Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Personal Update

I'm not sure if you know or not, but I am moving away from Orange, where I currently live.  There are lots of reasons for this, which I won't go into.  But let's just say....


Well, here's the short of it.  I'm moving up to a small place called Nimbin, small in name, small in population, BIG in character.  How big?

I hope that gives you some idea of the character of the town.

Nimbin is an artist and hippy community.  It is touted as the hippy capital of Australia.  I'm certainly looking forward to getting involved in the community.

I'll be camping indefinately.  I honestly don't know what's around the corner.  All I know is that this town is tugging on my heart strings, and has been for some time.

My travel plans are all arranged, and everything is now booked.  I'm leaving Orange on the 4th of February, staying overnight in Sydney, then continuing onto Nimbin (north of Lismore) on the 5th.  I'm catching buses and trains as I don't have a car.

So, most of you will get hand stitched and embellished books.  But that's fine, I often prefer handwork to machine work anyway.

Shall keep you all updated on my travels, and will upload pics to my profile on Ning as I can.


  1. Johoanna, I'm so glad you've found a place to settle. Once you know your address, please let me know right away by e-mail so that I can forward it on to the rest of the group. I hope you get my page soon, I sent it 1-9-2010 so it should be arriving soon.

  2. Thanks Ruth. I will certainly let you know. And I'll let you know when I get my page. I'm going to send mine off on Tuesday.

  3. Johanna, that place sounds wonderful! Wish you all the best and hope everything works for you there

  4. YOu Go girl!! FOllow your heart!! I envy your freedom!! I love handstitched anything so no worries there!! It will be so cool if you can keep us updated on your changing life- the rest of us can travelvicariously thru you!! Hope that you don't mind the virtual company!!!
    Keep Safe!!

  5. hey i am a nimbin local......but went to kinross wolaroi in Orange.....yep nimbin much more exciting.Get involved in the community here.....The community runs on volenteers and green,Loads of artists and alternitive communities......enjoy...we may meet one day....Sarah


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