific Drive about an hour south of Sydney...

The view from our accommodation on an overnight visit to Sydney...

We depend on cars to get around. We are too far out of the town to walk and the public transport system is not very good. There are buses that go between the towns, but they are few and far between. Closer in to Sydney, public transport becomes more reliable and is therefore used more.

I've enjoyed sorting through photos, choosing the ones to show you. I hope you've enjoyed your little glimpse into my world...

Diary of a Flutter.Kat

13 comments:

  1. I love reading this..thank you very much for sharing, Pam.
    What a great area you live in..very peaceful :)
    I have never been to Australia but plan to visit one day.
    BTW, do you take any application for a maid? I would like to apply ;)

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  2. Wow, so green and peaceful. My blood pressure went down looking at the lovely scenery and gardens. I love the stone path in your garden. You are very lucky! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your area. I've never been to Australia - hopefully one day... *daydreaming...*

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  3. I linked up to nosy parker too!

    http://www.sewlavie.com/2011/12/bit-about-me-too.html

    Keren

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  4. Some beautiful scenery! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Looks like you have a beautiful life! I would love to visit Sydney some day. My husband is in the military and we live in the New Mexico desert but my be moving next June to Maui! Thank you for following my site! I'm following yours as well!

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  6. What a loooovely garden & surroundings you have there Pam! Thanks so much for the tour, it was very tranquil :)
    You should host a sewing retreat at your place LOL... xx

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  7. It's fun living in place with those kinds of animals and the trees around. For sure it's very relaxing.

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  8. Thank you very much! That well that you have liked.
    It is a mud of dried to the air cut with cutters of cookie, and the relief I have done it pressing with a piece of crystal.
    That you have nice garden, it is a backwater of tranquility where to walk and to sew with easing
    Happy Christmas.
    Núria.

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  9. So nice to get a glimpse at your side of the world! I looks very beautiful :-)

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  10. Thankyou for sharing, it looks so lovely and peaceful :)

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  11. Wow, Pam you live in the exact type of place I would love to move to. Actually Scott and I have dreamed about moving to Tasmania for many years now. Maybe one day, when the kids have grown a little bit :-) But you have the best idea: a smaller block surrounded by larger blocks. Works out cheaper with less maintainance with all the benefits of a large property. Thanks for sharing, it keeps my inspired ♥

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  12. What beautiful pictures, all that green! Your garden is just beautiful! I lived in Australia for 4 years when I was a girl, we were in Western Australia on the NW Cape. I treasure my memories of our time there. :) Thanks for the glimpse into your world!

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  13. Wow!! That's a nice place to live:) my family too like living in such places out of hustle and bustle of city life but we don't stand a chance to relocate because of job profiles.Maybe, after retirement we can plan.

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