Monthly Archives: October 2012

New water and gas line pipework begins

We are very lucky to have a son who has recently completed his plumbing apprenticeship and also happens to be quite fussy about the way he does things (I think that may come from parental influence!).  It sometimes takes a … Continue reading

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Potato, beetroot and broad bean salad. AKA Train wreck salad!

After a busy day at the ‘new old house’ I didn’t have much motivation for cooking but still wanted to enjoy the first pickings of our broad beans and beetroot. Inspired from a post I read on one of my … Continue reading

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Oh what a ceiling – first coat done!

Having made the decision to begin some redecorating before the re-blocking is done, we chose the lounge as a starting point because if we ever sell our house and move in it will be nice to have at least one … Continue reading

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Starting Blocks-Some Before Shots

These photos show parts of the house when we purchased it and just after settlement. This is a base line so we can go back and revisit how far we have come after each change. Some radical decisions had to … Continue reading

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Weekly Tip 18th October 2012

What does ‘throw it away’ really mean? When you think about it waste ‘thrown away’ has only been relocated and still needs to be managed in some form. Ask yourself: What do you think about waste? Are you concerned about … Continue reading

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Wet One day Wonderful the next!

Yet again a wet, cold miserable Gippsland Day on Saturday! With the forecast for a nice Sunday we took the opportunity of attending the Baw Baw Garden expo on the yucky Saturday. Did this for a couple of reasons, one … Continue reading

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Weekly Tip 11th October 2012

Pretty exciting news! I am pleased to say we have joined the Resource Smart AuSSI Vic program. This is a State Government Initiative that assists schools in minimizing waste, saving energy and water, improving biodiversity and cutting greenhouse emissions. Schools … Continue reading

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