I’m Veronique and I’m creating a tropical garden from scratch.
My husband, Alf, and I have been living in Mauritius since 2007, and in 2009, bought an old, run-down house in the north of the island, in a coastal village called Trou aux Biches.
With the major renovations finished, I’ve started to design and plant our 15x15m garden. I’m currently four months into it.
I want to show family and friends both back in Australia and elsewhere, what we’ve been up to, as I’m famously bad for keeping in touch.
While I mainly write about making the garden and the things in it, I also write about what it’s like to live here as an expat, experiences we’ve had, problems we face, and some of the people we’ve met along the way.
Plus, I like to vent on occasion and Alf’s heard it all before!
If our experiences help anyone, well, that’s a bonus.
I like to sew, paint, cook, make things, and read.
And to stare at nothing.
My favourite word is “anyway” as I’m easily sidetracked.