Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


If you read my last two posts you would know that we are selling our house and moving into a retirement village. This wasn't a simple decision but took weeks of deliberating. It looks like we have a buyer and we will be moving at the end of March. This is where we are going:

Saturday, February 4, 2017


We were invited to the Chinese New Year celebrations at Elements Lifestyle Living, the village where we hope to move to soon. It was a fun night, with the lion dance and delicious food. We met some of our future neighbours. Everyone was very friendly.
 The lion tries to eat one of the party goers. The party was held in the Activities Hall. Friends and family were welcome especially grandchildren. They had a special area, fun, food and games.

The lions like to be fed a red donation envelope.

 Bill feeds the lion but then the lion attacked him and gobbled his head.

 Bill thought it was funny.

 The children enjoyed feeding the dancing lions.

 It was great entertainment.

I'm not sure of the significance of some of the actions. The lions had to reach up high to eat a suspended cabbage and here the lion presents a banner to another character. I guess I should research this. But I have packing to do.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


I have been kept away from blogging with making a life changing decision and its consequences. Sorry for the absence and there will probably be more. I must also add here that my Facebook account was hacked and almost my iPhone, so I have deactivated my Facebook account.

Anyway back to the scary decision we have made. We have decided after months of indecision to sell our family home and move into a retirement village. It wasn't easy. We love living here, we love our house but it was getting too much for us to look after. Hiring help was getting expensive so we are moving on to an easier place to manage, that is if we can sell our house for the right price.

Here are the photos taken by the real estate people:

The house is surrounded by gardens with wildlife visitors: (my photos)

Does anyone want to buy it?