We’ve done quite a few repairs on our house this year: new gutters, roof repairs, getting the outside painted and, of course, the possum proofing. It’s been the proverbial money pit. Even still there are things that you put up with, like the windows that don’t close properly and the old paint job. Once you realise that … Continue reading HelpX Experiment
We've arrived at the not so fun part of our plans. Apparently day dreaming of all the wonderful experiences we're going to have isn't actually going to get us very far. There's the tedious, the painful and the slightly scary that needs to be accomplished first. Our current pain is passports. I've just returned from … Continue reading Passport Pain
Well the dining room is finally finished. I must admit that it took longer than I thought. Mainly due to my procrastinating when it came to painting.I'm pretty happy with the way it came together and as well as the more expensive items I managed to get some bargains and even some freebies. Lovely Belgian vintage … Continue reading Dining room done!
The only thing I've ever won is an esky over 20 years ago, so you must excuse my excitement that I actually won something!Every now and then I enter an online competition as long as it doesn't involve the dreaded "In 25 words or less...".This time I actually won a gorgeous chair and sofa from … Continue reading Winner!
It was off to the beach today. I hadn't really done anything special with the boys over the school holidays (I'm still working) so I though I'd get in a day trip before school started back on Monday.So together with the Grandparents we headed off to Broadbeach.First stop was the awesome kids playground. Crowded (due … Continue reading Beach Boys
When we moved into our house we found this old pine buffet in the shed. I must admit that I didn't give it much thought at first except as a place to store the gardening tools.excuse the horrible photo..But I was soon inspired by all the wonderfully talented bloggers out there, especially by Paint Me … Continue reading Furniture Painting
In a previous post I bemoaned the fact that we have the world's ugliest gas heater and I longed for one of those sleek gas fires.These last few days however I've learnt to love the ugly. It's been cold and wet and every evening we turn on the heater for a warm and cozy room. … Continue reading Love the ugly
Well, winter has definitely arrived in Brisbane. Cold nights and chilly, windy days have got us all scrambling to find our scarves and jackets.My slippers fell to bits yesterday and they were only two months old. I suspect the fact they were only $8 had something to do with it. I couldn't resist this pair … Continue reading Wintery days
I've just spent a delightful couple of days reading 'Rooms' by Katie Ridder. That girl certainly isn't afraid of making a statement. I did find some of her rooms overwhelming but her combination of colours and patterns are undeniably boldly brilliant.Here are a few of my favourite rooms.I particularly love her kitchens. She is a … Continue reading Books: Katie Ridder and Ben Pentreath
I took a week off my part time job last week to do a 5 day course. The side effect of this is that I've spent the whole weekend doing all the tedious, boring stuff I usually do on my days off: washing, vacuuming, mopping, more washing, giving the cat a bath (I know..what can … Continue reading Miss my weekend