That’s right, I’m moving again! My lease has come to an end, so I have to be out by the beginning of April.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have just put a deposit on a property near Woodend and move there in May. So finally all my animals, my business and my things will all be in one spot.
I must say, it’s been an emotional roller-coaster. Six months ago I was running a thriving 440 acres property, surrounded by a wonderful community of people and my kids and grandchildren. Now I’m living in suburbia and my youngest child is moving into the city this weekend for work and it will be just me, my dog and cat in suburbia. Such a shock to the system!
I recently found a letter at the bottom of one of my draws from my father, it was written to me when I was 17. He was a letter writer, born in the 1920’s people were then. He expressed what I feel now, “The feeling of being a parent is such a special thing and I had it for such a short time…” So true. I know it sounds cliché, but sometimes I can’t believe they have all grown up and have their own lives.
My father’s letter goes on to say that “luck comes and goes and returns again. During my life I learned a few things, but the above statement is certain, maybe luck takes a different form, but return it will…for sure.”
He was an optimistic man, who I have taken strength from his memory this last year. He lost family, his home and his future through WW2 but rebuilt his life multiple times, always with positivity and optimism. It’s a shame none of my kids got the chance to remember him.
So now with optimism and a dash of fear, I’m going to take this opportunity of being an empty nester and homeless and go and explore Australia for 6 weeks before I move into my new place.
The online store will be on hold between the 5th April and 20th of May, but I will be back in May hopefully with many stories to tell!