Year of The House: update

Here are our APRIL / MAY  #YOTH achievements...

 David tiled two walls in J's bathroom / powder room with white tiles over Easter.
(and here I was thinking he'd finish the whole room! Ba Ha Ha!)
J's bathroom vanity installed.
Playroom blind for the external door opening to the winter sun spot, latte deck, milkshake deck installed then reinstalled, the right way round :-/ 

Joiner visited and kitchen and laundry designs discussed to be quoted.
Two new carpet quotes received after my previous choices discontinued!!! (WTF!)

Is a shade difference worth an additional $3K?...

Main bedroom walk-in-robe fit out quoted and accepted.
Quotations sought for completing rendering to external areas.
J's bathroom shower screen and mirror quoted and ordered.
Sought & received Curtain costings (Eeeek!) for entire house and chose fabrics for same.
Trying to find a new tiler for here and our company....Grrr (*major headache*)
Ordered custom made grates for top external deck areas.

Custom made, Tile Insert external grates ordered for our deck areas! Image from My Shower Grate Shop
Bathroom accessories; towel rail, toilet paper holder and shower shelf installed to J's bathroom.
Stone top installed to J's bathroom vanity.

Action shots...
Whew! On a roll.....

Renovating? Building? Got some House Projects to complete?
Join in! #YOTH15
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x KL

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Bits & Bobs of my Blogging Hiatus!

It's been super busy around here lately...not so much with house progress unfortunately, but with life!

Poppy Project, Rotary Park GOSFORD
 After the horrendous fortnight of severe storm weather late last month, ANZAC day memorials were fortunately, appropriately spectacular.

Dawn Service with Gallipoli landing re-enactment at TERRIGAL
We went to Sydney in the afternoon to spend the remainder of the ANZAC weekend with Japanese friends who were visiting Sydney for the final few days of their whirlwind trip to Oz.

The last time I saw Nozomi was when she was billeted with us as an exchange student, 12 years ago!

My girls have visited her in Japan several times, so it was nice to be able to reciprocate her always generous hospitality. We met her mother too, who was her traveling companion. She kindly hosted my eldest daughter when she was an exchange student in Japan. Shizuko spoke no English, but we immediately had a strong  connection, and had a really fun weekend!

We had a lovely Mother's Day here, with our nest leavers visiting and spoiling me with a beautiful lunch. We took the opportunity to celebrate my daughter's boyfriends birthdays too, a 21st and 25th!
Love the photo below of the boys and Davo having a wee 'nanna nap' after the effort of making lunch!

It was disappointing to miss seeing my own mother as she (along with my father!) was isolated in hospital with pneumonia. They have both been so very sick, but are on the mend now, thank God!

Me dispensing lots of TLC to poor Mum!
 My son has become a teenager too (Eeeek!) so the birthday celebrations continued!
13! Where has that time gone!!!!?

Three 13th Birthday Celebrations...two to go!!!
Would never had foreseen that my baby (seen below playing PS1 with his sister) would be building his own customised PC for his thirteenth birthday!

And David's birthday is this Saturday. May's a very busy birthday month!

I've been back to hospital for some minor surgery which seems to have been unsuccessful. 
Hopefully I wont now need major surgery, but that's looking like a distinct possibility. Bugger.
Can still laugh at getting older though:

Progress on the house front is slow, as usual. One day a week is just not enough time for David to get any consistent work done, so we're considering employing some subcontractors to help. We have previously viewed this as a waste of our capitol (paying someone else to do what David can do for free) but we're both impatient to get the house finished. To this end we are obtaining quotes for the remaining work....

Carpet options. Decisions, decisions!
Hopefully, the second half of the year will be full of progress (YOTH15!) and frequent 'pretty pics' on the blog front as we complete areas.

Fingers and toes!!!!!

x KL

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Synonym(s): cardiac standstill.
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Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

The Strand by Whiting Architects (2015 Australian Interior Design Awards)

 Many about the ol' blogosphere use the phrase "Be still my beating heart" to describe their reaction to a particularly gorgeous image. 

Nah. Not me.

My ticker skips a beat.

How perfect is this lounge room? !!!!!
H E A R T S T O P P I N G....(in my humble opinion)


 x KL

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