Friday, 22 April 2011

New house!

It's an exciting time for my family and I - our cooling off finished yesterday, on the purchase of our new home! This images were taken the day we went to sign papers to purchase. As you can see - we have copious work to do. The exterior of the house is Angaston stone - from a local Barossa quarry - which unfortunately has been painted with what appears to be a rubberised type of paint - we've been told it's near impossible to remove without damaging the stone, but this needs more investigation.

It's a modest 3 bedroom house, built in 1955, and very much loved by an older couple who has now moved on to a retirement village. We plan initially to polish the baltic pine floorboards, paint, and install wardrobes in the house in order for us to move in. We also need to take down some of the existing garages and shed in the half acre yard (most of which have lean to constructions built on to them) and the chook run, and start again with a large shed/garage and a lined room (which Leon thinks is going to be a party/pool table room, but I covet for my work room...fingers crossed!)

Eventually, we want to build a large light-filled extension onto the rear (this will be when I get my new kitchen and bathroom - more finger crossing here) but we want to live in the space for a while before we start on this.

The garden needs a good tidy up, but has a myriad of plants that are quite old fashioned, some of which I haven't seen before. Does anyone know what tree produces these pods below?

Or what these almost ridiculously fake coloured bulbs are?

Some incredible mature trees here - we're very lucky!

I have this ache to create for this house - to sew, to garden, to cook, to nurture this place, for myself and my family. 30th of June is our settlement, and then the first of the renovations begin!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring... you've never heard (or seen!) it before!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Coeur de Pirate

I've been listening to a lot of Coeur de Pirate recently...and anxiously awaiting a new album!

Sunday, 10 April 2011


Click on the squares to make music - link here - I spent ages playing with this!

Friday, 8 April 2011


I'm hopelessly addicted!

I repinned this on pinterest - you can follow me here...warning - addictive!
PS: this quote is oh-so-true...

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


More amazing images and words, found here.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Knitted Loveliness

Images found here.