There are 6 more sleeps until “pre-start”! Well, sort of. There are 4 flights and a 13 hour time zone difference between me and the pre-start meeting, so who knows how many sleeps that will really be. My suitcase is out and the first item packed is my trusty measuring tape. Do I sound excited?
I tried to explain the purpose of my trip to Australia to my language teacher: “It’s like a giant shopping trip!” I’m looking forward to seeing our block again and to meeting with Webb and Brown-Neaves’ interior designer. I hope she’s not going to sigh heavily when she sees all my carefully prepared mood boards. I’m not particularly looking forward to some of the less glamourous parts of the process – negotiating some changes to the builder-supplied paving, sorting out the locations for the techno wiring, making some changes to details I missed earlier (e.g. cheap windows with bars through the middle of our beautiful view) and, gulp, hearing the variation price of the Caesarstone colours that I’ve fallen in love with for the kitchen bench.
I’ve got my little list of things to remember to discuss and my big list from Home One Forum members of things they wish they didn’t forget. I’ve got my addenda and plans to re-read.
I’ve been suffering technical problems lately. No internet, home phone or telly for more than 2 weeks now! So you are on photo rations. However, I couldn’t write a post without adding at least one photo – so I’m showing you my favourite picture of the week. I love this garden. (Actually there’s a better view of it on the front cover of a local magazine.) The wood, water, stone and plant combo is modern, private, and relaxing. I bought the magazine on the basis of the cover because we have been thinking about using cobblestones on our driveway and the lower level of the canal frontage. I was worried that cobblestones were not a good fit for a modern home, but this photo shows it working so well.
See you again soon, when I report from the beautiful land Down Under with plentiful internet!