When we drove over to Pt Lincoln last month to spend time with my parents we went through the small dust marked town of Lochiel, just north of Adelaide. This town has always captured my imagination....I think it is cute.
I have held rather fanciful dreams of living in the old shop/post office - that building holds an allure for me for some reason. Gosh knows what I would actually DO in this town.....sit and contemplate the pink lady and write lots maybe......
Then there is this building....for a long time it was an eating place....it used to look loads better than this!! I was always so impressed with someone having the guts and determination to run this in Lochiel - there used to be lovely eating spots outside. Now its run down BUT I have just discovered its for sale!!!
I think the allure of this place really has something to do with the pink lake......it is so beautiful and mysterious....here is a recent scribble from that trip.
In recent weeks I have been saddened and broken over the devastation that has swept across parts of our land BUT I have also been gladdened and heartened by what people have done for others. We had our lovely holiday break in QLD and it was wonderful to be away but there was a very stark reminder around the corner, literally, of havoc on a grand scale. We helped where we could and felt good doing so.
I have returned home being even more thankful for what I have. I want to focus on the 'moments' each day and stress less about the maybe's of life.
I am truly truly thankful to be part of this beautiful country Australia and raise my head up high with great pride today especially -
HAVE A FABULOUS AUSTRALIA DAY........whatever you do!