12 months

It’s been 12 months today since we moved into our house. Since we started a new life. Since so much. More than I can write here or that can be explained in a post.

This place has changed me. I feel like a proper grown up here – making friends, starting schools, starting everything over. This place has made me. I feel like we are more of a family here then we ever used to be before. A proper family unit. This place is more like home than any place I have ever been to before. I have enjoyed every single one of the 365 days we have been here, been grateful for every single one of those days and still pinch myself that we get to call this place ours. I have loved sharing it with friends and family, eating, drinking, laughing, being. And with all of you out there in the air, somewhere, floating about. The loneliness and distance from all I have known has been made all the less with your emails and comments that greet me each and every time I open my email.

Without getting too emotional and teary (which I am this morning for many reasons) I’ll let the {12} pictures for the {12 months} do the talking. Some times words just don’t say enough.

: Somewhere over the rainbow
: Way up high
: There’s a land that I heard of
: Once in a lullaby

: Somewhere over the rainbow
: Skies are blue
: And the dreams that you dare to dream
: Really do come true

: Someday I’ll wish upon a star
: And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
: Where troubles melt like lemon drops
: High above the chimney tops
: That’s where you’ll find me

: Somewhere over the rainbow
: Bluebirds fly
: Birds fly over the rainbow
: Why then, oh why can’t I

: If happy little bluebirds fly
: Beyond the rainbow
: Why, oh why can’t I

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01966298498104797245 Salvation Jane

    I believe that’s my dream you are living.
    Congratulations Beth, on your re-invention and your deserved happiness X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13040353344976742981 lou

    Stunning. Breathtaking photos. I love the first birthday.. what a darling. And christmas… to to dreamy. Get teary, I’ll join you, been feeling like this most of today too. Big hugs Lou xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13262417401953983884 Simone – honeyandfizz

    It all looks positively idyllic. Good on you for taking a leap and following a dream xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17751001700549851045 LionessLady

    Beth , it’s so beautiful. You are super lucky to be living such a gorgeous dream. My favourites – the Christmas tree and the open fire!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05422447758929601014 Leanne

    What a beautiful post. Your 12 months so beautifully captured here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04659789458460830707 Cherie @ ‘a baby called Max’

    That’s the stuff dreams are made of right there!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648204470712239011 Amy

    I’ve said it before, I love your house. Congratulations on twelve months- I hope one day our family will find a house we are just as happy and complete in.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06746144373161361478 CathBxo

    Its beautiful Beth. You are definitely living the dream. I bet you have to pinch yourself every day! I love the changing of the seasons that we see in all of the fireplace pics. Gorgeous. C xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14441432180526995508 Penny-lee-R

    Congrats, I have loved reading and dreaming along with you,and seeing all the beauty and prettiness you share…cheers!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    That brought a tear to my eye Beth. Beautiful. Even though I don’t *know* you, I am so happy for you. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08672392833460234682 pollyemj

    Absolutely gorgeous Beth! I hope the next 12 months and 12 years etc are just as wonderful! Love reading your blog – for your honesty, humour and wicked ability to ‘keep it real’. I too moved from Sydney to the country a little over a year ago and it truly was the best thing I ever did (although I will confess I moved to marry a farmer which is a whole other story). You make me remember how lucky we are to live in real communities, surrounded by nature and weather and everything else! Thank you

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17598892582207477663 Peggy

    Just beautiful. And what makes it even more beautiful is that you are grateful for it. Well done Beth. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    I feel privileged to share just a little bit of this dream with you.

    You’re one lucky lady. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13041011727783934765 Ellie

    That hens do you threw was stunning it still makes me want to get married again.

  • http://www.countrylifeexperiment.com/ Jo @Countrylifeexperiment

    I love the photos and the fact that you are living your dream. I’m about to move to the country myself and hope is goes half as well as your move! Congratulations on a year!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03206534200849897015 shine little light*

    My husband and I are having massive hard and teary conversations about doing this move to the country to live in our dream house right now. If we go it has to be in 3 months but it’s dependant on so many things and we love so much of life in sydney still too. Eurgh! Having read your blog for almost a year, I want to say thank you because you’ve helped me be less scared of change and a big move. *s*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 ::The Beetle Shack::

    how the hell did i miss this beautiful post.

    now im teary.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07612667835474144393 Sharron

    What a beautiful home. I have just passed my one year anniversary in my new dream home by the sea. Its amazing how quickly time passes

    Love the picsx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    OH I LOVE YOUR PICTURES LADY! I really wanted you to know how much, hence the capitals ;o) Well done on a whole year. Best leap of faith I bet you ever took xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    The spoils of being bold and courageous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00925297507974597887 Nattie

    So beautiful…..your home, your family, your words, your blog. Happy 1st year anniversary!
    Nattie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Congrats and hope it is the first HouseDay of many x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10009232448247160974 ally

    Hope you all get to grow old there
    Its beautiful

  • http://sparklesays.wordpress.com/ Traci

    Just perfect!

    Happy 12 months.

    Traci x

    PS I showed your Christmas loungeroom to my husband and said “I need one just like this”….maybe my dream will come true too =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Utterly fabulous. Your pot of gold is brimming, overflowing, unliftable and impossibly shiny. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    simply beautiful. the pictures say it all, and now i’m feeling a little teary too. xx