So here we sit, surrounded by cardboard cartons, sipping Champagne (Kaye) and drinking beer (Nigel) and pondering the last two and a half years that was Ivanhoe. We’re leaving here tomorrow with mixed emotions and although it was always meant to be a stepping-stone to get to Paradise Beach, there are many people, places and events that we’ll miss.
The last couple of weeks have actually been very hectic, with Kaye working (casually) right up to the day that we’re due to leave and Nigel being left to deal with removalists, mail and last minute furniture transactions.
So here’s what we’ll miss (or not) about Ivanhoe:
Miss Won’t miss
Good friends Blow flies
Sunsets Dust storms
Starting work at 9am Late night call-outs
Pub and club within walking distance Arresting the ‘neighbours’
Doing our own roster 420 kms to visit the vet
And, of course, there are all those lovely values that go with living in the country, like breaking down on the Cobb Highway and knowing that someone will stop to help. There will be mixed emotions when tomorrow afternoon comes around.