Sunday, August 18, 2013


Hello! I’m back (did you miss me?) and I’m blogging from my new home!



It’s not very far from my old home and my friends, but there are some big and delightful differences and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you and showing you round the neighbourhood very soon.


The real estate agent delivered a welcome hamper the day after I moved in, which probably wasn’t too surprising but warmed my heart and made me feel very welcome nevertheless.IMG_5492

Here are just some of my wonderful girlfriends who helped me with last minute packing before just before moving day, then unpacking the essentials at this end, assembling my bed and installing the washing machine (clever Sandy), dog-sitting Chester, and cooking a hearty, welcoming casserole, along with a delicious cake and a slice.


They, and my thoughtful son, also arrived laden with flowers!IMG_5347


Day 4 - Fresh

Finally, kudos galore should go to the City of Sydney Council for this official welcome pack I picked up from the local library, with information on everything from safe bike riding, to responsible pet ownership for apartment dwellers, to zumba classes for seniors.

Don’t you just love the bright hand-painted pot that came with a packet of coriander seeds from the Green Square Growers!



It’s been almost 12 months since Boak left us but with this move I’m finally feeling more positive about the future and looking forward to settling into my new home – with Chester, of course!IMG_5386

Red rose Di


  1. what a welcome to the neighbor and such good helping girlfriends! you are lucky

  2. Best of luck in your new home, for a long and happy tenure......and to Chester too, of course!

  3. Wow Di quite a change of scenery for you! Hope you enjoy your new digs and so glad Chester could come too.

  4. Happy New Home!! It's great you've been getting such a great welcome, and lots of friends and flowers around you, and Chester of course.

  5. I remembered that you are coming up on the anniversary of Boak's death, and I'm glad you're living in a different place now. Your new home sounds so perfect for you. You certainly couldn't have been more warmly welcomed! What lovely gifties! I'm looking forward to your home tour, once all those boxes have been disposed of. Give Chester an ear scratch from me.

  6. So glad to hear the worst of the WORK is behind you. Flowers are just lovely to make table or counter seem like home. Looking forward to more blog posts and peaks at your life. I love senior Zumba, makes me feel so cool and with it.

  7. Everything looks and sounds good Di, I know you will settle in very nicely with your friend Chester by your side... BTW why does Chester have his collar half way down his body?

  8. How good is this?? Wonderful to see you being loved and cared for by these super girls and fantastic that you and Chester are feeling so welcome as you get to know your new neighborhood. We wish you every happiness, much love from us 3 girls xx

  9. A new step ahead for you Di, this is wonderful. I hope you will be exceptionally happy in your new home with Chester. Time to build new memories whilst keeping old ones close to your heart. What an amazing welcome you had and what wonderful friends and family. xx

  10. Congratulations, how exciting! By the way, Boak didn't leave you -- he's still there, in your heart, in your mind, and in your spirit! And the blessing is that one day you will se him again! God bless you in this new phase of your life. Much love, Lynne.


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