I think one of the main things I have felt unsettled about is that this home is not in the bush. I love being surrounded by natural spaces and this place just feels a little like (well is) suburbia! I want the kids to grow up with a deep connection to a natural space. A place they know so well and get plenty of time to explore and experience.
Easy answer! Move to the bush!
BUT my job, Nathan's job and the kids school are all perfect. I love my job, the kids school is perfection and not one we will find else where and Nathan is really happy in his job.
So move just outside of Canberra!
Possibly, but do we really want to travel that far? The kids wont be part of their school community, the bush here is dry and not overly inspiring and it is very expensive. Also as the kids grow older I don't really want them driving long distances at night time or always at a mates place because their home is so far away.
So move to a trendy part of the city!
This would be good as it would fit out life style very well. We could have nature reserves on our door step and I would be bike riding distance to work and the kids to their school... we just need A LOT OF MONEY!
We decided to add another option to our roundabout of ideas... what about a holiday property? One that we would visit regularly, and spend most of our holidays at. It would need to be everything we were wanting if it was going to work... (and it gave me an excuse to look at some more real estate :))
Well for the first time it has just flowed. We looked at a few bad ones, which narrowed down our likes and dislikes and then we found one that looked like it was perfect... We chatted to the bank to see if we could afford it and we could... last step was to go and have a look and see if it stood up to our expectations....
AND IT DID!!! WE'RE IN LOVE!!!
We made a special day as a family to go and have a look. It had everything we wanted and more. It backs onto a National Park, is 200m to a STUNNING beach, has a large lake to Kayak through, is close to a supply town, is quiet and is covered in beautiful Australian forest.
So we made and offer.... and now we wait in anticipation...
Here are a few shots to share our vision with you :)
I'm sure you know I will keep you posted!!