A big hello to all of my new readers out there in cyberspace, and of course a big hug to my old readers! Thanks so much for heading over to Chardyville, it is so good to have you on board. Now, because you are new around here let me tell you a bit about Chardyland. Because I am feeling lazy this morning and need to do a fair bit of editing to my next instalment of the Outback Cattle Station (OCS) series I am going to link back to some old OCS posts to help you get a bit of an idea about who we are and where we live.
Oh, and in case you didn’t know… Miss Chardy has a Facebook Page too. I am also on Instagram: @MISSCHARDY8.
Because we live five hours from town shopping is a bit of an issue. We can’t just pop down to the local Wollies for a loaf of bread and a carton of milk. We have to order in bulk. If you read THIS post you will find out just how we order our groceries and how we get it to the station. Usually it involves someone doing a round trip in one day in the truck. That would mean leaving here at about 3am and arriving home around 9pm – a 920km round trip.
When it arrives it all needs to be unpacked from the pallets. We have a big shed that we like to call “Woolies”. Have a read of THIS post where I take you on a little shopping trip to stock up. Here is DD & Rex (my Mum and Dad) in the store – they unloaded a heap of stores for me when they came up for Christmas, not to mention organised and gave it a good clean out – what legends!!!! I am only slightly paranoid about running out of toilet paper…
Now what about power? I will tell you something for nothing people… there are no power lines when you live this far from town. You need to fend for yourself. We have our own power supply in the form of 2 big generators. Have a read of THIS post to find out all about our power and fuel. This is our generator shed – all power lines come from this magical source.
Now, what else do I need to tell you about? I always forget how different our way of life is out here, seems so run of the mill to us. I only realise how strange it is when I go to the City (which isn’t that often, so I usually feel quite normal). Oh, ok… because the closest little school is 3 hours away our children do School of the Air. We have our own school room, which is separate to the house, and we also have a Governess who teaches the kids. You can read THIS post and THIS one to find out about our little school.
Well, I think that is enough excitement for one day, don’t you? That will give you a little bit of an idea of where we live.
Now it is your turn. I want to know everything. So spill…
Where do you live? Town, state, country!
What do you do?
How old are you? Gosh now I am getting very nosey aren’t I?! Just ignore me.
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