Saturday, June 8, 2013

A home in the country

The pace here is slower in the South Burnett, and we like it.
People seem in less of a hurry and have more time for a chat.
Everyone from sales assistants to librarians seem to get an abridged version of our life stories pretty quickly and are interested too.
I notice drivers stop at the school crossing – even if the lollipop person isn’t on duty. They let you in, whilst driving, or acknowledge you when you do the same to them.
At one of the local medical specialists, you pay the out of pocket gap – not his total fee. Then he waits for the cheque to come from from medicare for the rest. So you’re not hit with that horrid initial upfront fee, then having to wait at Medicare to get the rest back.
Of course, getting in to see a GP can be a challenge – rural doctors are in high demand -  but we’ve managed it so far.
And there’s the space. The roads are wider. The parks are quieter. We still feel spoiled at home, where as we unpack, we are finding places to put everything.
We have a kitchen big enough to enjoy cooking in again.
Somehow, our routine is less busy, less rushed. We seem to have more time in every day.
I don’t know how the country worked that magic, but it has.
Perhaps it’s the fact that we’re not sitting in traffic so much, rushing from one appointment to the other, from one side of Brisbane to the other. Everything is so much closer now.
 Perhaps, could it be, we are just happier?
The view certainly helps …

We just have to wander outside to feel instantly at peace 

A kitchen we can cook in ...

With room for all!

A place for everything 

Everyone in the family is at home!










10 comments:

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Sounds idyllic Bron.

Anne xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Welcome to my world Bron, I know you will fit right in my lovely friend x

Marita said...

I'm so glad :)

Char said...

You've found home. I'm so glad you're loving it.

Deborah Avery said...

Happy for you

Maxabella said...

Just the quieter pace alone would do it for me. Time for a chat, as you say. That glorious view is just the icing on top. x

Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm so glad that you're settling in well Bronnie! It sounds like you feel right at home :D

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Great to hear you all settling in you seem so much happier in your blog & postings on twitter

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

allison tait said...

Glad to see such a happy post! Thanks for Rewinding.

Lisa Wood said...

What an ideal place to live in :) Would love the space around for the kids to play in, and the kitchen sounds great!