Wednesday, 8 October 2014

a very quick catch up

 Hello out there, I am still here, albeit a bit wearier, kind of a bit wiser and a lot more overwhelmed. But, the end is in sight, for the first bit anyway, this weekend we move into our new home. I am kind of excited but honestly feeling more daunted by the move than anything. Anyway, deep breaths and all that, yes, deep breaths and lots of help.
The whole process has been wonderful as a whole, as I have mentioned previously both Scott and I (and a few friends) have been learning many new skills and have been working muscles that were previously redundant. We marvelled at the wonder of filling in the gaps in our lining boards, gasped at the beauty of our oiled floors (think very rough industrial looking, yes so rough that mess will not even be noticed) and furrowed our brows and drooped our shoulders as our paint turned out to not be all that we had wished and hoped for (any little bump takes the paint right off, argghh).
It is looking beautiful.
But it hasn't all been hard work we have been having little moments of loveliness in between (despite the fact that our brains are totally consumed by our renovations). We have celebrated Ilo's 5th birthday and Poe's 8th, danced around the maypole at the Spring festival, dined and danced with beautiful new friends from Victoria, loved up the gorgeousness of Circus Oz, met a new baby who has chosen the best parents ever, tapped our toes at the Bangalow Bluegrass Festival, caught up with some big cousins in Brisbane, went to a perfect little pool party, got into Shiny Shiny, watched Ilo blossom at Little Kindy and photographed Katie Noonan and Jack Carty  for our local, 5 Church St.
Do you all feel semi caught up now? Kind of a little loved? I hope so. And if not, I send my sincerest apologies but I can't give much more at the moment.

nb. the above description may or may not be totally aligned with the photos that follow, I trust that you lot are clever enough to join the dots though. xx
x i also want to apologise to two very dear and important friends who are still awaiting (handmade) birthday gifts, you know who you are and it ways heavily on my mind but they will be done, i can't wait. xx


Sunday, 14 September 2014

a deadline, the vortex

So we now have a deadline to move into our new home, a deadline a little earlier than we were anticipating but a deadline that is good, a necessary concept that has made us sweat a bit knowing that there is a relative long list of things to be done before we can move in. But it's good, we have lists, we have more helpers and lots of determination (and still a relatively high level of enthusiasm). This week we will hopefully finish up with the no-gapping (hmm, yes, internal lining boards do look great but wowsers what a lot of work) and painting, the bathroom should be tiled (fingers crossed), we then have to deal with the enormous gaps in the floorboards (using brown thin rope between the gaps) and a light sanding and wax/oil, put in the wardrobes, clean up the garden (there is literally so much crap everywhere) and do all the other kind of moving stuff, oh and pack up and clean where we are in the next, ah, 2-3 weeks. Oh it will happen, don't be surprised if you don't hear from me until we reach the other side.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

circus tricks

Inspired by our upcoming visit to Brisbane to see Circus Oz for Poe and my birthdays, circus play has featured more heavily than usual (which, if we are being honest features quite a lot anyway).
We have just emerged from a week and a half of sickness, a horrid dry hacking cough, fevers and general awfulness (which unfortunately also took down my mum and my aunt, who were visiting). Amongst all this we have been packing, plying little people with as many remedies as I can (I do have an amazing brew but more suited to adults than children), farewelling Scott as he headed to Sydney to pick up our secondhand kitchen, skylight, windows and built ins (go ebay, go gumtree) and watching from afar as our home progresses. We are up to the painting prep stage and nearly ready for the bathroom to be waterproofed and tiled. Don't worry, I promise I will scratch all those itches out there with some progress shots very soon.
In the meantime we sit playing scrabble as we await a potential flood for the rain that is soaking our dry little town is filling our rivers past their brims.