YVETTE Bowman left the country behind and moved to Swanbourne earlier this year.
“I came from a farm in Carnamah originally, and more recently lived on eight acres in Bullsbrook with my husband,” she said.
“After he passed away in January, it became too much work for me to maintain the property.
“I got to the stage where I thought it’s time to do what I want to do, so I moved to the city.”
She decided to make her home in Swanbourne.
“My son went to Scotch College, so I was already familiar with the Swanbourne area,” Mrs Bowman said.
“It’s a nice area, and I know where to go and where everything is.”
Rather than a house, Mrs Bowman bought an apartment in the recently completed Aria development.
“I’m downsizing and simplifying,” she said.
“I wanted something I could lock up and leave and I didn’t want to have yards and gardens to look after.
“I chose Aria because it was new and I wouldn’t have to do any work on the apartment.
“I also wanted plenty of room, so I bought a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home; I use one bedroom as a sewing room, and I have a spare room in case people come to stay.
Mrs Bowman also loves the beach, and fishing, and regularly makes the 10-minute drive to Floreat. n