history of Crystal Palace is pretty special and we think it's a really cool place to live. Crystal Palace park is fabulous and there are plenty of trees and open spaces which help this Aussie girl feel not so cramped. I do miss gum trees, blue skies and the landscape of home, especially Canberra. We arrived here going into winter on the back of a Canberra winter (depressing) so I was positively giddy when it finally started warming up this Summer. I have to say, with the exception of a few warm days it didn't really feel like Summer - sad face.