Nearly eight years later – with three boys in school, meaningful careers and a life filled with friends and fun – they couldn’t agree more. Their decision to move was inspired by a desire for their own children to enjoy the same freedoms and ease of living they experienced growing up in regional areas.
It didn’t take long for a job opportunity to open up for Duncan (finance) and with Scone’s proximity to Sydney, Polly (communications) was able to continue her city-based work remotely. With an easy drive to Sydney and to Newcastle airport, they are both able to meet regularly with out of town clients.
Their children make the most of the extensive sporting opportunities available in Scone and enjoy roaming the paddocks and hills surrounding their lifestyle block five minutes from town. Summer weekends are often spent paddle boarding and kayaking at nearby Glenbawn Dam and family picnics with friends are a regular winter outing.