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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Renovations: After and Before

due to uploading pics in wrong order I present to you - our renovations so far:

After and Before!

(who wants another boring before and after?!)


We are doing some ourselves, (by ourselves I mean by Cowboy) and some ... the professionals.

We bought our house for a steal and so it is fun to do it up.

The kitchen was a funny shape, old daggy and yucky -

We are convinced the ghost of the German bloke who built the house is still with us.

He occassionally pops the kettle on and messes with the coathangers in the still of the night.

We hope he won't be too disturbed with the changes.

We have ripped it out and replaced it with a shimmering white model.

We have also had our wall between kitchen and loungeroom knocked for six and it is all open plan

We are getting lavish tiles put down - we were going to polish the floorboards, but alas they had iccky goo all over them : too hard basket.

It will be exciting when it is all done.

Then we will sell the house and move to New Zealand.


  1. Love renovating, though it can make you crazy.

    Hope the ghost likes it too, looks fab.

  2. getting there :)

  3. Wow!! What a huge difference! How exciting! I don't think I could cope with renovations in my house.. strangers.. noise.. mayhem.. I would go crazy!

  4. yes - luckily we are staying elsewhere while its going down...

  5. Love it! Very fresh and clean.

  6. Awesome job, looks great! My inner (destructive) child always enjoys the little thrill I get knocking out a wall. :)

  7. What a transformation!


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