When my partner Charles and I were looking for a place to call home, we searched and searched for a long time. But then we finally realised that a University is a pretty darn good place for a kid to grow up, and here we are.
Over at the University there is usually something happening to fascinate a little kid - and her nerdy mama, too! Adelaide absolutely loves going there, so every few days we usually wander on in for some exploring.
For it is full of gardens and sculptures, ponds and courtyards, slopes and stairs and waterfalls and forests and fields. Libraries and laboratories, swimming pools and gymnasiums, cafes and coffee shops and bookshops, on and on. We could wander on forever and usually find something interesting to explore... to Adelaide, this place is one big playground!
But to me, the very best thing of all is that there are very few cars (or none at all). So I can relax and just let her run free and wild like the crazy kid she is and should be. And everyday I am so grateful just for this one thing.