Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Almost there..

This is a pic taken from the bottom of my backyard.. our 'creek' is more of a river.  It's stunning and so much wildlife! Every time I walk down there ducks come from everywhere, so they're obviously used to being fed.  I am looking into what is 'good' for them.. rather than the usual 'bread' throwings ppl give.. it's not healthy! We also feed regularly a magpie family, a pair of butcher birds, and a pair of minah birds (sp?)

That bridge.. leads to the beach - it's only a 2 minute walk!! The beach stretches for miles!! - beautiful! :)

 - oh and can't forget the darn ringtail possum who lives in my ceiling - she ate my fuschias and I'm shattered!

I LOVE taking photo's so have also taken on a diploma in photography course - a lot of fun, and will help with my picture taking of miniatures for sure :) 

Hoping to finish unpacking this weekend, I'm back at work so things have slowed, but can't re-commence work on my minis till I get things organised a bit! 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Still Moving... and finding a common bond..

This moving house thing is very daunting.  We're finally completely OUT of the other house, but not unpacked in the new house.  Got a week off to organise things a little.. then hopefully can get back into mini stuff! LOTS of inspiration in this house!
I was at bunnings the other day, one of my favorite hangouts, and ran into a colleage at work, we got talking and I was telling him about my shopping intentions, which led to dremel tools and the likes.. then miniatures.. when he broke in and told me he builds doll  houses!!  AWESOME!! He has invited me to go view his work, he builds from a picture! Recently he finished building himself a 20ft boat from timber which is now out on the bay and in full use - very very clever man!
The new house has come with a few surprises, lots of possums, who thought it would be fun on our first night sleeping here - to attack the house in full force - I doubt they're happy we're here.  We also have rats :( BUT, on the flipside, we back onto a creek which is full of wildlife, and it's SO peaceful sitting out on the deck watching the birds, and people walking on the track on the other side of the creek.  
The house, we think, is 'edwardian' SO much character.  My bedroom used to be the kitchen, it's cozy and peaceful, sleeping sensationally! 
Just thought I'd update so ppl know I'm still around.  Will post some pics of the new place once we make it a home.

Back soon!