Since we arrived in Melbourne we’ve been very blessed to stay with one of Natalie’s former work colleagues, Kathy, in Diamond Creek. It’s out on the North Eastern fringe of the city. (Although by Sydney standards it’s really not that far out.)
We urbanites were surprised to discover how relaxing it can be out among the trees — there are even paddocks at the end of the street! Natalie’s done some weeding (very therapeutic she assures me). We’ve cooked pizza. From scratch. And every afternoon at about 4pm the peach-coloured light makes the landscape look just like a Heidelberg School painting (I know, what a shock when we’re just outside of Heidelberg!).
All in all it’s made for quite a comfortable and relaxed transition to a new city. We’re so thankful to God.