What was it about this house? The house we stumbled into, fell in love with, put an offer on, presented our birth certificates, attended various meetings, signed some papers, handed over some money & bought.
For me it was simple.
It was that big ol' silver birch tree that greeted us in the front yard as we approached.
It was walking into the living room & instantly picturing a Christmas tree by the window.
It was when you fell onto the grass in the yard and lay there spread out like a starfish laughing.
It was when we were told this home had raised one family, a German family who migrated to Australia, just like ours.
It was the garden & the secret passage into the bush beyond.
It was the wood fire heater, the sandstone wall, the sun room, the vintage wallpaper.
Whatever it was, it felt right. We move in a few weeks time Lola-girl. We are all very excited to make this special place our home.
|Our secret garden|