and we have moved

But if you’re on my facebook or instagram then you probably already knew that. Here is the very first picture I took once we had settled and we were killing time waiting for the keys. It is quite a change from our little suburban block where the play area was cement and gated in…..and I’m not sure who is loving it more here – the adults or the kids.

Photo: So exciting! We are in.... Sort  of still waiting for the key

and here is our first morning, with coffee in hand I sat outside and saw 3 cute bunnies (and yes as someone kindly pointed out I know they won’t be too cute once we have some veggies going), 2 wallabies and lots of birds. In fact I can hear the birds all day long and it’s just heaven.

I have a favourite saying from St Augustine ‘Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you’ and it’s kind of how I feel about this place. And all of the places we’ve bought and sold have led us to this. The one place where I can say hand on heart that I never want to leave. We have so much space, it is so quiet, it is so beautiful and it is all ours (and the bank … if you want to get technical). We’ve had the dream for a while  and it meant leaving all of our family and friends and taking a big risk. But I know that it’s worth it and if you could come and have your coffee here in the morning then I’m sure you’d agree with me.

Now of course there are some adjustments to be made – it is no longer a 2 minute trip up to the shops for some pizza or milk, I don’t think you’ll hear us say I’m just ducking up the road for 5 minutes, mobile and internet reception on our phones is not what we’re used to and we’ve been walking through the house trying to get the best spots, the ants are huge – I went out last night to put some shoes out and they are about 5 times the size of the biggest ants I’m used to.So we have a lot to learn but we are happy to learn and loving every minute of it. Ok except for the unpacking. I am not loving the unpacking.

I look forward to sharing more pictures and more experiences from our new home with you………….just as soon as I have seen a few more boxes unpacked. You should see my sewing room………….it’s wall to wall boxes and was actually just a joke with the removalists because so many boxes just seemed to be heading to the sewing room.


  1. Sarah (Splish Splash Designs) says:

    It looks so lovely and peaceful. Just beautiful!

  2. Congratulations, it looks so wonderful :)

  3. Oh it looks lovely Corrie. I am so excited for you. The birds and the insects are such a lovely background noise aren’t they? :)

  4. Oh Corrie it looks so perfect! I’m sure you will all be so happy and settled there. What an amazing place to raise a family.

  5. Congratulations Corrie! We moved to 4 acres nearly 6 months ago & I love every minute of it. I’m very jealous of your gardens, that is yet to come for us! Happy unpacking in your new home x

  6. I must admit I am so jealous of your move….. and the sense of peace you must feel being there. The air must be amazing!! Can’t wait to see the pictures that you share.

  7. Oh my goodness look at that window seat! It looks perfect, I can’t wait to see more. Happy unpacking!

  8. Wendy Forster says:

    Woo hoo, it looks amazing. Soon you’ll have chooks and gumboots. And less time in the car for the school run. Enjoy. X

  9. HI Corrie,

    I’m in shock. you’ve just recently refurbished your whole new home and now you’re moving again????
    Wow :)

  10. All that green Corrie!!!! It looks heavenly! Congratulations on realising your dream xx

  11. It looks absolutely lovely. Congrats and enjoy!

  12. Wow! It is stunning! So very beautiful and what a view to enjoy your coffee in the morning. So happy for you x

  13. Wonderful news ! It looks amazing. I can feel the serenity from here :) Corrie your family is going to flourish. Enjoy !!

  14. It looks lovely. I can’t wait to see all the fun you will have getting it just how you want it.

  15. What a truly beautiful spot in the world, and it’s all yours! Glad the move has gone well (unpacking can wait!), look forward to reading about your new adventures!

  16. Gorgeous and green! I’m looking forward to seeing more photos!

  17. Congratulations Corrie may your new home be filled with many wonderful memories to be had with your family. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful home.

  18. Would love to buy a house with land over here in the UK. Enjoy the space – looks amazing.

  19. It looks beautiful and so peaceful Corrie. The kids are going to love all that space and greenery. Looking forward to reading about your gardening adventures!

  20. It looks amazing Corrie and so exciting your dream for space and country has come to fruition. I bet it’s an inspiring place for getting your crafter going too!!!! Where are you? It looks so lush. A tip that works a treat for us – invest in a chest freezer – the best thing we have done in the country as I keep loads of extra gf bread, flour etc in it as well as milk and butter -all the staples that you tend to run out of – and as it isn’t 5 minutes up the road to get replacements -it’s liquid gold having it all stored away.

  21. Christie says:

    Sometimes you don’t know that your heart has been restless until you find that place of rest and let out a big sighhhhhhh.. This is going to be great for your family with plenty of room for everyone….looking forward to your new ‘slow’ and enjoying country life!

  22. Congratulations, Looks fantastic, it’s going to be like your on holiday everyday. I would love to have that view sipping away on my cuppa every morning. Looking forward to seeing some more pic’s of your lovely new home :)

  23. Oh it looks soooooo amazing!! Congratulations Corrie and Justin and I hope you settle in quickly (maybe you have already!) and you get used to having no shops up the road. Your Escape to the Country has happened and I’m so very, very happy for you! Can’t wait to see more pic’s when you have time! xx

  24. It is BEAUTIFUL! I am absolutely thrilled for you and your family. I can feel the peace and serenity from here!

  25. Congratulations for joining the tree changers club lol. We love our little bit of country and the birds and nature that you miss in a built up area. When we first got here we would be driving around and seeing all the kangaroos and our daughter would get so excited, now it’s more like ‘whatever’. People who live further out of town complain that the roos and rabbits eat there garden but just quietly I still get excited at seeing either. I’m sure you will enjoy it for years to come.

  26. Looks amazing in your new spot. With our growing family we are putting our home on the market in the next few weeks to be on the move (moved) before baby number two starts to slow things down.

  27. Beverley Priest says:

    Aaahh Corrie, all that greenery it looks so fresh and it looks as though the kidlets will love having all that space, cannot wait to see more pics, in the meantime enjoy your unpacking.

  28. Welcome to the country! You will love it. Strange to think I was living in London 6 years ago and now I’m a gumboot wearing country girl feeding chooks and growing vegetables. xo

  29. Yourview looks like heaven! We moved from the city to the snowy mountains and it’s true – the ants are massive and wait till Summer there will be thousands of them. You get use to not be able to pop down to the shops and internet cost a bundle. But you get fresh air, you don’t have to lock your car or doors and you have so much space and freedom.

  30. Congratulations on your move with children! My worst nightmare is packing up my house! But as you know it will be worth it and the adventure is only beginning! It will be interesting in years to come to see how many of your darling children will actually remember the previous houses. I know mine can’t remember things I thought they would and they remember things I thought they wouldn’t!
    Take care of yourself in this busy time,

  31. Congratulations Corrie, have really enjoyed seeing the new place. Take care now and enjoy your new homes, what wonderful memories you will be creating for the children , boxes can wait a few weeks.

  32. Wonderful…love living in the country…we will get back there one day…enjoy each new moment…so thrilled for you living your dream x x x

  33. your own little bit of heaven…… what a beautiful place to wake up to and bring up kiddies.
    Looking forward to reading more, thanks for sharing

  34. anne seery says:

    Looks absolutely glorious Corrie…….what a wonderful environment for the entire family. I’ve no doubt you’ll all thrive in such an environment (Grandad would have absolutely loved wandering around there with a book in one hand and a caro in the other xx) May your lives be blessed there ♥

  35. Such a beautiful place !

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