Piero and I were overseas from September 1989 to July 1993, so missed holidays at Rosedale January 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993. Nola and Frank mainly kept the Rosedale Spirit alive, with various others from time to time. All the while they stayed at 27 Miller Avenue.
In January 1994 I was about 6.5 months pregnant, when I got very ill. The result was a mad dash back to Sydney, and the birth of Ben.
In Dec 1994 - Jan 1995, it was time to go back to Rosedale. We stayed at Miller Avenue for a week, before we realised it was difficult with a young baby and the number of people. There were quite a number of centipedes in the house as well. The estate agent helped us find a new place, and so we settled into 15 Tranquil Bay Place, where Ben , now 12 months old, learned to crawl up stairs to the loft bedroom, and pull himself up onto his feet and take his first steps.