Tuesday, March 04, 2008

all in a day's work





It's been 15 months since we moved back to Australia, and our house hasn't changed that much. But, we had BIG plans when we moved in.

Renovations were going to include: a new kitchen complete with floorboards, a large study/music room/studio, built-ins (oh, yes please!), carpet, central heating (yes, we have had one winter without it - not a liveable environment really)... the list goes on. And that's just the inside.

The outside was going to be fenced, pathed, and basically a landscapers' dream including serious coveting from all our neighbours. We were going to be "The Joneses".

Well, today I had a friend visit from a friend who recently moved to NZ - so she hasn't been at our home for five months. And so I was pleasantly surprised when she said lots had changed.

It was inspiring.

And so I am thrilled to tell you the exciting new installment to our home is... lawn.

Yes, lawn.

You may say, "Oh, that's not THAT exciting". But I tell you, it is.

Our little guy has somewhere to play french cricket, somewhere to put his little swimming pool. Somewhere for our girls to put down a towel when they want to 'bake'.

Trust me, lawn is very important.

Okay. So we actually don't have any lawn yet. But we have cleared a place, planted the seeds and spent quite a few hours laying brick. But it will soon be a place with lawn.

And that's exciting.