As life becomes more hectic and posts are more distant, there’s rather a lot to catch up on. House By The Water made its film debut. Out of respect for the job well done by our builders, Webb and Brown-Neaves, I agreed to host an interview about our building experience. There were conditions, of course. Firstly, the filming would be confined to the part of the house that I could guarantee to be tidy given the habits of the Three Little Pigs. Secondly, I would do my best to make House By The Water look stylish, if the builder’s marketing team could do something about making me photogenic.
It was a fun morning. It was the longest make-up session that I have ever endured, much to the amusement of the Three Little Pigs. Reneé, from WBN, did an excellent job of being a temporary TV journalist and Troy was cool and calm behind the cameras, trying his best to keep me relaxed without involving alcohol.
I made a last minute attempt to purchase a new floor rug for the living room, but fell for the rug that was “out of stock”. Fortunately, Dee from Frisky Deer Interiors, stepped in with the loan of a luxurious Armadillo and Co rug for the video shoot. It looked very good at House By The Water
and I secretly hoped that tea/wine would be spilt on it and we’d have to buy it.
I may or may not let you all know when the video is published.
Enough stardom, onto the pool.
The landscapers are almost finished. There are just a few finishing touches left in their scope (and years of work left in ours). The pool was filled and commissioned and despite the weather still behaving like Winter we decided to “bugger it”! We heated up the pool for one weekend and let the Little Pigs in for a wallow.
I finally committed to an olive tree beside the pool. Though young, it’s already a feature, looking especially lovely lit up at night:
The canal side landscaping is finally starting to come together. It shall be ready for the Christmas visitors and the throngs of tourists boating passed lured by Christmas lights.