In the scheme of things, I thought that a jetty was low priority. After all, we don’t actually have a boat. But The Nice Wolf had other ideas and last week the Jetty Man motored up to House By The Water, drilled in a couple of poles and attached a brand new jetty. Just like that!
The Nice Wolf paid attention to the functionality of our jetty design, I oversaw the aesthetics and I am rather pleased with the result. An unexpected bonus of the jetty is that it visually extends our “back yard”. Suddenly our canal side area seems so much larger. The jetty has been well used already: breakfast while dangling feet over the water and many boating guests, including Santa, a previously anonymous blog reader and some new neighbours who welcomed us with a gift of champagne! Plus, there has been plenty of shenanigans on our kayaks and the Three Little Pigs’ Christmas gift, a blow up paddle board/windsurfer.
Another highlight of the week was the installation of our cray pot pendants. They are not quite finished yet, but already I love them, especially at night.
Christmas baking provided a good test for our ovens and kitchen space. Pavlova? Check! 3.5 kg salmon? Check! 2 adults cooking at once? No problem.
Guess The Handover Date Competition.
Congratulations to John! John guessed December 24th would be the day we received keys to House By The Water, 6 days later than our actual handover day. A good bottle of West Australian bubbly is available for collection or delivery. Thanks to all blog readers who joined in with this competition.