Category Archives: Renovating

Shed makeover

As previously mentioned, I was hoping to makeover a nasty corner of our backyard. To a tacky kitsch tiki garden. My partner hated the idea. However, since it is designated as “mine”, he didn’t mind me altering the shed, which … Continue reading

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I can’t believe this is going to be over soon: The renovations edition

You know how I said that I couldn’t quite believe I was going to stop being pregnant in a few weeks? I will also no longer live in a renovator’s delight in a few weeks. Wow. After all the fuss … Continue reading

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The prime minister had a horrible renovation experience as well

Sick. Hate being sick. Miserable. BUT, I have strengthening news. Like Elinor Dashwood, and Elizabeth Montagu, who I have mentioned before, PM Julia Gillard also had a hideous renovation experience. I feel less dejected every time I hear one of these … Continue reading

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Moving out

So, we signed our renovation contract. The fucker’s finally getting done. Hell yeah! By the end of November, I’ll have a renovated house AND a baby. Double hell yeah! Now we need to move out and we’ve been given exactly … Continue reading

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Our renovations curse – can they build it? Apparently not…

I am asked quite often how our renovations are going. Plenty of the questioners are confused as to why they are taking so long to get off the ground and frankly, I don’t blame them. The architect was a big … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Montagu had to put up with building works that took forever as well

As I have mentioned previously, Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility had to put up with renovations that took forever as well. Well, I’ve just found out that Elizabeth Montagu (“the queen of the bluestockings“, pictured) originally hired James Stuart as her architect … Continue reading

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Things I shall have

I have posted before about the things I am looking forward of getting rid of when we renovate; I thought it was time I talked about some of the things I am desperately looking forward to actually having. Chickens. That’s … Continue reading

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