Everyone needs a passion: something they love to do, collect or enjoy creating. It may be breeding top-quality dogs, or doing up old cars and motorcycles. Or it may be creating a garden oasis, or collecting antique furniture, or even writing a novel.
It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it is something to feel passionate about.
Yesterday, Doug took delivery of a 1940 Plymouth sedan. It came from the Victorian Wimmera. Doug arranged for it to be transported up here to Mitchell, rather than Phillip Island, where salty winds and rust are the norm. In outback Queensland the air is dry and rust is rare.
Already the Plymouth has been christened the "Opal Queen", due largely to its colour -- blue with touches of fiery red. There's lots to be done on the car -- engine and body-wise -- but that's good because Doug loves restoring things to their former glory.
With no body rust and its original leather upholstery, dashboard etc, it's a rare find and has found a good home with my husband!