Tuesday, January 28, 2020



Today, life goes back to 'normal'.
Stew will be at work.
Brylee is away in Tauranga for a few days.

It's just me at home.

BLISS... peace and quiet.

I'm going to tidy up the Studio.  Everything just got dumped in there yesterday after market.

There's some washing to do.

A bit of general housework.

And fluffing around the front of the house.

It is almost all done out there!

I might even do a 'before' and 'after' photo later on.

There's certainly heaps changed since we moved in.

ABOVE:  I forgot to show you how lovely the top of the Bar Leaner is!  Didn't Steve do well?  Stew and I think it's awesome.  

We had some more neighbours come over and introduce themselves a couple of days ago... and they said they were surprised at how much we had done already.

Ha... they can only see the front... so we took them out the back to see the pool.  They were amazed we already had a pool.  *smiles*

I told them it was pretty much top of the list of 'to dos'.  *smiles*

On our way home from the market yesterday, Bex and I swung by our 'old' home:

ABOVE:  Big change!  They have pulled out all the agapanthas from along the front fence line, and removed the little garden to the left of the driveway.
It will be interesting to see what they do ... maybe they will just leave it like that?

OH... the neighbour with the mile high hedge had just cut down the high part he left too!  What a wanker... leaving it that high till now.

Right, that's all I have for now... catch ya later on in the day.


1.33 pm:  Well... I've been pottering around all day (so far).  Went out and got some big hooks to hang 'stuff' on the fence.
Home. Hung out washing.  Had lunch.
Got a headache.
It's too hot.

ABOVE: Top photo sometime in September/October, before we moved in.
Bottom one just now.

Pretty happy with the changes.  It's exactly how I envisioned it.

Well... apart from the trailer.  But there's nowhere else to put it.

I've had a quiet afternoon.  Had two swims.  Done some more housework.  Cooked dinner.
About to do the pool chemicals.
Just the usual stuff now.  *smiles*

Stew should be home from Rotorua shortly.  Then we can enjoy a quiet evening, just the two of us.


  1. Anonymous12:06 PM

    The table Steve made is absolutely magnificent, he very talented, Jo

  2. Love the table Chris. Showed it to Gary and hopefully hinted enough that he might make one too, seats included though :-) your new home looks lovely.

  3. Anonymous12:01 AM

    What’s in front of the sewing room in the photo before you moved in? Is it a ginormous rock? House looks amazing. You have done so much in such a short period. Liz

    1. It is a rock that's been carved to look like a dragon curled up. The previous owner was an artist... pottery, painting and carving. Super talented woman.

    2. Anonymous2:21 AM

      Wow! That's amazing! The house must attract the creative ;-)


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