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Lara’s All-Aussie Adventurer Launches New Book

Our over 55s community, Ingenia Lifestyle Lara, helped their very own Aussie Adventurer, resident Bruce Richardson (R.Bruce) launch his new book, The Year.

Outlining his feelings prior to the exclusive launch, Mr Richardson was thankful that living in a community allowed him to live out his dreams of publishing a book.

After travelling Australia for a year with wife Lynn, Mr Richardson has drawn on his experiences to vividly paint a picture of his incredible journey – his creative flair and unique perspective permeates through The Year and describes an adventure like no other touring the countryside in a camper-van, encountering magnificent Australian birdlife and other grey nomads, all with his partner and best friend for company.

Mr Richardson said living in Ingenia Lifestyle Lara allowed him to pursue his passion for exploring.

“I often travel far into the outback camping, exploring and birdwatching and record my experiences,” he said.

“Living in Lara has made it so much more achievable and comfortable for both myself and my wife.

“My book The Year allows me to share the experience with others – it was more than spending a year travelling, it was the journey of a lifetime.”

Mr Richardson expressed gratitude to the Ingenia Lifestyle Lara community for supporting his literary pursuits.

“This community helps to allow me to continue to follow my dreams travelling across Australia,” he said.

“Moving to Ingenia Lifestyle Lara was the best option for us at this point in our lives we do all the things we wanted to – it’s affordable, safe and a great community to be part of.”

Ingenia Lifestyle Lara Project Sales Manager Dianna McGrath said the community was excited for the book launch and to support Mr Richardson’s retirement dream.

“The community loves sharing their wins with each other and residents have an opportunity to pick up a copy of the book and have it signed too,” Ms McGrath said.

Head to Bruce’s website to find out more and to order a copy of the book online: