Celebrating one year


Today I’m celebrating one year of living in central Victoria. 🙂 it helps that it’s also super sunny and bright, and Melbourne Cup day, so a very good excuse to open a bottle of bubbly!

It’s very novel for me (coming from WA) to have a holiday just because of a horse race. But very welcome!

So… one year ago today I arrived at Creswick’s Calambeen Lake Caravan Park, which was to become home for two months while I looked for work in or near Ballarat.

(I admit, I’m deliberately ignoring the the previous night I spent in a hideously miserable caravan park in Ballarat that shall remain nameless – couldn’t get away quick enough!)

On arrival at the park in Creswick around lunch time, I was welcomed in, invited to join the cup sweep and to join a group of regulars and the parks managers to watch the race. What a great intro to Victorian life! The park is now my second home in this state.

Today? I enjoyed some bubbles, caught up on housework neglected over the weekend while I was in the big smoke indulging my newfound love of cricket (Sheffield Shield – and Vic Bushranger’s Cameron White is simply awesome by the way!) and listened to my favourite local ABC radio – Lindy Burns and Coodabeens in the same day – bliss!

Life is pretty good. 🙂


About Yvette Hollings

Writer, born-again cricket tragic, rookie cricket player, occasional musician and songwriter. I love inspiring stories that empower everyday people.
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