Sally, my lovely family Dr. tells me my Vitamin D levels have plunged to an all-time low. She says I need to slam dunk large shots of cod liver oil or take a capsule - needless to say, I've opted for the latter. But what I really need is a heavy dose of sun on my bones. This Winter has been a brutal one, taking no prisoners up here in the Hills. A sparkling pool, a comfy day-bed, a big jug of something 'interesting', no cell-phone reception & some great reading material would combat the mid-year slump perfectly......happy days. May the sun shine on your weekend & turbo boost your Vit. D levels! Image: Sugar Beach Villas
Life in the little village of Stirling in the hills above Adelaide in South Australia is just about as good as it gets! Enjoying a cool climate and 'hill-station' feel, Stirling is well-known for its 19th-century stone villas set on large grounds dense with roses, camellias, rhododendrons and huge old Oaks.
With 3 sons, 2 grandchildren & my work in a scientific business dominated by yes, more men, The Laurel Hedge was born out of my sheer desperation for something the boys just don't get & never will!
'No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it all too seriously.'
15 years of renovating was over - we'd just completed everything & were really enjoying our lovely old Victorian villa in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. However we'd always had a fondness for the country life & without warning we found ourselves transported by alien beings disguised as Real Estate Agents to a house on 1/2 acre of wild, rambling gardens in Stirling!
The house is circa 1972 & with all the 70's features. Open-faced brown brick walls, raked ceilings, exposed beams, split levels - totally yuk! However, it's inherent design is great & the location amazing - tucked behind a wonderful old laurel hedge in a quiet country lane in the heart of gorgeous Stirling.