OPINION: Investing in Ipswich history
WE are a strange lot aren't we?
Or should I say I am?
Just a few weeks ago I was walking around complaining that winter had forgotten Ipswich.
Then when the cold hit us with an icy chill the other morning I started complaining about how cold it was.
You certainly feel the change in the weather when you live in an old Queenslander, and I know many QT readers reside in the same style home as myself.
Queenslander homes look great, but in fact they are really too hot in summer and far too cold in winter.
The gaps in the floorboards also ensure that you are constantly dusting.
Yet despite those fairly major issues I do enjoy living in the style that reflects the heritage of Ipswich.
My home is located close to where the city's first settlers disembarked in the early 1800s.
It is why I feel I have genuine connection with the history and old style charm of this city.
It's certainly a feeling I wouldn't have if I'd chosen to live in one of the newer developments that have sprung up in the last 10 years.
-Editor Peter Chapman