Sunday, January 31, 2010

A year in the making

Well a year ago this week the ball started rolling!  Feb 1st I put the holding deposit down on land and then on Feb 7th, black saturday I signed the contracts and paid the remaining deposit!  I would love to say that the time has flown, but I honestly think that it has been the longest year in my life!  I'm the kind of person that can take a while to make up her mind but once it's made up I want it done right away!

Thanks to everyone for sharing this journey with me over the past 12 months!  I hope the next 12 months are productive and a lot more enjoyable and less stressful!

I keep meaning to put my slide show together of the changes, I really should get off my bum and do that this week

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gardening - Chilli Plants

Today I finally got around to re-potting the chilli plants that I was given! My friend that gave me the plants has literally hundreds of them growing (mostly in pots in his front yard!) and was more than happy to share some with me! The pot's I used I was also given (how good is this!) by someone that was going to throw them out and the best thing they both live in the next suburb which makes it even better!

So first of all I had to clean the terracotta pots as I was originally going to paint them (not so sure now) but first they need to be sealed! I also had to go buy more potting mix as the pots I decided to use were a lot bigger than the black pots I had planned to use, but at least these pots mean that the plants can stay in them a lot longer, if not forever.
After getting back from the big green hardware box, I had the sealer required and painted up all the pots and then left them to dry for a few hours. I used this time to finally assemble the wheelbarrow that my sister bought me for Christmas - too many bolts, urgh! I then replanted all the plants and watered them well with some seasol!

Here are the pictures:

Cleaning the terracotta pots and letting them dry

The chilli plants in need of bigger pots

Shiny! Just after being sealed

The first chilli plant re-potted and a lady bird appears, awesome!

All 7 plants

Bottom to top - Thai Chilli (my original plant), Hungarian Hot Wax and African Bird

Left to right Naga Morich, Corno di torro ross, Golden cayenne and Red Savina (Worlds Hottest Habanero Pepper according to Guinness book of world records!)

I assemble this wheelbarrow today, it was a christmas present from my sister

Monday, January 18, 2010

New table and stools

I finally got my new table! After a few dramas - firstly they ordered the wrong colour and only realised when they were about to deliver it, then the day they finally did deliver the correct table, the screws weren't included in the box so I couldn't attach the legs to the table and then when I finally got it setup the table is damaged! It looks like it wasn't packed properly and the edge of it has rubbed on the box or something -sigh- They are going to replace it, but in the mean time here are some photos!

I can't decide between the blue table runner and the green. I love the bright blue, but I think the green goes better with everything else

My table with the blue runner

With the green runner

New stools for under the bench, I love the shape of them