Fitzroy, Australia and lawnmower’s…….

When we decided to move from the UK dh had a job offer in Australia. At that time in the late 80's the soap opera Neighbours was a huge hit in Australia. We ultimately decided that Canada was the place for us and here we are nearly 30 years later.
We are watching the series "Offspring," on Netflix at the moment, it's about an Australian Obstetrician Nina Proudman and her extended family. The series is shot around the suburb (town) of Fitzroy in Melbourne. I love the series and the characters, but most of all I love the houses in that area. They are so "just me," so bright and airy and so different. There is even a Pinterest board that shows different locations where the series was shot, here. You can see different photo's of the lead character Nina's house here, it's gorgeous.
Just found a blog post here about Nina's apartment, so bright and airy. I then went and googled houses for sale in Fitzroy and had to pick my mouth up from the floor……… you check them out. Talk about bloody expensive, obviously I know nothing about Australia real estate. The exchange rate between Australian Dollars and Canadian Dollars is more or less on par.
There is even a guide here that tells you where to visit to "relive" where characters from Offspring, shot their scenes.
Now onto the lawnmower part of this post. Bet you're wondering what one thing has to do with the other right?
At our old house all the gardening was taken care of, here we have to do it ourselves. So ds gave us back our old lawnmower. We got this one, I think three houses ago, so it was probably 15 years old.

To cut a long and boring story short, it was toast. Dh gave himself a near hernia trying to start it, so I decided to put it on Facebook to sell. The guy who came to pick it up was from Australia and lived very close to Fitzroy and knew the area well…………small world or what? So he took the lawnmower. We went out and bought this one from Canadian Tire. Electric start, so all I have to do is press a button. Now it just has too stop raining!!

الخبر منشور أولا فى الموقع يتبع الرابط اعلاه

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