Country Postie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Its a Wintery Wednesday!

Brrrrrr - my poor postie - she would sure be feeling the cold today!!

Its a brisk 4 degrees outside but feels more like -4!

I really feel for our postie on days like today, rain coming in sporadically, wind that could knock her off the bike in one gust and a bitterly cold breeze brushing over her fingers!

It's on days like today that we really appreciate the hard yards that she does for us and our village!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our Post Office - 2628

I've had a few questions over the last few days about our little Post Office.

As you all know we are living in the Snowy Mountains of NSW and it has been quite a life change for us - and I must say, a life change for the better.

Both my husband and I grew up in the country but had spent the better part of 10 years living in Melbourne, a city I love and miss but visit often :)

So early in 2009 after a shocking drive into work (my daily trek to work would take on average 2 and a half hours a day, I would drive from the west to the east & back again) and I thought to myself "There has to be a better way to make a living".

I wanted to work to live - not live to work!

So on entering my office, I proceeded to check what business were for sale in my husbands home town and found that the local post office was indeed up for sale!! Yipee!!

We rang through to the agent and over the next 12 months we sold our home in Melbourne, sold my home based business, packed up a house, bought a post office, gained another Jack Russell and moved to postcode 2628!

We have loved every minute of our move and friends from Melbourne often remark how jealous they are of our new found lifestyle! They can see how much the move the country has relaxed us.

We took over the post office on 3 March 2010 and have done some works to improve the look and feel of the post office - lets just say its was a little bit dusty!!

So here are a few photos for you all to see where we are and if you are ever in the Snowy Mountains - call in - everyone does and that's the way we like it!

This photo was taken in September 2009, 6 months before we took over.

November 2010. Husband has transformed the Post Office & now it looks like one!