Hello my lovelies. I’ve been very quiet of late, I know.
There’s a reason for that. It’s a very big, very expensive reason.
As you know, we’ve been building a house.
It started out looking like this, not very long ago at all. In November, in fact…
In case you’re curious, this is a photo of our inaugural cup of tea in our new kitchen. Natch. We set up The Boy’s camp stove and brewed up a Great Australian Cuppa in the roaring winds of Ballarat.
This was after 6 months of waiting for the land to title. Yes. Yes, this has been going on for a year now.
I think the last (and only) photo that I’ve shown you guys is this one.
Since then strides have – yea and verily! – been made.
It now looks like this.
As you can see, it is distinctly more house-shaped. There are still a few things to be done. The front door needs to be painted for a start *ahem*. Then the painting of the eaves, installation of the garage door and other major appliances and the removal of the port-a-loo and skip.
All this has meant that the possum-infested historical relic in which I currently reside now looks like this.
I am packing, hopefully for the last time in many decades. Then I shall be cleaning quite a bit.
All of which means that very little blogging is being done. I’m sorry.
We hope to move in the next two weeks and I am very much looking forward to cooking in my new kitchen – snapped here through the windows.
Although I’ve realised that I’ve stuffed up royally with regard to power points in there. I’ve got one set of double points for the kettle and toaster – and that’s it. I had thought (looking at the plans) that there were some on the other side of the kitchen near the stove, but I’ve realised that they were to plug the oven and microwave into! Disaster!
Thankfully, I may still be able to rectify this…I hope. (gulp)
Anyway, I had planned to post many things this year and I have lots of photos ready to go. However, this is unlikely to happen now and, admittedly, I will have much better lighting in the new place and may want to redo it all. Who knows?
Wish me luck, Peeps. Life is ultra-chaotic at the moment and my energy reserves are at an all-time low.
I will be back, possibly better than ever.
Hugs and kittens!