September 2018 will definitely go down as a life changing month!! Central Otago had got to us. Not only had the last three months been the longest time we had stayed in one place over the last three and a half years it was also the first time that we really didn't feel like we wanted to hitch up and get moving again. It would seem that the magic of Central Otago had worked its way into our psyche and we did not want to give it up.
The last few days of August found us looking at a couple of cute cottages around the area and we started the process of working out what we could do ready for an upcoming auction on a place we fell in love with. Unfortunately, but in hindsight fortunately, the house sold for far more than anyone expected and was beyond the top number we were willing to spend. Unperturbed we looked at option B, a brand new house in a little place called Roxburgh.
Long story short, we were successful in our offer for this little bit of paradise and have spent most of the month either negotiating, signing paperwork or shifting boxes and furniture. In other words, photography has not really been my top priority.
We've only been here for a week since we took possession of the place and have found the most amazing and friendly community. Some have noted we are little strange so will fit in perfectly. Others have described the community as a bit alternative and colourful, sounds great to me :-).
All of this sudden change of life will mean that the caravan, our home for the last few years, will be mothballed ready for more adventures next year when I have no doubt we will get itchy feet and need to explore some areas we still haven't really seen yet. It will be amazing though to know we now have a base to come back to with a great big sofa and the most amazing views from the deck.
Even though photography has not been my top priority this month the camera was still never far away just in case something caught my eye. Not as many as normal but still some images of our travels up and down the country for you to enjoy.