May 29, 2012


The kitchen is now left to capable hands. Hopefully we’ll see a result next week. The toilet is enclosed a green glass tiled sphere… interesting. And we might even get in one bedside table!

filles at 10:06 pm

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May 25, 2012


Fantastic meal at Glass last night with Claire & Nicolas, no Bordeaux tasting, better. Michelle had a great time at Florence, so much so, she wants to go back tonight…

filles at 4:12 pm

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May 23, 2012

A new suburb to explore

We’re moving to Potts Point for a little while, to stay with friends Maud & Aurelien while we have nowhere to live. All our possessions are going into storage, so it will just be us, plus a couple of suitcases and a few boxes of wine. We expected the DA approval last Friday, then they pushed it to today, fingers crossed we’ll get it as planned. The sooner we get it, the sooner we can try and get the construction certificate and the sooner we can start the work and ultimately the sooner we’ll have somewhere to live.

In other news, we managed to score a ticket to Florence & the Machine tomorrow night. Well Michelle, Maud and Aurelien did. I’m going Bordeaux tasting…

filles at 12:26 pm

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May 19, 2012

Our interior designer…

Resigned today.

Not much more to say…

filles at 9:31 am

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May 15, 2012

sorry sorry sorry

Third night in row. Pizza. Sore back. Sore head…. sick of being stressed. I hate moving.

Apart from that everything is good. We’re healthy (reasonably!), happy (so-so) and still employed (fingers crossed). The response from the council on our renovations should be back by the end of this week and we’re progressing with the joinery drawings, or at least that’s what I’m lead to believe (meeting with architect tomorrow). Plans for the holiday in Italy are stumbling along. Still waiting for the chef to confirm. If you’re coming with us, be patient, I will have more time in June to finalise everything once all our gear is in storage.

I probably won’t be able to find anything, everything we own will be locked away in Castle Hill apart from a couple of suitcases of clothes that we’ll need over the next 6 months and my computer (a desktop I might add). We have amazing friends who are putting us up for as long as we can stand each other, we’re doing a housesit for 3 weeks in August, 3 weeks on holiday in Italy and then who knows. Anyway. One day at a time…

I’m sorry I haven’t written sooner.

filles at 8:58 pm

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May 6, 2012

Our choices

We spent the day yesterday choosing appliances. A new stove top, a new oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and maybe even a new wine cellar. It was a big day.

We also chose the pressed tin ceiling, the timber for the floors, concrete for the bathroom floors, and the bathroom sink and kitchen bench tops. Phew.

Still a few choices to make, but enough for this weekend. Today I’m boxing up and taking inventory of my wine ready to be put into storage. We’ve got a meditation lesson at 11am and a chance to taste the newly released 2007 Grange at 1pm followed by another 100 or so Aussie shiraz’s. Add a bath and a bowl of soup, and putting the cover on the pool for winter and that will be it for another weekend.

How about you?

filles at 9:59 am

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May 1, 2012


Two horrible men, came into the shop and played us tonight.

They stole a magnum of 2000 Moet & Chandon vintage champagne. Bastards. I feel sick. These were grown men, bums, what would they want with a very expensive bottle of champagne. I would have happily given them a dozen bottles of crap in exchange, they could have got all their mates pissed as well.



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