Friday, December 30, 2011

the house

I did a little overdue cleaning and tidying up of our house before Christmas (well, the living areas at least, the bedrooms need a good overhaul) and thought I would share it while it was all clean and tidy and not attacked by messy children.

The painter is nearly finished, and the little front verandah is one spot that feels very freshened up.

IMG_1778The walls are aluminium cladding that was pale insipid green, which has been painted over with the standard cream to match the rest of the house. The outdoor rug I had on the old boards has started to fall apart after just twelve months (so much for UV resistant!) so I borrowed the fake cow hide from Angus's room to cover the boards. I like it, even though it catches every bit of fluff and grass.

IMG_1790I moved in the outdoor setting from under the tree, threw on some new cushions I had bought in anticipation of the day the painting was done, and am so happy with how welcoming the little verandah is. Its a great place to sit and have a quiet coffee.

IMG_1815   This basically, is the rest of our small, but roomy square shaped house. In the last post you would have seen the bums on the stool at the kitchen bench, which is the right of the dining table in this photo. This is one big room, kitchen/dining/lounge, with the kids bedrooms those two blue doors to the left, and the bathroom the yellow door on the top right.

In my cleaning and tidying I obviously never looked UP and cleaned away that box on of the glass cabinet. Oh well, I'm short, can't see it most of the time ;-)

So there you have it, where we spend most of our time....


  1. I seem to have so much catching up to do.
    What's not to love about a new puppy! Hhhhm, maybe chewed thongs for one. I wish you well with your Wally.
    Your verandah looks beautiful. I'm envious. My house is a pig-sty and I'm just not in the right head space to deal with it at the moment. Have I ever been? Maybe 2012 will be the year of the big clean. Maybe?
    Your Christmas photos are lovely ... beautiful photo of the three kids sitting together.
    And your younger brother looks like somebody who has no self-confidence issues!
    I'd immediately spotted the bottle of rum on the counter in the first photo, pleased to read they were making rum balls!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012.
    Has it been a wet Christmas for you?

  2. What a beautiful home.
    Happy New Year to you..x


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