A New Leaf

What a stinker last week was!  Summer was hanging around and muscling in on Autumn and I could think was “why? WHY????!!!!”  I am pretty sure I got heat stroke hanging the washing out on one particular day.  

 Scorched.  

This morning there is definite change in the air. For the first time in what seems forever, I am not covered in sweat by 8am.  Ew gross, I know, but it’s worth celebrating in my book!

Autumn (when it FINALLY arrives) is my favourite time of the year. It’s cool enough to be incredibly productive and change is visible everywhere you look.  Life feels gentler. 

My list of things to do include:

  • Weed the yard
  • Explore our rainforest
  • Plant a herb garden
  • Paint the laundry door
  • Chop firewood

The kids are settling in really well to our new home.  Our youngest is a confident explorer and we’ve had to retrieve him from down the street and from the neighbours verandah several times.  The next major project to tackle is definitely a fence! 

  

We’ve been busy in the kitchen too!  It’s hard to believe what a difference this kitchen has made to cooking. The kitchen at our Sea Change home was tiny and crammed.  

 

Little chef in the making!

 

Time to go enjoy this fine weather!

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Home sweet home

It’s less than a week since we rocked in a removalist truck to meet our builder for handover up.  I am slowly unpacking and organising and discovering how many bugs there are in the bush. Seriously, so many!  That is definitely a major difference between a sea change and a tree change.

There is still about 4628 boxes to go but we’ve already created a very “us” feel to the place.  



I was going mad with all the blank white walls so spent this morning putting a few things up in the littlies room. 





There are still things to add (see that pile of sheets on the ground?  Such professional removalists we are!).  3M hooks are the bomb if you want to save your walls from a mass of permanent hooks. They aren’t the cheapest option initially, but when you consider how expensive it is to patch and paint nail holes, I think you are winning long term. 



The TV is yet to be wall mounted and basket of game consoles etc will eventually find their way home to the lockable storage units. Am I the last person to find out you can download an app to your phone to use in leui of your TV remote?  Of course our TV is too old for it to work, but still, very cool to know! If you didn’t know, but now you do, you’re welcome. 

The polished concrete floors have been a breeze to keep clean and are very popular with our dogs because they are nice and cool. 

The entry is looking very suave (might be a bit biased) with the funky Bunnings Acapulco chairs. The colour pops like crazy against the house paint and is so cool to see when you first arrive!