Monday, September 24, 2012
We started looking back in April. Our weekends for a few months there consisted of going out looking at various houses and blocks. Almost every place we saw had something wrong with it: house too small, land too swampy, neighbours too close. We found one place we liked in Logan Village, but God had other ideas: We were outbid by another buyer. We found another place in Logan Reserve, but the land was a bit sandy and we would have had to do some work to the house as well (building in underneath).
We kept going back to this one vacant block, on the hill on the eastern side of Logan Village. And in the end, we decided we should just buy it and build our own house. So that's what we're doing.
It's a steep block (about 26°). But the views are fabulous, out to Flinders Peak.
So now we just have to clear the lantana and other weeds, build some fences, design a house, get Council approval, …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saw this movie today with Laetitia. It's about a single father and his two kids who need a change from their noisy and stressful city life, so they buy a house on many acres .. that just happens to have a zoo.
It's also about a family struggling to cope with the grief of losing a wife and mother.
And it's also about courage, adventure and (of course) true love.
It's a beautiful movie. Do yourself a favour and go see it.
(And either movies are getting deeper or I'm getting sappy in my old age, but I cried - several times.)
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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