Wednesday, 30 October 2013








when we first inspected {what was to become} our home, i was adamant that the spa had to go. It was in the way of the logical path for the new pool fencing, also i wasn't that enamoured with the idea of a spa when we had this great big pool in the backyard. however after the pre-settlement house handover, when the previous owner showed me all of the existing infrastructure for the spa, i went home as told cam that i couldn't justify pulling out all of that {obviously expensive} equipment. So we moved to plan b and kept the spa, and came out with a much better design for our eventual pool + spa fence.

this last week, we've finally completed the fencing and filled up the spa, it's been in high use ever since, and i've just about stopped thinking of it in spa terms and find myself thinking of it as the heated kiddy pool. they're having a whale of a time playing, swimming and summersaulting in it.

then there's the added bonus of a nice relaxing dip for us parents after the kids are in bed.

yep, i'm sure glad that we reached a compromise on this one.

Monday, 28 October 2013

on my wish list


there are always things on my wish list, and especially now that we are in our new space. i've spent way too much time online looking at coffee tables. i'm also excited that my sister will be taking me birthday shopping at the garden centre soon, as i have my eye on a fiddle leaf fig {maybe not as big as the one above - but it will grow in time} and some sanseveria {or mother-in-laws tongue} and hopefully a string-of-pearls plant. i am also eagerly awaiting the above limited edition print from san francisco artist, serena mitnik-miller. and isn't that little milk na1 light just the most gorgeous thing ever.