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Why Days on Market is Important and How Your Home Can Beat the Average

Why Days on Market is Important and How Your Home Can Beat the Average

I’ve noticed that there are few more houses on the market at the moment in Captains Flat.  The house next door went on the market a couple of weeks ago, but only turned up on the web a few days ago.  It was interesting to check out what it looked like inside and compare it with ours.    It’s a much smaller house, and in original condition throughout.   Actually it would be a great … Read entire article »

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How to choose an external colour scheme in 30 seconds.

How to choose an external colour scheme in 30 seconds.

When we had our house resheeted, I needed to choose a colour for the trim.  The house itself is a classic miners cottage.  We ended up going for a galvanized (silver colour) roof as this is the traditional colour for these roofs, but the trim had to be chosen from the colorbond range.   We forgot to tell the roof … Read entire article »

Wreath finished and some new music I found…

Wreath finished and some new music I found…

I finally finished my Solstice wreath.  Luckily we will be having some folks over for “Christmas in July” so at least I won’t have to wait a whole year to use it! Listening to “Old Adam the Poacher” while crafting.  Beautiful quiet times to be had during winter. Time to “be still”. Foam ring and some of the 311 *(%^&*^%$ felt circles … Read entire article »

Old wood stove coming out..

Old wood stove coming out..

Well we have ordered a new wood heater.  It’s a mother.   After advice, we decided to take the old wood burning stove out of the kitchen and put the new one in there.  This means dismantling parts of the fireplace.  Luckily, much of what was bricked up behind and under the stove is sand and rubble, so we didn’t … Read entire article »

Winter Solstice @ 258

Winter Solstice @ 258

We had our first solstice celebration last week.  Winter solstice.  Living where we live, I’m much more aware of the changing of the seasons that I was when we lived in a more temperate climate.  It seemed appropriate to enjoy the fact that we’d reached the middle of winter, and that the days would get longer from here on out. Depressingly, … Read entire article »

My kitchen looks like a pool hall.

My kitchen looks like a pool hall.

So lots happened here yesterday. Firstly, the electricians came and installed the kitchen lights I’d purchased on eBay.   After they were in, I realised that they look a bit like pool hall lights.  Now I can’t get that idea out of my head.  Every time I go into the kitchen, I think POOL HALL. Argh.  Despite this setback, the lights … Read entire article »

Tomorrow, tomorrow.. I love you, tomorrow.

Tomorrow, tomorrow.. I love you, tomorrow.

Tomorrow.. I get a new roof put on the house, so it will hopefully dry out.. (we had 5 buckets catching the drips over the last few days.) Lindsay suspects that cleaning out the gutters just exposed the holes!  The insulation currently on the porch will bring the inside temp to something rather more comfortable!  I also get a working … Read entire article »

A Laurel Hedge Can Thrive In Almost Any Conditions

A Laurel Hedge Can Thrive In Almost Any Conditions

So I’ve been pondering the garden situation.. again.  Especially the front fence.  I was thinking of putting some agapanthus in there originally, but it may take a while to grow up and cover the fence.  Which could be called “rustic” but in reality is just a bit ugly.  However, we won’t have the resources straight up to replace it, so … Read entire article »

First night in the new house…

First night in the new house…

and we froze.. even despite the best efforts of our guardian angel – in the form of our local electrician, who came to our rescue at very short notice late in the evening after we managed to do something nasty to the fusebox when we plugged in our new heater. Part way through the night Lucas woke up and came bawling … Read entire article »