Thursday, 17 August 2017

Day 77

August 17th 2017

I know I've missed a fair few days, but in all honesty I just didn't know what to write.

The events in the news lately have just made me SO SAD.

I want to rant about The Don - the man who is condoning bigotry, rascism and hate and is currently the 'leader' of the USA.

I want to scream and yell and cry, and say how could people be so awful. But people have always been awful, it's just that I thought we as a global humanity were headed in the direction of good. But we aren't. And I don't know how to cope with that.

What it boils down to is this.


My children know that people are people. How much melanin a person has in their skin is absolutely irrelevant, as is the religion or beliefs they hold in their personal life, as is whether they associate as a guy, girl, both or nothing, as is who they marry.

I hope my children are in the majority, I hope that many, many parents are raising their children as we are. I fear they are not.

Peace, Love and Tolerance. ALWAYS 💕✌💕

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Days 71 - 72

August 11-12 2017

I wish I was more technologically competent so I could share the sound right now.

It is bucketing down.

I know I keep harping about the weather but I'm having a hard time remembering the last time winter was this insane. It's seriously just massive cold fronts, one after the next with very little reprieve in between. This weekend we have apparently three massive fronts coming off the Indian ocean, all in the space of 48 hours - including tomorrow nights' which is expected to bring wind in excess of 125km p/h.


On another note, here is the completely adorable Penelope Wonderwoman modelling part of her Halloween costume. She has chosen to be Rainbow Dash, one of the My Little Ponies 💖

Friday, 11 August 2017

Days 67 - 70

August 7 - 10

This winter is trying to kill me, I'm sure of it.

It's not so much that it's cold, it's winter in Western Australia. It's not really that cold (although it is).

It's the cloud cover and rain. It's doing my head in.

So it's not even the middle of August and we've pretty much reached our entire monthly average for rain already. July was ridiculously wet. It's like living in Victoria again.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Days 64 - 66

August 4 - 6 2017

So remember how we were going to build a couple of tiny house studios in the back yard?

Well we aren't doing that anymore.

Instead, the Eldest One is staying living away from home - which is actually much better for our relationship.

And the Social One will be living in a vintage caravan that we bought on Friday!

Way easier and considering the old septic tank placement in the yard, considerably less potentially gross. The City and the plumber were both pretty adamant about the fact that while the tanks were supposed to be emptied when the house was converted to sewer on the 90s, there is a high likelihood that they weren't. And we can't build anything anywhere near them unless we make sure ....

So yeah ... not overly upset about just getting a camper instead! Septic tanks, full or empty, can stay safely in the ground and un-messed with.

I also finished painting the black cornices in the kitchen and hallway, made plans for the vintage Flamingo mural in the bathroom and the tropical leaf mural in the bedroom AND bought an original 50s anodised aluminium light fixture in PINK!!

It's going to look amazing in the kitchen.

In other news, Miss Penelope has become quite the expert dressing herself, the dogs now spend their time alternating between actual dog like behaviour and something resembling sloths.

Also, we have a wonderful variety of creatures in the yard, despite the dogs. We have seen green tree frogs, lizards, spiders, worms, lorikeets, galahs and cockatos, and on Friday added Stick Insects to that list. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Day 63

August 3rd 2017

I finished painting the cornices and door frames in the hallway today!

I also made plans for the bathroom - replace the taps and shower head and get rid of the wallpaper.

Then paint.

Walls are either going to be white or vintage green turquoise. Trim will be black and the ceiling pink 😊

Then I am going to paint vintage style flamingos on the wall.

I feel like the bathroom is going to be my new happy place 😁

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Days 61 - 62

August 1/2 2017



So we've basically spent the last 2 days enjoying the fact that while ridiculously cold, there has been no wind or rain.


We did a little rearranging today in the living room as I hadn't been overly happy with the furniture placement.

Actually completely happy with it now and we have as a result a massive blank wall ready for music poster art 💓