Last Saturday saw us heading out to Rathdowney for camping. It was great to visit down that way. I hadn't been back to Beaudesert since we moved from there 12 years ago. I really forgot how hot it gets and last weekend was certainly a hot one. I could not believe the changes within the 12 years and the progress. We bought the family home many years ago that my husbands grandparents lived in. This home was amazing. The gardens in their glory days had won many garden shows. So many memories. But progress happens and was told by the local lady at the newsagent that in 6 weeks time it would be gone for redevelopment. The house looked so sad and I needed to take one more photo.
I also forgot how beautiful this time of the year is and all the Jacarandas through the streets were out in bloom. Beaudesert had certainly grown up now. Loads of new shops, more traffic lights, more people and houses but if you get in those back streets it still has that country feeling.