A spur-of-the-moment house purchase led me back to Kyabram, the town where I was born.
After almost 40 years in Melbourne, I’m as surprised as anyone else to find myself back here. I live about 600 metres from where I was born, and diagonally opposite the first school I attended. Of course, I’ve done some mileage in between.
When I left here I thought I’d never want to come back — as an 18-year-old looking for adventure, the town had no redeeming features. But now I’m seeing the place with new eyes. Yes, it’s as flat as I remember. But it has its charms. The changing colours and shapes of the orchards as the seasons pass are beautiful. The wide open sky makes the place feel so spacious. The quiet, is well, quiet! And the abundant bird life is amazing.
I’ve been here almost 4 years now. I love my little house. And I’m starting to make some connections in the town. I think I might be here for a while.
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