Most of our family and close friends will now be aware that Mat and and I have been looking to buy a property here in Australia and that we have now done so. Well, we have paid our deposit and exchanged contracts anyway, and are set to complete and move in on 16 December, a week before christmas.
“Does that mean we are never moving back to the UK?” some of you may ask. Well, the answer I’ll give is “Never say never” and “who knows what’s round the corner?” I moved out here for an intended duration of six months and here I am still, having had my four year anniversary of landing in Sydney just yesterday! One thing I have learnt is that the only constant in Life is change. Things rarely turn out the way we plan and my ultimate goal is to live with my feet planted firmly in the Present and embrace every moment.
Ok, so enough of the philosophy and on with the pictures.
Firstly we have a video that Mat took when we inspected the unit again before putting in an offer. As you can see, Mat is especially excited at having twin sinks in the bathroom!
So, it’s not a palace, not even a house in fact, but for a larger than average 2 bed unit (flat for those in the UK) on the Northern Beaches with internal laundry and double garage we got a pretty good deal and it’s certainly a good rung or so on the ladder!
It’s not in Avalon but just ten minutes down the road in Newport, before The Bends so you will no longer require a passport to visit 🙂 It will take me half the time to get to work and at the west end of Queens Parade it’s within stumbling distance of The Newport Arms which will be nice now the Summer is here.