Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Backyard blitz

In Australia, home renovation and garden makeovers are very popular right now. There are a bunch of TV shows around this theme (one of which, and my favourite, is called Backyard Blitz), which have inspired us to get our back courtyard 'done'.

Well, our landscapers arrive tomorrow! 7am oh my goodness. Oh well, we are up at that time anyway courtesy of our little human alarm clock!

We are quite excited about having the courtyard done. As you can see from the photos, it's been a bit of a wasteland. We've never used it, as it was a very slapdash design and constructed at the last minute by the contractors who built the development we live in. Its layout was not conducive to lazy Sunday afternoons. We now have a design based on my ideas that we think will work very well. It should only take a couple of weeks to complete, but with Easter and other public holidays upon us, it will take a little longer. It should all be finished by early May. Just in time for winter. D'oh!

I thought I'd also post a photo of the view off our balcony. We look over the rooftop of the neighbouring development across the valley to the hills. I should have taken this photo at the end of the day when the light is much softer and the valley takes on that beautiful golden glow - but I'm usually too busy with Romily at that time of day to remember!

Speaking of Romily, her gums must have settled down, as she's having much better nighttime and daytime sleeps. Thank the gods!


Laura said...

I love to watch those decorating shows also. They are all the rage here in the US. I can't wait to see your end result, I hope all goes as planned.

Judy said...

Being an educated person who actually went to high school and college I know that you are on the opposite side of the globe but it's so funny to hear you say winter is coming....winter? what do you mean winter? Summer is coming!It's all so bizzare to wrap your head around.

Can't wait to see the "after" shots of the courtyard. Make sure to remember to take lots of UPDATE pictures! I bet it will be beautiful!