Friday, 15 June 2007

Signed, sealed, delivered....

Hello friends. Yes it's all been confirmed...I am now the owner of a renovated villa?bungalow? built in 1967 for a little old lady. I own a HOUSE! This is a bit of a Big Deal to me. The only other thing I own of any value is my car, which is a piece of shit, so it's all a bit overwhelming.
Anyhoo. Let's do a tour. You may have seen these photos before but hey, it's my blog, I can repeat myself if I want to.

This is the front of the house. I am going to replace the letterbox with something funky, and rip up the driveway and put gravel in. I like the sound of cars coming up a gravel driveway. Note the very cool iceberg roses. I like.

This is the side view. (baby was not included, but I wish it was, because he is very cute and crawls like a lobster). Note lemon tree. I am going to plant feijoas as well, and put either jasmine or wisteria up the pergola.

This is the enormous backyard. The section is 637 square metres, so I am going to have to learn how to use a lawnmower. I am envisaging croquet, petanque and backyard cricket with jugs of Pimms in the summer. I would also like a swing somewhere, or a hammock. However it's 12 degrees today so not top of my list of priorities.

Let's go inside.

My new kitchen. Nice, easy clean wooden floors, and brand new benches and things. I am going to create masterpieces in here.


The lounge. These pics sold me on the place - look at that nice sun and french doors. My family are obsessed with french doors. Why? Who knows. You will be able to find me most days sprawling on a rug with a good book, with the cat stretched out next to me purring, listening to some quality George. Heaven.
I don't have any pictures of the bedrooms but be assured they are very cute and have lovely views of the garden.
Thank you for joining me on this tour....any decorating ideas would be great!


Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm very excited for you. The house is so great on the inside and out and I'm personally picturing bocce on that lush grass. As for the feijoa, I'm envious, because we can only get it in the U.S. for a few weeks in December and it's very expensive.

When do you move in?

Aims said...

Thank you! On the 3rd of August! We only get feijoas for a very short time too....season has just ended now. My fave is feijoa chutney or feijoa icecream...obviously not mixed together! Because that would be gross!