When we got married, 11 years ago soon, we knew we wanted to stay close to family and friends, even though we both had quite a commute to work. This, I have found, is quite typical of people who live in 'The Shire'. So what is the appeal, apart from family? Well, we are very much in a quiet suburb, yet there is a large Westfields only a couple of minutes drive away. Another little shopping centre, a couple of minutes in another direction, has a lovely village feel which I have come to depend on and love -particularly since having a family. We are only a 10minute drive to the lovely Cronulla beaches and easy access to the Port Hacking waterways is at the end of the street where my children go to school.
Where would you live if you didn't live where you do now? My answer to that question...somewhere on Qld's Sunshine Coast. Could I move my whole life there? Well, I think about it very often. Not sure. Have you/could you move interstate?
We ventured to the beach yesterday actually. Even though it was quite windy, it was a nice outing and as we live so close, you don't feel like you need to head out for 27 hours just to make the effort worthwhile.
This is the bay side of the beach rather than the surf side - nice to have the option. Much quieter over here and more restful for me as I don't have to watch the kids as closely.
After the beach I went to the Domayne warehouse to pick up the sunlounge we'd purchased the day before...I love lazing on a sunlounge by the pool reading a good book. Below is the one we bought (just one for now). I did look at those really low ones - the ones without legs if you know what I mean, but even though the one I tried was really comfy, getting up and down is a nuisance.
I wasted no time making myself comfortable!!
Hmm, the second I moved the kids pounced!
I had a few extra kids here playing and swimming with mine today. It was one of our hottest days this Summer so the pool got a real workout...love it. I took the Christmas tree down and packed everything away for another year. I barely sat all day, so that combined with bootcamp this morning, means my legs and feet are aching tonight!
That's all to report tonight. I am getting a couple of hours to myself tomorrow - can't wait! Next week is super booked up with the kid's play dates - typical!