Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
They're always so "busy" when they're hunting for moths and insects in the yard. They're extremely funny too when they appear to see something in the distance and make a run for it.
Our three girls are getting on a bit now, only laying occasionally, but they're still lovely to watch.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
But why do we have such a problem with it?
Are we really so insecure with people who can converse in a language other than "ocker"? Or do we prefer watching the likes of John Howard circling the globe in his Wallabies trackie...saying "g"day to all and sundry, including people who wouldn't have had a clue who he was?
I know who I prefer.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It was quite a challenge knowing when to stop, but in the end we just had to accept that it was never going to be perfect.
Another issue I had was with a painter late last year... I had painted all of the ceilings and walls, but we needed someone to finish off all the woodwork and windows etc.
Not only was this guy slow, he was a grot and even worse, he was a liar!
Apart from making me feel uncomfortable when he was in the house, he decided one afternoon to sand the french doors and architraves with an electric sander, but didn't bother to cover any of the furniture or electrical items like the TV or stereo. When I came home, I also noticed that, not only was my lounge room shrouded in a haze of fine dust, he'd sanded a small section of floor (that I'd recently had polished) where he thought he'd left a spot of paint. When I challenged him about it he denied all knowledge...and as I was getting angrier with him he told me to "be quiet and let him have his say.
As you can imagine, his time with us was not long
There's no real moral to this story...it really can be trial and error when it comes to bringing strangers into your home to perform tasks that you're unable or unqualified to do. The only advice I can offer is to get recommendations from friends or check out local suppliers like plumbing and timber stores or lighting shops to get them to give you some names of reliable tradespeople. That's how I found my cabinet maker and plasterer.
Have you had any major issues with tradespeople in the past?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
After last night's dinner party of Veggie soup, roast lamb, scalloped potatoes and asparagus, followed by Sticky Date Pudding with cream and caramel sauce, I started thinking it was time to get serious about losing a few (read: many) kilos.
I got on the treadmill, for the first time in ages and worked up a sweat. I walked for 2 kilometres and tomorrow I'll do the same. One can only hope that I will lose something in the first week and then go on from there