Monday, June 17, 2013

A Big Decison...

Well, I have finally made the decision to sell my lovely home.  There were a few factors for me to come to this decision....continuous wood rot having to be other repairs that will have to be done in the near a time to move on from my current job (been there for 15 years), I need a new challenge, don't know what yet but something will hopefully fall into place for me and also for me to have a new adventure!
I will live my Dad for a few months until I decide where I want to go but it will most likely be down the south coast of NSW.  It will give me the opportunity to save while living with my Dad, I won't have to travel so much to drop his dinners off, its closer to work so I won't have to get up so early. So living with my Dad for a short time will have its pluses but I know it will have it minuses too and we will most probably get on each other nerves every now and then but that will make me get out into my Mum's poor garden as it has been very neglected. Bailey will love it too as he will have my Dad as company during the day and I am sure my Dad will enjoy Bailey's company too!

It's scary and exciting at the same time, don't get me wrong I will miss my house that I have put so much work into, mainly the gardens.  But, that is the fun of owning a house....doing it the way that you want it.  I will definitely be having a similar cottage garden as I just love them!
I would like to have a bigger vegie garden too and most of the houses that I have been looking at have bigger backyards than I currently have.
It will be on the market by next month so I have been decluttering and moving what I can now to my Dad's!!  It will be a good opportunity for me to have a big clean out!
Stay tuned!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Sad Road Trip....

Last weekend my family and I had to go on a sad road trip.  Our close Uncle, my Mum's youngest brother sadly passed away unexpectly. It was a big shock to us, since we were looking to visit him on the June long weekend.
So on the Sunday we started our trip to Narrabri in north west NSW, about a 7 hour trip. The drive was a trip down memory lane as we went to way that Dad used to drive us when we were young as we used to go up there for just about all of our school holidays.
We had a stop for lunch at a small town called Dunedoo...yep, we used to always laugh as we always went to the toilet when we stopped there as kids.

Of course, I had to go in a have a look at the Antiques Store...didn't buy anything.
This is the main street of Mum grew up here and moved to Sydney for work in her early twenties.
This is the house my Mum grew up in, this is where my Uncle lived. There are a lot of memories in this house for us from when we used to visit.
My Dad and me and my sisters outside the house.
This is looking from the backyard up to the back of the house. Notice the small outside toilet, this is what we had to use when we were there as kids and I didn't like the dark so I had to get one of my sisters to come out with me and yes they used to run back inside and leave me

This is the chicken coop with the wood stack at the side. My Pop used to have ducks and chickens and we always used to collect the eggs.

This looking down the backyard with the chicken coop to the right. There used to be a fence from the chicken coop to the back of the garage to the left with a lot of garden beds.

This is the old cockatoo who, yes, was there when we were kids and he is alive and kicking and we worked out he is about 58 yrs old....he will probably out live all our family!
This is the old fuel stove in the kitchen, which they used to cook to this day. We used to cook our toast on the coals. Toast tastes so good that way.
This is my Mum's old cupboard, so we will be going back to get that. If you look at the bottom of the cupboard door you will see there is a lighter colour, this is from the floods that you used have back in the 1950's. There was a flood once when we were up there, it didn't come near the houses but the bridge was flooded so we couldn't get back home...what a shame we had to miss out on a few days of school! 

It was great wondering around the house bringing back a lot of memories...but it was sad for the reason we were there.
It was great to catch up with a lot of relatives that I haven't seen in a long time, as I haven't been there for about 12 years and now I wish I hadn't of left it so long.
Have a great day!