Friday, 29 March 2013

Little Mosaics

We went for a Good Friday mooch around Cottesloe today and I kept finding these lovely little mosaics on the ground - really simple shapes but effective - I'm eyeing up the concrete pad outside our back door...

I love this last one - especially since we were on our way to get an ice cream!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

House News

Life in The Ugly House is going pretty well. 
We solved the wandering ant problem... and then the millipedes all woke up and started trundling around like little trains..
Could be worse - I've got quite fond of them!

We've still got piles of unopened boxes in corners but it's looking quite homely...

Bits and bobs...

My Penguin postcards...

Washi tape flyscreen repairs!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Spoonbill House

We've just got back from a weekend near Margaret River - we stayed in this cute little cottage!

It had pressed tin walls...

And a piano!
I really think holiday cottages should always have a piano.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

PPE for dogs..

I am so thoughtful - Molly was looking a bit disturbed by the sounds of Mark chainsawing his way through the undergrowth so I let her borrow some ear defenders.

I also thought it might help her empathise with Lily the deaf Sharpei that lives over the road and likes to come and visit each day..

Monday, 11 March 2013

For better and worse..

We've moved in!
The shed looks worse...

But the living room and kitchen are looking pretty good!

Apart from the fact that we seem to be living on top of a giant anthill, we're liking it so far :)

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

So close...

We are nearly moved in to our new house. 
As in all the furniture is there but we are not..
Because basically, all our clothes, food and the TV are here.
We are moving in tomorrow because my parents are in Singapore! Aargh! They arrive here on Friday afternoon so we've gone into renovation overdrive - Mark has even built decking! (it wasn't my top priority - plumbing in the dishwasher is pretty high on my To Do list!)

Here are a few tips I would like to share from the last four weeks:

1. You cannot renovate a house in four weeks and do anything else at the same time.
2.Never be stingy when buying paint - honestly - spend the extra and get the good stuff or you'll end up painting literally 12 layers of paint on EVERYTHING..
3. When considering buying a house, think twice if all the woodwork is painted dark blue.
4.You can never have too many brothers-in-law - and yes, they love helping..
5. When packing to emigrate you do not need to bring more than 6 wineglasses with you:

6. Always, always use low tack masking tape when painting (Doh..)
7.When buying a fridge, please remember to check that it will fit through at least one door into your house. Or it will end up living in the shed.
Poshest beer fridge ever..