Wednesday, August 24, 2011

front fence

The front yard to do or not to do list. On top of the list is the front fence.

  1. Do we add a white picket fence or do we makeover the existing wire fencing?
Quirk Architecture - I can only dream 

from a country
our wire fence [in the distance]
The original plan was to plant new plantings of hibiscus & wait for the plants to catch up with the existing hibiscus hedges.

woven wire gate
and add new wire gates for the pathway & driveway. I love this gate but it is too fancy for our house. 


Maybe the camberwell style?

front of the house before we brought

I look forward to your thoughts on picket or wire?


Saturday, August 20, 2011

happy birthday

what a fantastic scarf made by the super talented nana 

How the time flies from one birthday to the next when you are having so much fun :)  Happy birthday!
birthdays are lots & lots of fun 
a day full of smiles
brothers are fun too
townsville this time of the year the days are beautiful

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

tiling complete

Finally Brad returned & completed the grouting :) The tiling for the kitchen/pantry/laundry was meant to be a subway/butcher shop look but our first tiler (which was not Brad) decided otherwise. Job completed before I saw it. It pays to be on site all the time.    


last of the tiling completed  - yay

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

award winning

Another weekend gone & still no work in the garden but Brad the tiler turned up & tiled the last of the splashbacks. That was last week...I am now waiting for Brad to come back & grout! Lucky he is a nice guy. Instead of progress pics on the bungalow here are some pics of the mid-eighties brick veneer home we brought when we first moved to Townsville a few years ago. We brought the house because of the garden, which we later found out won Townsville's best new garden of the year & best native garden of the year...the awards were quite a few years ago but the garden still looked pretty good to us.

Lots of palms & hedges & (oops) curves not circles ; )

The sunken lounge - so very 80s or is it 70s??
Typical eighties - lots of exposed brickwork & arches

The kitchen we did nothing too
 A very narrow ensuite which was in its original condition - we ripped everything out & started again.


We knocked down the wall & combined the toilet / bathroom & we knocked down the arched brickwork that framed the original bath..

So no work on the bungalow but I did manage to freshen up the blog - a change of colour and a little bit of pattern added ... : )