Monday, July 30, 2007
The upshot is, he's reading it so quickly that soon he'll be finished, and I'll get to play Book Sloth for a day.
All that aside, it is a well-earned rest day for Phil. He's been sanding and painting up a storm downstairs, and we've had two lots of (delightful) house guests stay with us this weekend.
Big big thumbs up to our favourite Blackheath eatery Ashcrofts for yet another fantastic meal and brilliant service.
Friday, July 27, 2007
This stunner (for you foreign types) is a King Parrot - he's beautiful and doesn't he know it.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'm a little concerned about the effect of heavy frost on all our new native plant seedlings, and considering wrapping them in plastic blankets, but Phil is more of the 'survival of the fittest' view. That which does not freeze them solid only makes them stronger!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I've just bought a new print by a cool Blue Mountains artist called Owen Swan. We were on our daily constitutional walk and walked into Hat Hill Gallery for the first time and definitely not the last. It seems there are many great artists hidden in the Blue Mountains. Check out Owen Swan's website if you are interested.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Our block is technically bush, but a good 40% of the foliage is imported pests such as blackberry, cotoneaster, montbretia and holly. And typically, while our native trees have such shallow root systems you just have to look at them and they fall over, all the imports have roots that seem to go to the centre of the Earth. Phil spent several backbreaking hours digging up a tree stump and I have spent more time than I care to recall painstakingly removing Montbretia bulbs.
But now we have about 20 young natives to plant which will hopefully bear lots of gorgeous flowers, attract lots of birds and keep Treetops looking treetopsey.
Friday, July 06, 2007
We decided to go the extra mile (or should I say dollar) and had Rockwool fitted in the ceiling. Seeing it in feels good and hopefully for our guests staying down there will not be able to hear Bianca stomping around...bless her =)
Mainly the bathroom to finish downstairs now. I am always astounded at how quickly this is happening so I thought I would load the last 2 days worth of photos.
I think that the double glazing is finished today too. So we are going out for a nice meal and to see a film at the local flicks.