Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

I'm Homesick for Home, Sweet Home

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

I'm Homesick for Home, Sweet Home

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Byline: OVER THE FENCE FAY FARDON

SOMETIMES, this past year, I feel as though I am living in limbo, in a vacuum that makes me restless.

For most of my life I have lived in a permanency that is as comfortable as that old cardigan one keeps forever, because it fits so snugly.

My formative years were spent in a farmhouse that seemed like a mansion to me a a house that was full of happiness, security and love a a a[approximately]homey' house.

When the family moved into Alstonville, we shared a house with old Mr Notley, and I soon dug up the ground to grow enough vegetables for us and him, in return for jars of rich amber honey and honeycomb.

Before long, dad bought a beautiful 1920s Federation-style house and, over the years, I put my stamp on it in so many ways.

It wasn't until I went to Armidale Teachers' College that I ever lived anywhere that felt temporary. But life was too busy to fret about it.

Married a few months after leaving college, we bought our own house and, boy, did I stamp myself on it! …

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