For me the week is finishing on a quite wonderful note. A long time ago I set myself a big personal goal at work. It seemed improbable at the time, silly & unattainable & there were many doubters. It couldn't be done in a small State like South Australia said the Wise Men from the East. Yesterday afternoon I reached that goal & it is all thanks to my gorgeous clients. I love them to bits, they rock my world. I value the trust & respect we have for each other immensely & guard it ferociously. So Ti Amo to them all - I'm almost lost for words, kisses all round!! It's Friday & I'm off to celebrate this glorious moment. Happy weekend dear Hedgies.
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.