Renovations.. Why??

Ok I’ll fully admit that my blog has unfortunately fallen on the back burner due to somewhat hectic DIY renovations! To be honest, I’m only getting some time now as we are getting the floors sanded and varnished as we speak and it feels like I’m on house arrest while they turn my house downstairs into a construction site.

Lucky upstairs is a bit of a safe haven for myself and the kids. Having said that, we’re currently redecorating Annabel’s room to make way for a shared room for her and Lachlan. Can’t wait till its done.

So here’s a non-extensive list of actions that have kept me away from my love of all things cooking and turned me into a makeshift tradie..

Renovations of Annabel’s room
New curtains in most of the rooms
Restoration of a heritage front door
Kitchen makeover
Dining room makeover
Downtairs floorboards

What has been achieved while having the kids around has been nothing short of a miracle to be honest!

But it has us all crashing in to bed each night absolutely exhausted.

Here’s some photos of the work in progress. Please make sure you all take the time to enjoy your clean, tidy and fully functional houses… Can’t wait until
I can.

Enjoy!
Sam

Ps- wallpaper is the devils work..

Here’s some of the progress on Annabel and Lachlan’s room

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Here’s some of the dining room. Believe it or not, concreting was pretty painless and fun! Jack hammering up the previous floor…not so fun..

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The shelves I built while the kids were in bed at night..

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The before photos of the lounge and kitchen floors.

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Oh and my little helper

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This house will be done one day… And then we’ll most likely get bored and sell it. Sigh…

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Up or down?

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Up or down? To me this photo tends to trick the eye. It kind of looks like the escalators are moving at times. Or is that just my warped imagination?

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Enjoy
Sam

Where do I look?

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Which way?? This photo was taken from our apartment in Hong Kong while on holiday. The main surprise about this photo is that the street was empty….

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Enjoy
Sam

Hungry Ladybird

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Here’s something chirpy for a sunny ‘hump day’ Wednesday of a ladybird sneakily feasting on my parsley.

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Enjoy
Sam