Monday, July 21, 2003

An Introduction to Meilland Street

After much deliberation, we finally decided to put an application in on the Meilland Street property for a slightly lower price than advertised but for a longer length than we originally intended to lease for. We were happy when this offer was accepted and finally on Friday the 6th of June I collected the keys for our new home!

The house is situated at the end of Meilland Street which ends at the edge of the bush leading to the mountains overlooking Yeppoon. As a result of this we are surrounded be all the local wildlife. We often get up to a dozen Kangaroos/Wallabies feeding on our lawn at night and also have plenty of Kookaburras plus lots of other native birds. There's even been reports of a possum but I'm not convinced just yet! We're also lucky enough to have a frog, who Jo nicknamed Freddo, appearing on our step every now and then. Sadly, Freddo's been missing in action for the last few weeks so we fear he may have moved on or been eaten by something!

The block itself is a steep slope with the house facing to the NNW. The main hills are to the East while the ocean is behind us to the South. If you walk a little bit up the hill you can get a great view of the bay and the islands.

The gardens surrounding the house are all native except for a few Bouganvillias and is slowly growing into what will be a great garden which will attract a lot of the native birds.

The house itself is a Comtemporary Queenslander. It captures the look and style of the traditional Queensland house but with all the modern conveniences of a new house. It's also designed to allow the breeze to flow through regardless of the direction it is coming from. It's a Blue/Aqua coloured house, rather like the color of this website!

Inside it has 3 bedrooms, a large Living and Dining area with a good sized kitchen. It also features an ensuite on the Master Bedroom and another larger Bathroom which incorporates the Laundry. Every room has built in robes so there is plenty of storage space. We've set up one of the bedrooms as the Guest Bedroom and the other bedroom has become the Study. There is a futon in the study though in case we ever get more than two guests at a time (or if any of you have a fight)!

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