House and Garden

Well the little guy is growing and moving quite happily right now. I must confess that I don’t think I am one of the ladies that ENJOYS being pregnant. I feel a bit old lady before my time. Symptoms could be much worse too! I don’t know how some woman do this over and over. I just keep remembering to myself about the end goal. Kylie has also been very attentive so I am well looked after!

Mostly I wanted to write to show you whats been happening around our wee house for the last few months. SO MUCH.

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Getting Plastered!

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New Gate! Almost done.

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Really cannot justify missing out the recently built “Man Bench”. If we have an earthquake guess where we are hiding? Kylie is quite proud of this one. All the people that come over get shown the new construction.

Some Garden:

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Want basil and tomatos to be big NOW. I can just imagine the taste.

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Gone to seed Spinach (I eat anyway!) and lettuce.

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Its a corgette (zucchini) baby! I planted four of these plants and slugs ate three of them! I now have some happy little seedlings growing forth thanks to an old flatmate. Thanks Esther! I am looking forward to eating these soon.

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We have a few flowers in out garden – none planted by us. All here when we arrived. The white roses and lavender are EVERYWHERE. And they both smell great and flower in great abundance.

I have yet to take a photo of our red climbing rose, its gets alot of love from our visitors. The only thing we have done to our flowers this year is prune. So they are a little eaten. I am hoping in the next few years to start giving the decorative parts of our garden some love. But for now they do what they do with not alot love, but give us so much!

A few things I have let go in the last month or so:

  • I have come to ignore the weeds in the garden for my time is better spent elsewhere (for now!)
  • renovating yourself will mean it won’t be perfect and thats quite alright
  • sometimes your plants get eaten by more than just you. Just keep planting
  • stop comparing myself to other peoples house and gardens, ours is perfect however it looks! (this is a skill i need to get better at)

So many photos! This really is a small taste of what we have been up to recently. Its a rather nice reminder for me on how far we have come and how much we have achieved. (Must be showing Kylie some before and after shots!) We have actually been feeling over whelmed of late about how far we have to go, so this blog post is rather timely and has kicked me right out of it!

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2 thoughts on “House and Garden”

  1. Wow you have been so busy. I like the bench very impressive and that gate is going to be brilliant. Did I spy a trolly for the little man to push:>) The plants look so healthy and that room is taking shape well. You have both done really well. I like the bikes hanging up, reminds me of that street in Christchurch where they all hung on wall. Thanx for the updatexxoo

  2. Your renovations are looking great. You are right, it’s good to stop and remind yourself how far you’ve come, even when there is heaps more to do! Sometimes you have to remember to live in the now, not the future! Let’s all hope the weather improves, to ripen those tomatoes…

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