Thursday, 15 December 2011

Where I blog and the Reno!

While i was in Italy my very talented husband started to rebuild a wee small cottage.
 Walls, windows and doors were ripped out.
Progress is happening BUT it is a bit slow so.......
Our kitchen is on the veranda and that's where i Blog with a very nice view although at times a bit cold and windy!

The other end of the veranda is the temporary kitchen, note bucket under the sink. About a month ago we had a big storm and the whole Kitchen blew off the veranda (neighbours had a chuckle) and hubby just gathered it all up and rebuilt it again while i combed around the grass for lost forks and coffee cups.

                                       Well i may as well show you where we sleep too!

                                                 Part of the new decking hubby is building

And a huge pile of rocks which were dug out when putting in new pipes which will become part of the new native garden which is my job. (we have his and her jobs)

The area i have to create the new garden is huge (1acre) and i must say i am feeling a little overwhelmed. There is exsisting stands of gum trees for some shade and also native grasses including wallaby grass.
I think the best thing will be to divide the area into sections and only work on one at a time. I'm also looking at lots of books and gardens for inspiration, Phoebe recently posted a beautiful  garden which is certainly inspirational and a work of love.

Maybe a visit to some open gardens may help too with ideas....................


  1. I'm sure all the hard work and effort will be well worth it in the end.
    You sure have one very clever hubby ........
    Great view from the table too, all the best with the renos..

    Claire :}

  2. I love that outdoor kitchen, I'm sure it would have been quite amusing watching it blow off and being rebuilt/gathered up, but it probably wasn't so much fun for you. Hope the reno goes smoothly and a little more quickly.

    I do love where you blog though, very inspiring. I'm sure you'll find plenty of creative ideas for your native garden sitting in that spot. Can't wait to see it's progress.

  3. It's really interesting to see where people do their blogging! So you've been having storms too - sorry to hear about the damage to your property, but you seem to have made it good quite quickly.
    A bit daunting, as you say, to have so much space to play with for your garden, but quite a privilege too - certainly compared with our small city centre gardens here.

  4. Claire, yes hubby is very clever, although not trained as a builder he will have a go at anything!

    Barb,It is an inspiring spot and i do have lots of ideas running through my mind but Xmas first!

    Linda,yes it is a privilege and we both feel very lucky to be living in this beautiful part of Victoria.

  5. It sounds like a fun adventure and one you'll have lots of memories and tales to tell when all is finished, the hard work will be worth it in the end. And the view to sit by and blog looks so peaceful, I love the country for that.


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