Wednesday, 8 April 2015


When we were Help X'ing in France my love for the romantic french window shutters was replaced by a deep resentment after spending a month sanding them in Bordeaux. I fear the same may be happening with the fabulous Australian weatherboard!
We have embarked upon the task of removing and repairing all of the weatherboards so that we can insulate our freezing little house that is built like a shed. With some epic help from our wonderful friends we are almost there, 2.5 walls kind of finished and the front left to tackle before winter sets in.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The fabulous French

Over the last month or so we have had a fabulous Frenchman called Fred living with us and helping with the house. We have now managed to sand the floor, paint all of the walls and almost get the kitchen in - we love you Fred!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Party time

So we managed to patch up the house enough to hold a christmas party and what a lot of fun it was!
The day before we had big holes in the floor and the old kitchen was in the garden. For party time we put the kitchen back in the house, fixed the holes and distracted people with food (that they brought) tunes and some sunshine.

Sunday, 7 December 2014


Today we ripped off some more plasterboard, found some new bricks and almost ordered a kitchen.
Our help x'er Gabriel is fantastic and worked with Dan to remove a load of plasterboard while I bought a load of wrong things from Bunnings and failed to buy a kitchen!
Finished off with curry number 6 with Aileen McSparkle.