Sunday, August 9, 2009

Six Months

.......since the devastating Victorian bushfires raged through peoples homes and lives including our own.
It seems like much longer as so much has happened in that time.We no longer live at our beautiful TreeChange Callignee, although we do visit there almost every weekend. We have moved back to our townhouse in Melbourne where Ian has secured employment and we are quite settled. The main thing for us, is that we are now together again all the time, no time apart (did I mention that?) which is just great according to both of us.

We didn’t realise how much we were missing not being together during the week when Ian was living and working in the country and I was travelling to be with him on the weekend. From my point of view it was as though I was only really living on the weekends and just existing in this dreamlike half life during the week which I willed away to pass as fast as possible so I could be down in Callignee again. I could not get any energy to do more than come in from on the sofa then go to sleep.This doesn’t happen any more…I realised this the other night when I was happily cooking, playing with my camera, watching telly and talking with Ian all at the same time…..I realised that I was fully alive during the week nights again.

We still hope to either sell or rent out Callignee….we no longer feel the love for the vibrant place that once was. It is slowly turning green again but very slowly. The fire burnt so hot that under the trees is still bare of returning grass, and of course there are still all the blackened tree trunks.

We have our wonderful memories of our place and we hope someone else will someday see the beautiful place it once was.
Rest assured that I will still be blogging of our future adventures at Tree Change and also telling of our new adventures at a cute little beachside cottage that is coming our way.
Hope you enjoyed the above photos of the old TreeChange.

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Where are we?

Callignee is situated in the foothills of the Strezlecki 's in Gippsland, Victoria.