Not My Day Job


Almost 3 months ago one of my posts included a piece about building a small concrete block wall.  Here is the beginning that I posted way back then.

Block wall

Like many of our projects, it has been rather a long-winded process as we try to fit things into the limited time on the weekends.  The weather is another factor which curtails outdoor activity.

Today, it was finally time to put the timber lattice screen into position and secure it.

Wall and lattice - finished

We have also been working on painting the posts which will be used for the new chicken run.  Most of them are finished but a few still need a second coat of paint.

Completed posts

Here are the remainder on the scaffolding which we use to support them while we are painting.

Posts on scaffold

If the weather is kind we may get started on putting the first of the posts in the ground next weekend.

Watch this space for more updates!




Fabulous 500


When I published my post yesterday I was surprised to see on the sidebar that it was my 500th post.

500 times I have written something important to me, hit ‘publish’ and you, dear reader, have to taken the time to not only read it but often ‘like’ the post or add your comments.

It is a good time to reflect on what I have written and trawl through the archives.  Here are 5 posts that seem to have touched a chord for whatever reason.

Decluttering Meets Damask

Do You Really Need That?

Project 333 – Ready, Set, Go…

Friday Favourites – Mango & Avocado Salad

A Storage Solution

To celebrate the milestone of 500 posts I would like to offer a giveaway to a lucky reader.  It will be a surprise but if you would like to enter you will need to be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post.

To follow just click on the ‘Sign Me Up’ button on the right-hand side of the blog.  Entries are open to both Australian and international readers.

Entries will close at midnight Friday 22nd February (Brisbane time).  Once the winner has been drawn you will be contacted via email and/or a blog post to arrange delivery of your prize.

Good Luck!!