Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spring has Sprung in a Summery Way

Today the mercury hit 28C. It was an absolutely gorgeous day. I achieved exactly nothing all day because of the horrible nausea but A got up on the roof to find where the water is getting into the rumpus room from. Turns out it's getting around the vent from the exhaust fan that's above the bath. It'll be easy enough to fix which is good.

The flowers out the front are starting to bloom and we'll put a few more in over the next fortnight, and the big pink rosebush has its first flower, it'll be covered from top to bottom very soon. The apple trees are covered in blossoms too, and some of the fruit trees in the back yard have their first blossoms too. 

We've been spring cleaning like mad. It feels so good to be able to open all the windows and air the place out. We're getting rid of clothes we don't' wear, toys that don't get played with, sheets and towels and blankets that do nothing but sit in the cupboard. 

A put up a new shelf in the kitchen for sugar, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc so that's freed up some cupboard space. The 1960s cupboards are a tad impractical for a 2012 lifestyle. I really can't wait to bulldoze the kitchen! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Our News

It is with great surprise that I announce the impending arrival of a new family member! Yes, we are expecting a baby some time in Autumn. Which means we have a birth to plan! I'm told that another baby was born in this house so it's tried and tested. 

I imagine we'll set up a birth pool near the fire. That sounds terribly clichéd doesn't it, but sometimes it's nice to live in a cliché. I'm hoping for a daytime birth with the curtains open wide and the sun streaming in, looking out at the rolling green hill. 

I always said I'd go back for one more if I could guarantee either a girl or twins so I've put my order in and now I just have to wait and see what eventuates!