What a great motto by our inspiring new resident Geoff Thomson.
Geoff and his wife, Chris, have recently joined us at Riverpoint Retirement Estate and Geoff says it was his love for the area from his childhood which
drew him back.
They have had a lifetime of living in Naracoorte and then Flagstaff Hill and hadn’t really made the decision to move until very recently; then the gods
all shone in their favour and the pieces fell into place, and here they are. From a spark of a thought, to an open inspection, to a unit becoming available
which perfectly fit their dreams (including a double lock up garage), to their own home selling within half a day, to moving in - it was “all just
meant to be.”
At Riverpoint we say, you're not just moving into a new home; you're experiencing a complete new way of living. Geoff and Chris are starting to learn their
way and say they have had a very welcoming start; he has the coffee machine down pat and is working his way around the pool room meeting new friends.
But, having retired from the education system at the age of 54, Geoff and Chris are well versed in keeping themselves busy in their retirement.
A motivated outdoors Lawn Bowler, Geoff loves his competition and is a regular at Reynella Bowls, however he is looking to join Port Noarlunga as well.
And, Chris is an avid bird watcher, conservationistand a keenbotanist. She is a regular bird
watcher along Sturt Gorge and Scott Creek and has assisted conservationists to document their property in Naracoorte, listing over 100 varieties of
birds and flora. She is also a member of Birds Fleurieu.
It’s well known the Fleurieu Peninsula is a place of diverse habitat and we look forward to potential information about flora and fauna around the Riverpoint
location or even a Bird Watchers group starting up! It would be a change of pace for the socially active set, outside of the gym… and perhaps
an opportunity for more evening walks!
From “we’d love to live along Serafino Drive” to “when can we move in?”,
the Thomson’s obviously live and breathe Geoff’s motto to “work on it, wipe it out and get on with it”