My daughter and I went for a wander around our estate this afternoon and I took a few snaps of the entrances to the estate and the roundabouts within the estate. I have to say, I LOVE the Italian feel the developers have conveyed here. It is like a little sanctuary and when I'm feeling a bit down, it only takes a stroll down the road to view the landscape and my spirit is lifted.
Recently the council informed the residents that the fountains, which have been redundant for some time due to water restrictions and a need for extensive "work" will be planted in garden beds with colourful annuals. I nearly died when I heard this as I had visions of gaudy orange and yellow blooms jarring my tranquil haven! (Where is Paul Bangay when I need him!!) I responded by signing a petition that one resident was circulating expressing my desire to have the fountains fully functional again even if it meant an increase in our levy. Alas and alack it was to no avail as I spied the council workers recently with their fluro vests and tape measures scouting the area.
I will do an update post and let you know what they end up planting. Fingers crossed for something that fits in with the current theme.