Anneliese and Russell Peters
How long have you lived in the area?
We’ve been here for about 12 months on and off, we bought a cottage down here and my husband has been renovating it. He’s bought all the building materials locally, when it’s all finished we want to move in there.
What is your job?
We’re both retired, it’s lovely to go for walks and enjoy the free time we have.
What do you do with your spare time?
We both play music, we play guitars and sings. I take my dog, Bobby, for a walk, he’s a maltese shih tzu, he’s quite active still and he loves walking. We had a hot rod, my husband built a hot rod out of bits and pieces. It’s got a bit of everything in it, chevy. My husband has been interested in cars for a while, I do like his little car, I love the rock and roll music that they sang there. People were dancing, just the atmosphere is wonderful.
What do you love about living in this area?
Myrtleford is beautiful, it’s got so much culture. When they had the festival, we were here for that. We have family living in Wodonga and Albury area so it’s very attractive. The mountains and the rivers are just beautiful. If we go to Albury/ Wodonga we go through Yackandandah, the views take your breath away. Myrtleford itself with the beautiful shady trees, everything about it is lovely.
If you could get anyone to come to Myrtleford, who would it be and why?
It would have to be my friends up in Queensland, if they could come down that would be great. I’ve got friends in Maryvale where we came from, and if I could bring them down with me it would be great. You make friends wherever you go but it’s sad when you move somewhere and have to leave them behind. Myrtleford is a beautiful
What is a significant current issue that Myrtleford faces currently?
I don’t know if there are any issues here, we find it all quite nice. We’ve got great footpaths, lovely trees. The only thing would be getting more tourists to spend some cash here instead of going through to other places. Myrtleford can be quite busy too, although it tends to close up early in the afternoon.