Saturday, January 28, 2012

change of place

When I called my blog ''change of place'' I didn't think I would literally be changing place! But we have moved again this time back to our original house in brisvegas. We moved in on the wettest day so far this summer. Thank you to the removalists who worked in some very difficult conditions.

The house has not changed in the last 15 or 20 years since the previous owners did a renovation & is the same as when we left nearly 10 years ago.

I am doing up the list of the to dos. One of the first things to do is the backyard. I want to keep the old garage & stable, NR would like to demolish. I keep thinking once it is gone that is it no more. What would you do?

The house has some very interesting design features like stripy floorboards. Not sure what to do here :S. We are not going to change the floor, maybe just add some enormous rugs. Have you seen this before, any suggestions?

The kitchen should I paint?

Now the move is over I am going to catch up on all my favorite blogs and posts which I have missed.
Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Before our move we are eating our way through our frozen fish stock & one of easy fish dishes is Jamie Oliver's fish pies. This is one of his fantastic fish pies recipes. Yum. 


PS: We are totally exhausted with packing, unpacking, & finishing the 101 jobs around the house before we move. This weekend we unpacked a shipping container of stored ''stuff'' we had in storage for 2years!!! We haven't missed a thing in the container. Big garage sale when we get to Brisvegas. 

Any garage sale tips?



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Xmas 2011

Before I move on to 2012 below are some snapshots to remember Xmas 2011

Which was a fantastic Xmas, a lot quieter than previous years as we stayed home this year, 
but still heaps of fun.

The Xmas Menu included:
a classic big breakfast with roasted mushrooms & tomatoes
glazed ham with mango. avocado & chilli salsa 

chilli & green peppercorn buttered prawns
blue sand crabs with herb tartare sauce
roasted tomato salad
cucumber & pickled onion salad
dad's xmas cake

Hope you had a great Xmas & I am looking forward to 2012 & following all my favourite blogs.