I can’t remember ever not wanting to live in the country… just enough land for some chooks, veggies, fruit trees and garden. I’ve long since moved on from the thought of a large property with horses and cattle.
After half a century (that sounds so old) and over 30 years of professional life, it is time to take the step. My original intention was to balance working in the city a few days a week, then retreating to the country for the rest of the week, but country life soon won out and I’m now living here permanently (since November 2013) and doing my best to become part of the local community. Life took another turn when my short lived retirement turned into retail shop owner when I opened Convent and Chapel Wool Shop in nearby Rylstone.
I had never anticipated living in a Spanish Mission Convent in Central NSW but we have now found each other and are having some rollicking adventures.
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Margot I love your blog!!!! So fun seeing and reading about your enthusiastic take to country life and so generous in giving your time to our community! Thank you! I look forward to reading lots more! I too delight in filling the freezer with home mad pesto and bottling fruits and making jam but sadly this year did almost none as it was so hot and dry and we just dont have the water.
Love to have you over for lunch sometime as our place is part of the local history as well. All the best, Ginny
Ginny, It’s always lovely to hear from locals reading my blog. It would be great to catch up soon and have you look at the Convent for real and not just through the blog.
Helloooo Margot! One of our old work colleagues mentioned that you have moved on from the corporate world. Its so nice to see you enjoying the country life and following your passion 🙂 I remember you working on tapestries and making baby shawls when we worked together so long ago! I hope you are keeping well. xJulie
Hi Margot! One of our old work colleagues mentioned that you have moved to the country and thrown in the corporate world. I am so glad you are following your passion 🙂 I remember you working on tapestries and making baby shawls when we worked together so long ago! I hope you are enjoying country life. Take care, x Julie
Lovely to hear from you Julie and hope all is going well.
It’s a pretty great lifestyle here. If you’re ever in the area, please get in touch.
Hi your website says you have an online shop how can i access it?
The website is
Hi, I am having difficulty with a pattern I bought from you do you have a number I can call you on to see where I may have gone wrong?
Best to call the shop mobile on 0409 564 747 and I’ll try and talk you through it.
Which pattern, so I can get it out in advance?
Hi margin it is the noviciate lace training shawl
Well done on your “newish” business. Your website, facebook page, etc. are impressive. Thanks for liking the Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat Page. I’ll reach out on facebook to continue a conversation!
Best regards Derek (Dantosa enquiries or to reach Derek: 0413 229 372)