But that’s not something I wish to dwell on. The main object of the Big Move is to be closer to family and all else pales into insignificance next to that. But I also must admit to the fact that I will not miss my hands turning red and stinging in the cold weather experienced by us here in Victoria. To have warmer weather for (much) longer times will be a blessing. To awaken to balmy days will be a delight hard to equal and I will not miss those mornings where to keep warm means to have the gas heater and/or open fire going and to also have a knee rug and a heat bag across my legs if I am sitting still - such as times when I am writing.
But, as I scan the “property for sale” sites on the computer, I have to keep telling myself that although I may never find as lovely a home as that which we now have, to be close to family is all I want - and all I need.