Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year New Addition

What a beautiful morning this first day of 2012, the most amazing blue sky, the sun is shinning and all is very calm and quiet. Starting the day with a BBQ breakfast in our outdoor room then we may do a bit more gardening and hopefully if the day warms up a quick dip in the pool. I don't love the colour but I don't hate it either so I guess we will keep it, however I will be speaking to out pool builder again to see what offer is on the table before making a final decision.

Loving spending time in our new home it is as if we have always lived here. The house is not as we want it yet as we still need to add some rugs and decorative pieces and more furniture but there is no need to rush. Also the garden needs a lot of work so we feel to focus on that and then let the interior simply evolve and grow as we settle in to it. We have never had such a big garden before and it is a little overwhelming trying to decide what to do with it, breaking it up in to sections seems to be a good way of deciding what we want where. The garden really needs some hard landscaping done to give it some height, depth and interest. I think we will add a deck and pergola and some bench seats around the outdoor room pool area and then some paving and gravel plus some raised beds that we can plant vegetables in. We will also need a small shed and somewhere to hang a washing line. The grass has taken really well and the lawned areas look great, hmm it will need its first cut very soon though must organise someone to come and do that for us. We'd also like some feature pots and plants and art pieces to create areas of focus or may be even a water feature? Oh the list goes on and on - better go and look at those home and garden magazines again for some ideas.

News Flash:
Have a look at this little cutie who will be the new addition to our family.....

What a sweetie!

She is a golden spoodle and will be moving in with us in a couple of exciting. It has been a few years now since we had a dog, it will be great to have a little furry four legged member of the family again.

Joy to you all for 2012.


  1. If I get some down time later I will have another go at uploading the recent photos of the garden and pool etc as I know everyone likes having a look at what is going on as well as hearing about it.

  2. Ohhh puppy is gorgeous! Don't forget to include an area for the dog to dig in the new garden landscaping! There'll be plenty of that activity for a while! Can't wait to see photos of the pool - its going to be 41 degrees in the Barossa today (at Paul's parents where we are at the moment) but no pool :(. Good aircon though! :)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Nat
    Happy New Year to you too. I have uploaded some pics see my previous post