Friday, May 23, 2014

Tiling The Kitchen and Other Stories

In one of the most exciting developments around here in a while, Dan has started tiling the kitchen in Big House. 

This is just before he started...

And this is him getting into the swing of things. 

They're floor tiles, so a LITTLE thicker (actually, a lot) than your average wall tile, but I think it's worth it for the pattern - which I just love. I'll show you what they look like close up when the grouting is all done so we can judge whether it's been a success or failure. It's definitely a gamble. 

Outside, we've been enjoying Autumn. Warm enough to enjoy the days, cool enough to...enjoy the days. 

Queenslanders will understand this.

We'll soon be farewelling one of our residents, with Roger the Ram now looking for a new home. He has succeeded in his mission of knocking up Sheepy and has gotten quite aggressive, as rams do. 

I took photos of him today for the ad to sell him - and then saw photos of what he looked like when we first got him. He was so tiny, and fluffy. Not the big boofhead we have now. 

It seems like forever since Lu and I used to head out there in the mornings and bottlefeed the sheep.

Still, with a new lamb on the way, we'll get hit with a new dose of cute soon.

Speaking of cute, look at these kids in their favourite spot in the tree. 

Life's tough, hey?


  1. Wow!! Stunning photos and the tiles look great :)

  2. Love the tiles. How good have the sunsets been lately? I love this time of year!! x

  3. Kitchen is looking fantastic and the kids look so healthy and happy, good country life here in Lockyer Valley, Lynne

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  5. Those tiles are beutiful, Im sure they are going to turn out just fine :)
    Bye bye black sheep ... always hard to say goodbye to animals you've raised from young but that's the cycle of life really isnt it. I grew up on a farm and hated the day the sheep or cows would be shipped off to market, but then it was a lesson from a young age of the cycle of life :)

  6. Oh wow your place is heaven on earth. Is this a actual REAL river running across your front yard?! This is amazing! Who did the furniture assembly of your kitchen? Did you do it by yourself or you hired a company? I am really jealous of where you live :) great place!

  7. I love the splashback tiles, where are they from?

    1. Thanks - they're from Tera Nova in Sydney! The Amity in grey and white. :)

    2. Thanks! I've been without a splashback for 2 years as we couldn't find the "perfect" tile so maybe that's it!!

  8. Hope you are all well and everything's okay. Love your blog, I guess you are taking a break for a while? Take care,

  9. Your place looks heavenly. I would do anything to live on a place like yours but unfortunately my job doesn't allow it.

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  10. I miss your posts, I hope everything is ok

  11. Missing your posts too and hope all is OK!

  12. Thanks 4 shearing this blog with us, I Love your home and your blog

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