Sunday, 1 May 2011

Part 3

Our bedroom with the absolute suntrap of the bay window. Very tiny room with weird angles all over the place - still trying to sort this room out. There was also no hardware in any of the wardrobes so this has held things up too while we went to purchase a wardrobe system - ugh who needs to wear clothes!! OK rhetorical question - don't answer that!

Tommy's bedroom with his weird set up that he is perfectly happy with thank you very much. The hole in the wall is the "tuck shop" and provides access to the alcove in the kitchen that we have set up as the breakfast area. Another gorgeous sunny room.

The boys' lounge upstairs they are really happy up here especially with that fridge that they think they are keeping - got news for them!

The view from Nick's bedroom and if you enlarge the pic you can see the ocean in the background -way cool. This was another interesting room in that the windows looking at the view were all screwed shut when we arrived and there was lock on the outside of the door - all have now been removed although we might re-think that one :-)

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Part 2

These cubbie holes and drawers hold a very interesting story. Apparently the owners of the house had 12 children and after school the cubbies held their school bags and homework and supplies went in the drawers - wow so organised. Suggested this to the boys and was met with much disdain! Oh dear looking at this I really must throw out my tulips although they do look kind of funky with their petals like that!

My office - or the room I have taken over which is directly off the main lounge - such a warm sunny place and a huge mess at the moment - work in progress remember we have only been here for just over a week.

The view from from chair - you can just see the golf course behind the spa pool. Book case nearly organised :-)

From the main lounge looking through the kitchen to the dining and then to the golf course. Huge wide open spaces - loving all this room.

And the kitchen to finish off this batch of pics.

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New Beginnings - Part 1

And so we go again - another move, more upheaval and leaving all the very many people we have become close to during our time in Pukekohe. There are many upsides to our move to Wanganui though and the house is one of them!

This is the view from the bottom of the garden. Directly behind me taking the photo is the local driving range and golf course.

The front view of the house is next - loving the little portico so guests will always have somewhere under cover to park and get out of vehicles in the dry.

Having room for the spa pool is wonderful and we have all enjoyed many soaks in here with a glass of wine - well Andy and I anyway!

This shows the garage and the boys lounge above it. Interestingly, the buiding you can see next door is the local convent and the home of many nuns. It is also the local catholic girls high school - we shall see what happens next, not sure who is going to get the most education my boys or the neighbours!

The amazing fire that has already been well used. It is a hot plate on top and on the right hand side is an oven, still to work out how to heat that up enough, but I am sure as winter settles in we will work that one out.

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Monday, 6 April 2009

New Singlet

 Monday, 6 April 2009 - Ali was wanting another singlet to wear to the gym. We remembered this one that Uncle Marty gave to Andy a while ago. Go Ali, advertising and working out!

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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday, 5 April 2009

 Sunday, 5 April 2009 - Had some drinks with a few friends yesterday and one of them kept going on about spraying her weeds. It must have sunk in because I walked to The Warehouse and came home with change from $20 and these. The spraying is done!

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2,3,4 April

 Thursday, 2 April 2009 - What an absolutely gorgeous day, so crisp and clear and check out what the barometer says! My birthday pressie - I have wanted one of these for ages.
 Friday, 3 April 2009 - The wisteria that is growing on the deck railing outside our kitchen window, so nice to look onto.
 Saturday, 4 April 2009 - Oh dear it is getting real now, I am gonna be tested on all the stuff I have been learning for the last few weeks!

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29 March to 1 April

 Sunday, 29 March 2009 - Oh man, I hate maths! Trying to work out things for my economics paper. I had to get Ali to help me with this one. He explains things really well and I think I understand now. It took 4 pages of workings like this to get one answer!
 Monday, 30 March 2009 - Autumn is on the way, love the colours of the trees at this time of year, can't stand getting up in the dark in the mornings though.
 Tuesday, 31 March 2009 - Nick's favourite birthday present.
 Wednesday, 1 April 2009 - My place of work with the Hampton Downs racetrack being worked on in the background.

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25-28 March

 Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - Boys playing silly buggers and Ali wearing the throw to keep the flies off and the tea cosy while he does the dishes!
 Thursday, 26 March 2009 - So cool to come home and see a bill that Andy has paid. Paying the bills has been my job for such a long time.
 Friday 27 March 2009 - I use my phone as my alarm clock and this is the time it goes off each week day morning.
 Saturday, 28 March 2009 - Happy Birthday to Nick. 14 years old and what a wonderful family day we had - just us and out for butter chicken for lunch and then homemade pizzas for dinner. Lots of conversation with real sentences instead of yes/no or grunts!

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21-24 March

 Saturday, 21 March 2009 - Man check that front coming over. What on earth are you supposed to put on when the day starts out like this. For the record, it was a gorgeous day.
 Sunday, 22 March 2009 - Driving day again and we headed into St Heliers. The boys dropped me off and I walked to the Parnell baths where they were all having a swim. A gorgeous day and I finally got to do the walk that I have wanted to do for years.
 Monday, 23 March 2009 - Ooops, forgot to take a pic today, so here is one from yesterday when Tommy just couldn't stay out of the tree.
 Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - Our little bookworm is often found in the afternoon lying on his bed and reading. Can't believe that not so long ago he wouldn't go near a book.

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17 - 20 March

 Tuesday, 17 March 2009 - Birthday flowers from Mum, a gorgeous spray of Singapore orchids and I only got round to taking the pic today.
 Wednesday, 18 March 2009 - Our letterbox.
 Thursday, 19 March 2009 - Freshly mown grass - gee getting desperate about what to take pics of now.
 Friday, 20 March 2009 - Nick hanging the laundry out yet again - and man did he get dark after he heard the shutter click!

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Some more

 Friday, 13 March 2009 - Friday afternoon pre birthday drinks with the girls. Gotta get rid of that stray gray!
 Saturday, 14 March 2009 - Happy Birthday to me. I had been up for ages, but had to wait for everyone else to wake up before I went back to bed for my pressie time.
 Sunday, 15 March 2009 - Out for a drive and we ended up at the airport where we sat and watched several planes being unloaded and then reloaded. And we dreamed quite a bit!
 Monday, 16 March 2009 - Love this little succulent. I picked a bit off another plant many years ago now and it is still only this big. I guess the neglect that it receives might have something to do with its size.

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