Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Did you know that I lived in a castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I do when it rains a lot, and that it certainly has 147.6mm in the last 24 hours. I knew that it had been raining pretty heavily last night, we have a colourbond roof so it gets a bit noisy when it rains heavily, but not in my wildest dreams did I imagine how much rain we have had.

Do you like my moat around the front and side of the house?

I went to take the boys to school, got a little way up the road and had to turn around, the roads were all flooded, one house that we passed had a ragging river in their back yard, I got the boys to try and take some photos while I was driving, but even those don't show how bad it is.

Those grey areas are normally front lawns now turned into rivers!!!

The boys think that it is great though, yesterday they had off because of the teacher strike and then today because of flooding, makes me wonder what is in store for us tomorrow.

On to my decorating everything is moving along slowly, still waiting on things to arrive in the post, I have some grouting to do today, I will show you some photos as soon as it is all finished.

UPDATE - Since writting this post Wednesday morning the rain did not stop all morning, don't know how much rain we ended up with but I was starting to get a bit worried, it was 5cm off of flooding our house, you stepped out our front door into a river. Thankfully the rain did stop and the waterlevel has dropped, I just hope there is no more rain. The following photos are taken of the side of the house.


Monday, 11 May 2009

Laundry update and Mothers Day Pressie.

Well the laundry is taking a little longer then expected, I have finished all the painting but I am having trouble finding the accessories that I want and I am waiting on a couple of things to arrive in the post. so I thought that I will show you all a couple of photos of the progress so far.

The room is so much lighter now for some reason and I actually enjoy going in there now.

Also I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day on Sunday, my boys made me scrambled eggs with English muffins and a cup of tea, then we all went to football to watch the youngest two play. This year for Mothers Day I wanted something different to the usual jewelry, not that I don't like what the boys pick out for me, they have the best taste! But I have a blank wall in my house that needed a little TLC it is not quite finished yet as once again I am having trouble finding exactly what I want, but this is this weeks project and also my Mothers Day pressie.

I hope that you all have a wonderful week,


Sunday, 3 May 2009

Confessions of a listaholic

As a have mentioned before a couple of times I love to write lists, the only problem is that I don't always finish them, I always seem to get a bit sidetracked along the way. Now do you see this folder -

I know it is not too pretty at the moment, I have to spend some time on prettying it up like Rachael did with her journals. This book is the ultimate list, my renovating projects folder, the folder is divided up into rooms and in each section I have a list of jobs to either finish or start, as well as some pretty pictures that I have found while looking on the Internet for inspiration.

I made this folder a couple of months ago and although I have finished and crossed out a couple of projects there is still so much to do. I have decided that I will tackle the list by doing one project or room a week, so each Sunday night I will decide what project I am going to do for the next week and I will do a short post about it including a before photo, then when the project is finished I will post again and show you all the finished product, that way if I don't get the project finished in a week the whole of blogland will know about it. Nothing like a bit of shame to get one motivated.

So here is this weeks project - The Laundry

Man I can't believe that I am showing you all this mess.

During the Easter school holidays my boys helped me to paint 5 rooms, they wanted guitar hero for their wii and I wanted some painting done so a deal was made, they did all the roller work while I did all the cutting in. The laundry was one of those rooms, but we were not able to completely finish it as there was a very large fridge in here and I needed Paul to remove it so that I could finish the painting. So now with the fridge gone I have no excuse. I will show you a photo of the finished laundry as soon as I have finished. Until then...........

Cheers and Best Wishes,