Celebrating an Avon Ridge century!
It’s been the warmest of welcomes to Avon Ridge for Mathew and Nina Hughes, and their Miniature Schnauzer Gus. They’ve not only found the right spot for their ‘forever home’, they’ve helped this beautiful community hit a century – becoming the 100th household to choose Avon Ridge.
Mathew’s a teacher in Ellenbrook and, for Nina, her journey to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Subiaco each day is one she enjoys. For this happy couple, the choice to live at Avon Ridge was about the natural environment and the opportunity of peace and tranquillity.
“We chose Avon Ridge because of the larger lot sizes, the connection to nature is just beautiful and there’s space to have your own peace of mind out there,” Mathew explained.
It’s a long way from the United Kingdom where Mathew and Nina met, and a real change from the lifestyle they’ve had in their first five years in Western Australia – and they couldn’t be happier.
“We’ll all be able to enjoy living at Avon Ridge, having Bells Rapids around the corner, going for walks in John Forrest National Park and we’re on the door step of the Swan Valley.”
Their plans include the simple pleasures of life – plenty of picnics watching the sunset go down, outdoor barbecues and exploring with Gus. Mathew’s love of the outdoors doesn’t end there – he’s well known around the Ellenbrook United Football Club, coaching and playing in the master’s league. He’s also an avid cyclist who is looking forward to taking on the challenge of the hills of Brigadoon.
“I love cycling so this area is perfect. I can cycle down to the Swan Valley, to the parks and even into the city!”
The adventurous couple has also bought a four-wheel drive to explore more of the state they now call home and really experience the Australian dream.