Our new house has a fish pond. I had no idea how much work there was. This pond has a great waterfall and had potential. We got the water looked at and it was just tap water. We topped up the pool and then had to put special ph balancer and other such potions into the pool before we could even consider adding fish.
Once the balances were correct we added the 5 fish, all of which are recognisable by their distinguishing marking. All very individual.
Lastly we added a few plants for effect. Now all we have to do is hope all this enthusiasm pays off.
We have moved house. We are now living in Balhannah, a little further into the Adelaide Hills. It was a major project. We hired a van for 3 days to move everything but the big furniture. On the last day we had friends come and help to get all the regular furniture to the house. We managed EVERYTHING including our pianola which weighs well over a Ton.
Our new house
It’s a log cabin, well it has 5 bedrooms so not really a cabin but a log home. The area is not quite as fire prone but I’m sure we wouldn’t be staying to defend it in a crisis.
Here is our new living room. It’s a living room, dining room, family room area. This is our furniture.
The above picture is the kitchen area this is not our stuff but a photo taken by the agent. (Note to self. Find amazing skull stools to replace).
I have an office with a separate door and a car port. I can drive straight up and unload my equipment. I have a table and shelves so far. Trip to IKEA is on the cards to kit it out with a sofa and some lovely things. I know it’s not for anything, I always attend antenatals at peoples homes but I love the thought of my own space and the fact that my papers etc may eventually get sorted.
We also have another living room and a sun room. Here is the view from the sun room.
We already feel much happier. The other house never really suited us. Once again school has come up. We are today going to look at Oakbank. Rex and Spike want to attend. Jos doesn’t but will have no choice if the others decide to go. Oak bank is an area school reception to year 12 with about 300 children. In senior school you can do horse racing and viticulture. They have chickens and veggie gardens. This is what we have been told. Today we find out for ourselves. A nice feral school would be good!!
My new fabulous underwater camera is already faulty. I blame Rose and her hen party. I’m sure that my camera just couldn’t cope with the willy shots (which by the way I couldn’t up load on the the WWW for your benefit).
The battery was very dodgy over the night so I assumed that it was going flat. When I attempted to charge it up however it blew the charger.
Yesterday I took it back. After being given the run around I got to talk to Greg from Fuji who questioned me until he was happy I hadn’t been sabotaging the thing. Don’t worry I explained the whole strip show thing to him in broad technicolour. So I have to return it. Harvey Norman can’t help or replace it,(what’s the point of them, I may as well have bought it on the Internet)and they couldn’t send it back for me because it’s a locked bag address and Harvey Norman don’t post to a locked bag no. FFS. I have no camera, how does a blog manage without one?
Here is the Hen party in full technicolour, although the actual willy shot I didn’t feel game enough to post in case Picasa pulled it.
The invite said wear something black. I did let them know that I don’t really own black. I did my best to be dark with purple instead. I had no idea so many people own so much black.
We had a good time. I enjoyed the games at the apartment. I struggle to see the appeal of a stripper especially when they are hairless and pretty plastic looking. However I think we all had a ball. Camilla who is Rose’s friend did a fantastic job in organising the evening.
Tonight I’m off to Rose’s Hen party. We are hoping for a cool change tonight after another day over 40. Should I take a cardy?
Today was Joc 12th Birthday. We went for breakfact to Muggletons. Jeremy was in a bad mood and declined to come but we managed well without him. She had a touch phone. Jeremy was pretty shitty about it but Jos loves it.
This is her amazing breakfast of French toast, ice cream, cream, maple syrup,rasberries and a cherry on the top. We also had chai tea.
Next we went to the city and she had her belly button pierced.
She thought it was very painful but didn’t really make too much fuss. Another reason that Jeremy has decided not to speak to me. OOPS……….