As we approach Christmas and the joy of family coming to stay for the very first time, we are in the midst of the final organising of big trucks. It has been a tad stressful as the weather has delayed things over and over again. Essentially we are awaiting concrete around the outside of the house, and this needs to be done before we can get our furniture in. Waiting, waiting waiting!
We are surrounded by a finished building site, you know, sand and more sand. We ummed and ahhed during construction as to what to surround the house with. Timber decking? - no, too expensive and too much maintenance, we want low maintenance. Paving? - memories of weeds and ants from our house in Perth has put us off, again, too much maintenance. We decided on concrete, specifically coloured concrete. Once it's done and sealed, the maintenance is minimal. After some contemplation we decided on a colour called 'Mocha', a warm brown in keeping with the nature colours we have used around our house already.
Finally the concreter rang to say he'd be coming to start our job. First the formwork. I like curves and luckily curves were no problem!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The move into our house has begun. We are collecting boxes and boxes and boxes from the storage unit where they have patiently sat all year. The painting of my sewing room is complete so this is the storage area for the boxes until we get time to sort things out.
( edit: I will add what my daughter said this morning....Good karma in the kitchen? Do you mean good Feng Shui? I don’t think your kitchen has a next life to acquire good karma for… :P - ok ok, good Feng Shui then my dear! :-) ).
Plus as you know already, I love the colours in there, very peaceful. And when the sun comes in the window in the early morning, the reflections from the sink dance on the ceiling.