A long time ago, I left behind my country town upbringing and moved to the big smoke, where I landed a job and met a handsome stranger. After a few years, we moved to our sunny place, married and had two children.
We regularly revisit the country town, mostly because my brother still lives there. We’ve just been back for another visit. My family have lived in this town for six generations, so there’s a strong connection and a sense of place for me – although I only lived there for 12 years. I made many good friends during my school years, most of whom remain friends today.
It’s kinda strange going back to where you came from. Some things are the same, but most things aren’t. One thing that stays the same in my old home town (thankfully), are the lovely old buildings.
Let me know if you can guess which country town this is? Hint: it’s in New South Wales. I’ll let the pictures tell the story …. and the answer is at the bottom of the post! 🙂
So, do you know which country town, or rather city, this is? I’ll give you another clue – in late October, everything will be purple for the annual Jacaranda festival! Have you guessed it yet? Yes, it’s Grafton in Northern New South Wales 🙂 While you’re down here, please leave a comment below.
Do you still live where you grew up? Have you moved away and you still go back – or would you never want to return?
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