Saturday, 13 August 2011

Life in Wowan

I really don't know why it has taken me so long to write this post.  The boxes have been unpacked and the house looking like a home since 3 days after we moved in.  Perhaps it's just enjoying the relaxed lifestyle.

A move of any sort is a stressful time, even if it is one you are looking forward to.  But I'm not going to focus on the negative - I'm going to share all the great things we've experienced in Wowan and share some pics.

Having lived on 5 and a half acres in Maryborough, we are not used to knowing neighbours or seeing traffic pass our front door.  Our boys are loving the fact that we can see the highway from our home and often throughout the day we will hear one of the boys call out "wide load coming" and they all race to the window (or the front gate if we are downstairs) and wait for it to pass.  Funny boys.

Another plus for them is having a boy live next door of the same age.  His dad is the local Police officer.  Their new friend comes over most days to play or jump on the trampoline.  It's nice.

I feel really settled here now.  Routine is happening, school and learn-to-read lessons are back in full swing and there is a calm to our days, which is lovely.  Our new home is large enough for our needs (the envy of the other government workers in town), and bright and clean.  We can see the sun rise from our kitchen window and there are lovely country views.  The towns people are very friendly.  I don't think I've even had a chance to say "I'm Amanda, the new ambo's wife".  People just say hello and ask how we are settling in.  When we walk to the post office to collect our mail, we rarely get to use our key at the post box, as the postmistress has heard us coming and is on the front steps with our mail ready for us.  I love that about small towns.

So, here are a few photos of life for us here in Wowan.

Front of our house.  The bottom left is the reliever's quarters, bottom right is the ambulance station and above is our home.

Lounge (combined with dining, which is next shot).  It is a lovely large room which allows the morning sun to stream in.  Behind the large bookshelves is the kitchen and breakfast area.

The dining / school table.  Nice and warm on these cold mornings.

The Ergon workers did not realise they would have an audience when they were testing poles in our street. 

The lovely view from our back porch.  Hard to really capture the beautiful colours in this shot.

Blessings from Wowan,

1 comment:

  1. Wow, nice home and some countryside views too. Glad to hear you unpacked and settled in quickly. I hope everything continues to go well.

    May I ask a question? What do the locals think of you homeschooling? I have always wondered if the locals in a small town would resent someone who doesn't put their children in the local school so it can keep up good numbers for funding.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW