Category Archives: Fruit trees

What happened after the landscaper left?

Lots! I got Francis, my chippie brother-in-law, to continue the side deck around to the door that will one day be my study, but is now Ryan23’s room. I got him to put the step all the way around. One … Continue reading

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Want to see what 40K buys nowadays?

When we moved here to The Best House in Melbourne, there were improvements I wanted to make. However, when I had 18 months of bridging finance to get through until the old house was sold, (running at 3K/month- yikes!), things … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The bachelor pad.

I thought I’d start off with this shot today. Seems appropriate. Deana gave me this wall hanging (for want of a better word) when I stayed at her place last year when I was in England. I went to visit … Continue reading

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So here’s what happened.

Yes, I know this looks like Blogless Sandy bought the house, but I’m the one just to the right of her. The other photos taken by the real estate agent were all wrecked by the sun. So you know how … Continue reading

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The dance continues.

Poppy and Jeff are the naughtiest, most indulged dogs I’ve ever owned. I’ve┬ánever had dogs allowed up on the furniture before, or being allowed to sleep inside and get up on the beds. But it’s hard to resist those little … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Woo hoo!!! Flikr is back!

Look at the bagels I made! They’re like proper boiled bagels except you steam them in the thermomix before baking them. Too easy and very delicious. Evan18’s art installation is coming along nicely. There’s a lot of roadworks going on … Continue reading

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A lovely surprise.

I was going into the city for an excursion with my year 12 Theatre Studies class and I had to get to work early. I was running late (no surprise there…) and had no time to spend on making an … Continue reading

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Interesting link to a garden.

Wow, look at this garden. Not bad for only two years! Thermomix Recipe: Fresh Rice Noodles.

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Skinflint Sunday: See a garden for entertainment and Inspiration.

(I have an iphone3, so the photos may be slightly fuzzy.) When Karen came around with the garden design for my front yard, she mentioned that she was having an Open Garden weekend in Feb. Blogless Sandy and I popped … Continue reading

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