Thursday, February 20, 2014

Let's Go Fly A Kite

This renovation has been moving a little, ahem, slowly of late. In fact, it's barely been moving at all. Sometimes we get through lots of work on the place, other times we are more occupied with actual paid work - which we need in order to fund the renovations but does tend to get in the way of actually DOING the renovations.

We have, however, spent a little time doing other more enjoyable things. We have turned the old cream shed into a playhouse for Lu. I felt that a house without walls, doors or windows didn't feel like much of a house - so I got a doorbell, street numbers, a gnome and some furniture from the op shop.

The sound of the doorbell can now be heard most afternoons. 

All afternoon. 

It's driving me a little insane, if we're being honest.

Then there's been the kite flying sessions, carefully supervised by Scooby the pony of course.

And that's been life of late. Has anyone been up to anything more exciting? Care to share?


  1. An easy inexpensive activity for toddlers is to tie a paintbrush onto a child's bucket (so it doesn't get lost) and just put a bit of water in it - hey presto, their own painting bucket, doesn't matter what they "paint". perhaps not the chooks, horse or the seat you're about to sit in, but you get the picture.

  2. My mum used to give them a paint brush and a bucket of plain water and my kids would paint the wall with just a water. A sort of DIY house clean of the front verandah if you will. I love the little house with no walls. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  3. The playhouse is gorgeous Edwina. She will be the envy of all when she tells people about it when she is older. Maybe interchange the doorbell with something else for a bit of variety. I little tiny bell or something more soothing!? You are luck to have enough breeze to fly a kite, stifling humidity is our companion. That Scooby looks a real character! Good to see that you are all taking a little timeout. cheers Wendy

  4. What a great playhouse! I would love it now! xx

  5. The playhouse looks great, it would be easy to add a wall or 2 with some reed fencing, cheap as , from the hardware shop......but I don't think the rats, mice and snakes take too kindly to such an open plan design, so best to leave it as is : )

  6. This makes me want to build a playhouse in the backyard for Jarvis. Umm but without the doorbell