I have 3.2 days in Western Australia next week, with the First Little Pig as my sidekick. Readers who have patiently followed me since last January will know that I can do a lot in 3.2 days. It’s all in the planning.
- Go straight to block. Gaze and enjoy the moment!
- Go to block again. Get serious with camera, measuring tape and chalk.
- Enjoy socialising with old friends.
- Meet our site supervisor on site.
- Reselect tiles for our splash back, laundry floor and powder room floor.
- Meet with landscaper to discuss driveway, front fence and plans for the front yard.
- Hit the shops.
W.A. shopping hit list:
Design Farm – are the W.A. suppliers of these beauties:
Boardwalk lighting‘s – online gallery shows Coco pendant look-alikes. Depending on my splash back choice I may want 3 of these pendants, so I might have to resort to replicas…
“If I have time” shops:
District (formerly Table and Chair) – Rumour has it they are the W.A. dealers for Jardan furniture. I’d like to check out their sofas. Subiaco.
Remedy – Armadillo rugs, Eucalypt Homewares and other nice things. Fremantle.
Japingka Gallery – Aboriginal art. Fremantle.
Perhaps locals have a few secret spots to suggest… I’m sure I’ve still got 0.2 of a day to spare.
And because there is always some home dilemma going on in my brain that I like to share, here’s my latest front fence short list:
Option A: Upright railway sleepers or other hardwood a bit like some of these:
- Pros – Coastal look.
- Cons – Could be tricky to install, might not age gracefully, might not work with an automated gate, nor a front yard that requires a small amount of retaining.
Option B: Rendered fence with decorative steel panels:
- Pros: Should last. Looks great.
- Cons: Could get pricey.
Help me decide before Monday!