Having spent three weeks of January gallivanting about Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne I was reminded of how my life in the country is so different from the city life.
As a country dweller I always enjoy city life and it's many many treats. But I do love coming home too. The big differences I can think of (at the moment are):
1. Rules are different. The photo is from Flinders Street train station, Australia's first train station built in 1854 - these rules and the way they were so permanently tiled into the wall made me laugh. I guess in the country there are not so may floors, walls, or stairs to spit on.
2. In the country you personally know everyone connected to anything that happens,
3. In the country people do more. In Western Australia, because there are so few of us, I often think that each Western Australian has to put in effort of 2 people and in the country that might be 3 people. Even buying the annual school books seems like a mammoth effort some years.
4. Kind people are everywhere. That's not a difference I know
Romy Surtees works with Glenn Pattinson at Elixir Honey, the rural Western Australian good honey business that helps to keep busy people healthy & energised.