Having recently emigrated from New Zealand early this year, Living Gems Home Owners John and Jenny Pierson have been enjoying the warmer weather. The Pierson’s tell us more about how they have been enjoying Australia and Living Gems so far.
I am originally from Picton, at the top of the South Island and John is from Invercargill at the bottom. After we married we moved around New Zealand with John’s work at Shell Oil (NZ) Ltd before retiring to Blenheim in 1994. We both became involved with the local car club and John also helped run the snooker section at the Clubs of Marlborough, while I worked as a researcher and cataloguer at the local museum.
We had contemplated the move over to Australia for some time, and when we were the last of our family in New Zealand we thought it was time to go!
We arrived early this year and house sat for my brother who owns a home in Cranley. We fell in love with the Toowoomba area and decided this is where we wanted to stay, so we bought a car and house and the rest is history!
We stumbled upon Living Gems Toowoomba accidentally – we were looking at a different estate across the road. We couldn’t locate the sales office and that is when we saw Living Gems Toowoomba across the road, with our interest piqued we set off. The sales team showed us some pamphlets as we toured around the Resort and we were sold! Everything fell into place wonderfully, we were seeking a larger home, but the two bedroom Camellia design is what we settled on as it was already built.
We are very happy with our new home, I use the alfresco area as my conservatory and John loves the study nook which is now his home office. We both agree that the combined lounge, dining and kitchen offer a spacious design and it is so easy to live in.
We were really struggling to find a home that had everything that we wanted, but we found it here straight away. There are fans and ducted air conditioning all throughout the home and the bedroom which was a bonus for us! We haven’t needed to use the heating yet because the house stays so nice and warm, but we have tried out the gas fireplace to see how it works.
I have been enjoying swimming in the heated indoor pool and John enjoys the games room for snooker and cards. All the facilities here are such a great bonus – one of the selling points for us.
We have attended a few community events within the Resort, it has been lovely meeting all the other Home Owners here at Living Gems Toowoomba – we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves here.
Our family are now green with envy and are thinking of buying here as well!