Hi and welcome to everyone clicking through from Down to Earth! You've caught us an at exciting time, as we prepare to move into our new home (and life) in mid-December.
To tell you a bit about ourselves, we're a 30-something year old couple with a young daughter and we currently live in Brisbane.
For years now, we've dreamed about being able to move outside the city to a bit of land. We always came up against the same hurdles - the need to be near town for our work and the high cost of land.
After we had Lucinda, the urge only got stronger. Recently, Dan changed jobs and now works west of Brisbane, an area where - luckily - property is a lot cheaper than the areas we'd been looking in north of town.
We started hunting around and, many months later, found the property we're now buying.
Our first priorities in this project revolve around the main house and getting it liveable as soon as possible, while we live in the one-bedroom cottage (the old local schoolhouse).
Eventually, we want to restore the main house to be the grand old home we think it deserves to be, but time and financial restrictions have other ideas. It won't be finished for a while.
We also want to get the land ready for animals, veggie and herb gardens and play areas for Lucinda. Dan needs to get the shed fixed up for his tools, we want to re-build the rundown chicken coop and better retain the soil around the creek to guard against future flood damage.
I won't go through too much more of our story now, as it's there on the top of the page, conveniently titled 'our story'.
If you want to find the follow buttons, they're up there too.
We're about to head away for the weekend to the beach to celebrate together before the tsunami of things that need to be done touches down next week.
I will sit down then and have a good reading session of all the new blogs I've discovered today already.
Have a great weekend, all.