Bushfire, Evacuation & Desolation

It’s nearly a fortnight now since The Fire began and we’ve only just regained our equilibrium. It began as an ordinary weekday and finished in a whole ‘nother way. Wednesday 15th – Feast of the Assumption Actually it wasn’t an ordinary day it was the Feast of the Assumption, so we began the day by […]

7 Quick Takes: ‘Back in the Saddle’

Head on over to This Ain’t the Lyceum to read more 7QT for this week. 1 Yes, yes I’m back writing 7 Quick Takes after a four year hiatus from 7QT.  If I have any readers left, which would surprise me 😉 you would have noticed I’ve hardly written anything for the past year. When tossing […]

Loungeroom Receives Floorboards

After laying floorboards in our Great Hall and Pool Room we immediately moved onto laying the loungeroom floor. I’m just a month behind in sharing pictures 😉  I was particularly excited to give this room a makeover as it had become my least favourite room in the house. It was doing double duty as a loungeroom and […]

Creating A ‘Trampoline’ Garden

Most years PC and interested children plant a garden (I fall into the black thumb category).  Our garden however has never really thrived, unrelated to PC’s dedication and talent, but to it’s location, the garden was tucked away in an area of insufficient sunshine. It was long on PC’s list to relocate but as a […]

Flooring The ‘Pool’ Room

Our great project of laying floorboards throughout the house continues apace. Inspired by our success of flooring the dining and learning rooms the weekend before, we decided to press on and floor the ‘Pool’ Room a couple of weekends ago. Pool Room? simply the first room as you enter the house wherein a pool table resides. […]

Dining & Learning Rooms Gain Floorboards

Two weeks ago we turned our attention to a new project on the never ending Owner Builder list; to finish laying floorboards throughout the house. Firstly the area needed to be prepared, eight and a half years of grime needed to be removed so the glue would hold, and joins needed to be sanded down […]