Friday, May 30, 2014


It has been quite nippy over the last few days and the thought of spring is appealing, but before then we have plenty to do. In fact, a major tidy up needed after the house repairs, painting and so on.

Karl and Craig got to work and painted the pergolas and other outside areas while I pottered about with the camera taking a few shots of them. It had been a good while since Karl's last visit over from Australia and it was great to share this special time with my sons.

Job well done... thanks guys.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Catnapping aside.........

Kit came charging in after having a good rummage in the spare room and I don't know who was more surprised.

If it is his idea of getting about incognito or just a hapless moment it proved amusing all the same and it is pretty obvious the duster could do with a workout as well.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Some much needed home maintenance has led to considerably more than I expected.... but isn't it usually the way... especially after 30 years or so. The studio revamp has come together well and decking it out has been fun... so much so that galloping over the budget to some extent seemed okay at the time.

Now the scaffolding is up and painting about to start our builder is replacing some of the boards which has led to a timely reminder to prioritise the spending. A couple of rotten joists as well as some framing needs replacing with one of the joists holding up the cantilevered area requiring additional support.

Craig is very pleased with his new area with insulation providing warmth and comfort and the revamp has
been a complete success thanks to ZJ Builders.

Zach Jefferies is a Certified Builder here in Tauranga who I would thoroughly recommend to anyone expecting high standards of workmanship and professionalism. With his calm disposition and Project Management skills Zach provided all we were looking for quickly and at a very reasonable cost.

Our heartfelt thanks to Zach and Troy... see you back here again shortly to complete our project.