A Global Pandemic forces Early Retirement, but what do you do when the borders are closed and your have moved out of your home…. in our case, you start an Epic Roadtrip of NSW.
And, once you finally reach your destination, and you are not allowed to travel overseas, you start reminiscing about those trips you did in the “Before Time”.
This is a travel blog, with hints and tips from our own experience. We are not sponsored by anybody, but see different experiences as enrichments to life because they are different!
Janny and Mike
Hi there! We are two fifty-somethings from England and The Netherlands, who have lived in Europe, Asia, the USA and now call Australia home. We love travelling, exploring and living in new places.
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When we moved here, we were impressed by the presence of a large studio loft above the car port. However, it’s decor imbibed the feeling of youth hostel dormitory crossed with a scandinavian sauna. Yes, that bad. It had good bones though; a nice rectangular space, 7 x 5.8 metres in size, and it was … Continue reading Highgrove Living; the ultimate loft
After having been grounded by a range of lockdowns and border closures for 18 months, we finally got our wings back. It is the end of winter, and we were overdue to head north for some warmer weather. Airlie Beach is a small coastal town in Northern Queensland. It was named after Airlie in Scotland … Continue reading Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays
We have both felt guilty after evicting our resident possum by removing its rather comfy dwelling from under our kitchen sink. Especially as the nights grew colder, and we had some serious unseasonable amounts of rain. We could hear our possum on the roof, and spot him on the powerlines across the road. Our neighbours … Continue reading Highgrove Possum Living
It has been an interesting time, with South East Queensland thrown into an extended lockdown we are back to working from home etc. Besides our daily take away coffee (supporting our local businesses), and our weekly grocery run, we have not left the house. Just as the renovations on the house are getting into a … Continue reading Highgrove Living, Lockdown Gardening
Well, the bathrooms are nearly done. Just need to replace the bidet hose connector in the guest toilet, and if possible get those vanity drawers better aligned. And finish painting… there always seems to be painting to be done. We both have a set of dedicated “painting clothes”. We continued painting of the bathrooms today. … Continue reading Highgrove Living; Mike is in his happy place
Well, we are getting to the end of our (Stage One) renovations. We have quite enjoyed living in our loft studio while the various trades have come and gone. As they start at 7 (or even earlier) this has allowed me to get up when I feel human, with Meisha curled up next to me, … Continue reading Highgrove living; bathroom renovations