Brooks Reach Building adventure

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One year later …

on August 18, 2014

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of getting the keys to our beautiful home, so i thought it would be fun to do a short post on what it’s been like living in beautiful Brooks Reach.

Brooks Reach CollageAs you can see, Brooks Reach is stunning; especially at sunset (or sunrise if you’re really keen!)

We’ve met a few more of our neighbours. The park is a great facilitator for this with well maintained grassy areas and bbqs perfect for a weekend get-together. A group of people from the estate all met together just before Christmas for nibbles and a further ‘getting to know you’. This was all arranged on our awesome forum thread on Homeone. Including all the lovely people we’ve met around Brooks reach there are also these regular inhabitants:

Duckies

There’s ducks, possums, bats and even a few snakes in the woodland reserve area. Just be careful of that during the summer months out here in Horsley; snakes and redbacks. Yikes!

A few weeks after we moved in we had our landscaping and driveway completed by Glenn (let me know if you’d like his details).

DiggerRetaining wall

Driveway

And our fences were installed by Made to Measure Fencing (you can find them on facebook. Steve is a great man). The winds have been pretty strong and noisy particularly over the last two months. We’ve been using ‘white noise’ to try and help us sleep through the night.

Our beautiful lillypilly tree is also growing. I can’t wait for the one out the front to really take off and provide a bit more privacy to the place too.

We celebrated our first Christmas in the house. It was lovely to see so many people with wreaths and Christmas lights up around the estate 🙂 Such an awesome family-friendly place.

But I think the most exciting news so far is that this December we will be welcoming a beautiful new addition to our family!

BABY!!!

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4 responses to “One year later …

  1. Joh says:

    oh wow Ruby Congrats!!! James and Ash from the forum are due in January I think.
    we will be joining the neighbourhood in 2 weeks time! 🙂
    xx

  2. Kath says:

    Congratulations to you both. What an amazing year you have had. We only moved in three weeks ago and settling in well.

  3. kerith70 says:

    God bless you both! We are approaching 12 months from settlement – crazy! Only feels like yesterday.

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