Thursday 3rd December 2009, Craigieburn (Melbourne).
Well here we were thinking that we had settled in at Kilmore for the duration of the Christmas period, and we have now moved into Craigieburn, North of Melbourne on the old Hume Highway. (see map) We weren’t extremely happy with Kilmore this year for several reasons, the site we were put on had no concrete slab and when it rained, and it poured one day, the ground under the annexe filled with water with there being a basic dip in the level of the ground. We had to go out and buy some foam square clip together mats to lift our matting above the water, but still the end result, because it was always damp, was to create a very musky smell in the annexe especially when it was closed up for any period. We also decided that we weren’t really saving anything by staying there with all the trips we were having into Melbourne, especially when we found out that Apollo Gardens in Craigieburn, where we usually stay when in Melbourne, once again has a deal for long term residents, so the decision was made to move here and after partly setting up we almost feel like being at home again. The move has proved fruitful already as Linda packed up and went to Port Melbourne, not long after we got here, to baby sit for Matt and Lou, and Narrelle rang earlier to ask me round for tea. Seeing we are now much closer to Narrelle’s the reply wasn’t very hard to consider.