Such a busy weekend!

Saturday morning we did some DIY :)
We had bought curtain tie back thingy’s for all the rooms and we needed to put them up.
Lounge:

Lounge Curtain Tie Back

Lounge Curtain Tie Back

My Office & Spare room are the same:

Office & Spare Room Curtain Tie Back

Office & Spare Room Curtain Tie Back

Main Bedroom:

Main Bedroom Curtain Tie Back

Main Bedroom Curtain Tie Back

We had also bought 2 chandeliers to put in the lounge/dining room area, coz the lights were crappy!!

The ceiling before:

Before...

Before...



And with such high ceilings, we really needed something dangly. Peter_vs went off to Fourways to buy me a present :) and I assembled one of the chandeliers. It was tricky! I did as much as i could without getting into the electrical stuff.


gotta build the chandelier!

gotta build the chandelier!

Getting there!

Getting there!

So pretty!

So pretty!

Peter got home and finished up the chandelier and connected it and it WORKED!! it looks FABULOUS too!! Now we must do the other one!

Totally LOVE IT!

Totally LOVE IT!

AFTER:

After... I really love it!

After... I really love it!



The in-laws came through for “lunch” at 4pm (but arrived an hour late at 5pm!!!) I was soooooooooo hungry! We had a braai and they brought us presents! yay presents!!
They had brought bathroom mats and a full set of towels for BOTH bathrooms! Peter wants a black and red bathroom…


Red & Black bathroom for boys...

Red & Black bathroom for boys...

I want a pink and silver bathroom. Shame, MIL was told pink and silver and she got confused by the “silver” part! What i want is a pink bathroom, with silver accessories (candles, dustbin, soap bottle thingy etc) … so she bought me a bunch of light grey stuff too! Haha! Not what I would’ve chosen, but it’s not too bad :D The mats are nice and squishy!!


Pink & Silver Girls' Bathroom

Pink & Silver Girls' Bathroom

AND then…. they gave us a big HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY box. NO idea what it was. Opened it up… it’s a *BEAUTIFUL* 56 piece cutlery set by Robert Welch! Absolutely STUNNING! They feel so luxurious and extravagant! Definately not something I would EVER buy myself because of the price – I’d rather buy lots of cheaper stuff than one exopensive quality item. Wow – they are beautiful!
We scored BIG TIME!! :D

Beautiful Glossy Box - and so heavy!!

Beautiful Glossy Box - and so heavy!!

WOW! Totally Gorgeous (see my reflection - hahaha!)

WOW! Totally Gorgeous (see my reflection - hahaha!)

BEE-YOO-DI-FULL!!

BEE-YOO-DI-FULL!!


Sunday was Peter and my… um, I hate using this word – our anniversary. It sounds lame to me. Only married people and dead people have anniversaries. Anyway… He believes in the word and in celebrating it – more presents – I can’t say no!
He had told me during the week that he bought me something I’ve always wanted. I was very excited and a bit nervous that the present wouldn’t live up to my expectations, even though i had NO clue what it was. Even when I saw the wrapped present I was clueless.
It was a book by JK Rowling called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It’s a book referred to in the Harry Potter Series! It was imported all the way from England Nogal! :) Very cool. Also, a bottle of perfume :) yay me!!

My Love Present!

My Love Present!


The we went off to breakfast and to The Cupcake Boutique in Lonehill (I have been DYING to go there!) There stuff is so gorgeous! Taste-wise… they look better than they taste. They are yummy, yes, but not to die for, if you know what I mean.

Nom Nom

Nom Nom


Oh, I forgot to mention, the whole weekend I had a cold :( Feeling very sorry for myself. So we got home, and Peter put me in my PJ’s, gave me medicine and tucked me up with my shoo-shoo-blanky and a teddy and I had a 2 hour nap :) I love being looked after! <3

It was really exhausting – even if it doesn’t sound like much.

I sure cleaned up in the present department!! :)

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So… now that we have settled (and the maid has tidied up!) I can post some pics of our new house :)

We moved in on 1 October 2009… and the transfers etc went through about a week later… so, Peter and I are officially home owners :)

It’s a 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed unit in a complex of 21 units, in Kyalami Hills. Sectional title with a garden around 3 sides and an undercover patio.

our house :)

our house :)

The ceilings are really high – which makes the house echo, and also makes it very airy and it feels more spacious. Not sure how cold it’ll be in winter though.

High Ceiling

High Ceiling

ABOVE PIC: we have bought new light fittings – more dangly ones … will post pics when we’ve put them up. Also, that wall on the right needs a BIG painting or something (i have a plan for the wall – never fear!)

As you come in the front door (into the dining area) there are 3 windows that we don’t know what to do with… they currently have cheap ‘n nasty blinds… I don’t want curtains, they are too blowy in the wind… maybe blinds? but what kind…?? any suggestions? My Sister, @LaceMutt said she had some ideas – but hasn’t told me yet :( … so suggestions are welcome :D

windows

windows

KITCHEN…

Theres a HUGE pantry cupboard… Not quite big enough to swing a cat – but you could DEFINATELY twirl a kitten ;)

pantry

pantry

There’s a wall between the main section of kitchen and the scullery area … which we want to knock down – to make the kitchen feel bigger, and make it lighter – the window is in the scullery section and the wall blocks the light to the main section… so we’ll see how that goes.

See the wall on the left?? The scullery is behind there – we want to knock it down and put a counter there. The front door is on the right of the pic – it leads to a little entrance hall and into the double garage.

Down the passage to the kitchen

Down the passage to the kitchen

The scullery area which will be joined up to the main part of the kitchen (hopefully!)

scullery

scullery

Ok, so – ummm… this is the bast bath in the world, and it’s in MY BATHROOM! WOO HOO!! it’s just the right length and the angle is just right and its nice and big!

best bath

best bath

The main bedroom (see where the alarm eye thingy is?? THAT is where normal ceilings stop)

Main room

Main room

My Office (picture is a bit dodgy – sorry!… and I need proper office chairs)

office

office

Spare Room – not sure what we gonna do with this one! Probably a spare bedroom for our guests (HAHAHA!)

spareRoom

spareRoom

The garden is pretty established (5 lollipop hibiscus trees… 2 big palms, one medium palm, 2 cycad type palm things, a bunch of delicious monsters and some other greenery). The beagles are happy :)

garden by the patio

garden by the patio

harry in the garden

harry in the garden

Then there’s the undercover patio – for braais, drinks, sun downers, al fresco breakfasts and a resting spot for beagles! Great view of the palm trees and stuff :D

patio

patio

so… yay us!

I’ll post pictures as time goes on – with updates on the kitchen wall… the new dangly lights… garden developments and more!

There are MUCH more pics on Facebook

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For the last 10 days or so, my youngest child Beagle, Oscar has had a small sore on his leg. He is constantly licking it, so much so, that all the fur is gone and it was very very red and raw. Just not getting better. I popped into the vet on Friday, to see what they had to say about it – I was worried coz it had been going on too long, without getting better (constant licking not helping!)

The vet (a new one at Crowthorne Vet – she was VERY pretty and very sweet!) gave me some stuff to clean the little wound and some ointment to put on 3 times a day. But the most entertaining thing, was, the plastic collar she gave us to stop him from licking! You know those cone things that make the dog look all sorry for himself? Ja – Oscar got one of those! I told her that Harry was going to laugh at poor Oskie when we got home… she suggested I get one for Harry too! Hehe!!


Anyway, we get home, and Harry gets such a fright when he sees his brother with this thing on! It was hilarious! The beagles then proceeded to run around and frolick with each other as normal! The “cone” is tied around the dogs neck with a piece of bandage, which Harry thought was a great chew toy, and kept loosening the bow that kept the cone on!


even though Oscar can still do everything he normally does (except fit through the bars of the security door to get in/out… he manages to look VERY sorry for himself! It’s very funny.

Poor Sausage!

Poor Sausage!

He can still chew his toys:

Om nom

Om nom

He can still cuddle on the couch:

Zzz-zzz

Zzz-zzz

He can even still wolf down his dinner!

Nom nom crunch nom nom crunch

Nom nom crunch nom nom crunch

This afternoon we had my folks over for lunch, and they brought my 9 year old nephew with (who LOVES the beagles) … he thought this whole cone thing was too funny, and proceeded to give Oscar all the attention and tickles on the couch. He was calling Oscar “The Lamp” the whole time, coz the cone makes him look like a lampshade… especially when he sits up for his tickles…

Tickles for "The Lamp"

Tickles for "The Lamp"

The Lamp getting ahead scratch

The Lamp getting ahead scratch

The Lamp checking out who is giving all the tickles

The Lamp checking out who is giving all the tickles

It’s very entertaining to watch this silly beagle with his lamp shade on his head! … on the plus side, his sore is getting a chance to dry out and is looking much better! It was never anything to worry about, but it does need to dry out and form a scab to heal!

In the mean time, we’re enjoying giggling at our Conehead Beagle!

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