Tagged with Home and Garden

The teepee becomes a bird hide!

The teepee becomes a bird hide!

My Mum bought a bird feeder for the girls to hang in the trees so we can encourage some of the beautiful birds into our garden.  Mum and the girls put the bird seed in yesterday and the girls spent the first 5 minutes standing by the window waiting for some birds to come.  We … Continue reading

The teepee is up!

The teepee is up!

We shipped the wonderful teepee that my Mum made for the girls when they were little from England back in January.  Since then we’ve had several excursions to different DIY stores to find some poles as there wasn’t room to ship the 4 7ft poles that make it stand up, but without any luck.  This … Continue reading

Union Jacks at bedtime

Union Jacks at bedtime

It’s 10.30pm at night. Bedtime for most people but if you’ve read previous posts, you’ll know that my Lovely Husband and I like nothing better than trying to complete home improvements at this time (see here: Late Night Furniture Building). The owner of our rented house took 2 very large paintings down recently that had … Continue reading

Me vs. the Pool Monster

To keep the lovely pool in the garden clean we have a robot cleaner.  When we first got here the girls were a bit scared of the cleaner as it would appear at the top edge of the pool, chuntering along just under the surface and occasionally spew out water at them.  It got nicknamed … Continue reading

Pest problems

We’ve had a week dominated by pests.  It started with me getting bitten nearly every day for a week by mosquitoes.  We search the bedrooms for them before bed and kill any that are hanging around in the house but still they get me.  We have all the doors shut unless we’re going in or … Continue reading

Re-thinking pets…

Re-thinking pets…

This week we’ve spent far more time than is healthy scooping out dead things from the pool. It started off with me diving to the bottom to pick up the leaves that had fallen in and the robot cleaner (or Pool Monster as it’s more commonly known as by the girls) is not picking up.  … Continue reading