This is actually near the head of the Shoalhaven River, but I am sure you get my drift. We bought fish and chips last week and sat by the river gazing out at the seagulls and the boats, and simply enjoyed our new style of office and its lack of politics. This boat ramp is about 4 minutes drive from the new Nest.
Emotional turmoil and moving house has seen the Magpie's Nest stress levels richochet right off the Richter scale, but the roller coaster appears to be putting on some brakes and coasting momentarily. One can only fervently hope, in every real sense of that word.
We hired a trailer today, and because we had the booking we vainly hoped that the torrential rain would give us a break, but it was not to be. Instead, we got wet, recycled rubbish of the botanical and dining setting kind, and felt a very strong sense of accomplishment, it being generally acknowledged that dogged persistence in pouring rain and mud is character building. Consider our characters built.
Many times I have questioned my sanity in the last five months. A week or so ago I felt that I was going to be forever 'camping' in the beach house, but slowly things are starting to take shape. We are very conscious that this is a lull as the DA for the renovated verandahs goes through the approvals process at the local council. When that happens we will be painting like mad, just ahead of the builders as they start erecting the new structures.
I haven't made time to make new friends as yet, and this may not necessarily be a blessing as support and distraction are known antidotes to stress. But who am I to consider the wisdom of the ages?
Thank goodness for technology and far flung old friends, including one who got me started on the beach hut path with my BijouxCeramicButtons.
Local stores in the coastal village of Gerringong promote the notion of beach by selling beach hut motif products. The top hanger is now in my kitchen, and the bottom one is in my friend's house. I have started making ceramic beach hut buttons for beach bunting for my new kitchen shelves to hide the joins; and other little beach hut 'objectnalia'.
Just loving my new studio here in the beach house.