Well... today we are going into Hamilton to look at carpet again.
I ordered the carpet rug last Monday, and found out last night via email, that the carpet I had chosen is no longer available.
So... back to square one on that. Fancy taking FIVE days to find out they couldn't supply it!
While there we will go out to Wairere Nursery to get a plant for our big square terracotta pot too.
Once we are home again, it will be outside to do some gardening, as it's finally NOT RAINING!
Stew can get the lawns cut, and we will pot some plants. I want to have a really good look around the property.
Since we moved in there hasn't really been much time to have a thorough look around at what's in the gardens.
There's two (or three?) raised garden beds with some veges in them. I have no idea what they are!
And there's one corner that has nothing in it. The previous owners had a pile of railway sleepers stored there. I might put some fruit trees there.
So... that's the plan for today.
What are you getting up to today? I hope you have fun. I'm going to. *smiles*
3.31 pm: Looks like the lawns won't get mown this weekend!
We went into Hamilton for carpet samples, and it became a bit of a shopping expedition.
More to come of course, and FOG. Ikky fog.
ABOVE: The girls don't think much of the colder mornings! Coco sure looks comfy under my duvet.
ABOVE: Shopping. We got curtains for the lounge, a door bell so we can hear if anyone's at the front door while we are down the other end of the house, and I got some short, slip on outdoor/gardening shoes. They are like gumboots, but shorter.
ABOVE: Some of the carpet samples. I'm leaning towards the one in the middle, or MAYBE the one on the right?
Stew is outside right now potting plants into pots. We got a nice sized buxus for our big terracotta pot. I'll show you later, once Stew's potted it. We also got 3 native grasses/flaxes for the garden. It's a start on how we want the gardens to be.
We walked on those three carpet samples in our socks, and the one that felt the softest was the one on the right. The one in the middle would have been my pick, until I stood on it. It's thin and feels hard underfoot. So it will probably end up being the one on the right.
It't not as light coloured as it appears in the photo, it's more a fawn, speckled colour.
ABOVE: The lovely cone shaped buxus in our big pot. It looks great there.
ABOVE: We have broccoli growing in one garden bed...
ABOVE: No idea what's growing here! Could be leeks, or onions? And some silverbeet... which Stew loathes! But you can 'hide' it in a meatloaf and he can't tell. hee hee.
ABOVE: This one is under the family room and Kitchen. It has had strawberries growing in it, plus a few other things.
ABOVE: See? Strawberries. When do they normally grow, cos I'm sure it isn't in the middle of winter!
And that's all for today! We are now going to eat dinner and settle down in front of a telly ... Coronation Street is on so I'm happy.