Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

kitchen arrives

But no white goods, sink, or handles....... opps, they are at Mitre 10 await us to collect.. erm I paid $90 deliver - move your ass Mitre 10!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

and our lavish cooking alternatives are......

compact living.......

and the re-build starts.....

Not much visible change today - The electrics starts going in.........

Monday, August 25, 2008


Day 2, Monday 25th August

Going, Going........

Day one - Sunday 24th August

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Silverstream and the Upper Hutt Valley

A little Sherpa enjoying the 21 degree winter sun!

Some of the houses in Silverstream, such a mixed bag!

Silverstream in the foreground and looking up the valley to upper hutt.

Driving home - Kiwi style

Driving home on a clear day - the View from my car........

The road follows the valley floor on the left of the Hutt River, the Snow capped mountains are the Tararuas.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Its been a while - but the excuse is thats its cold and we are all wrapped up warm and going nowhere exciting!

But Spring is in the air, the blossom is out, just and cabin fever has been averted!

we have met some interesting people - buts thats all shhhhh for now....

Andy is back to the UK soon with work and Josh has managed to squeeze some money out of us to pay for a ticket too. But be warned - they are in demand! as is their suitcase space!

The house is about to become a building site. The old kitchen gets ripped out next Monday, and a few weeks later it should all be done, along with a new hot water heater, flooring and paint job! Next on the list is sorting the drains out and duck pond that is the back garden! then decking - deadline 7th November! Ouch........