Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Holidays

Image Courtesy Sentiments Jewellery - Etsy

My boys have finished school for the term and start their holidays today. Yay! We must be the only family NOT going away on holidays. We are going to revel in the absence of tradespeople and warm up the pool for summer. I'm also going to get my boys painting the back block walls and fences and accompanying me to the rubbish tip... sounds like fun? It will be. It's all in the way you present the task. The fence job is going to start out as a 'stick man painting competition' before I roller over it all! Ahhhh.... bribery and corruption....... love it! A-M xx


  1. HI A-M
    Sounds great to me.. I'd love to relax in a home as beautiful as yours and wander out the back for a swim in that pool. I think the boys will have fun with the painting and hope you will show us their 'art' before it gets bulldozered. Have a great weekend. I believe I have a parcel to pick up from my friend's home [*smile*] x Julie

  2. Sometimes the best vacations are the ones we spend at home:) Take time to enjoy all that you have accomplished in your lovely house.

  3. School holidays..yay yay double yay. We head south this afternoon to Rachie and Toms 'farm'! We to have our list of "jobs" - One is mucking out the horse pens and digging 'stuff' out of their hooves. I have been told to stand up against their rear end so they don't kick (great ..if you see me with large Jackie O sunglasses on next week (covering the shiner!) you'll know the hoof digging out was not v successful. Audrey Forbes Hamilton -here I come! Kx

  4. Yes same here - we are not going away either and sometimes just being home is all they need after a busy term. Enjoy the house , the pool and lets hope for great weather, Mel xxx

  5. Yep, we're in the same boat too. Our son has a tennis clinic but apart from that we'll be mounting a 'staycation' offensive. I love the 'stick man' drawing competition - sounds like great fun for your boys. Lee :)

  6. Hahahaha, every parent has been there. And when they are parents some day, they will do the exact same thing! You will make it fun and that's the point ~ quality family time like that can't be bought or sold anywhere.

  7. Ahhhh, is it summer in Auatralia?! Have a great holiday!!

    Anette in Norway:)

  8. hey, your home is the resort on the block! they will have a great summer!
    Im sure you will come with all great things to do . Hope you enjoy the boys and your new home. HAPPY SUMMER A-M !! ... keep intouch! haha Julie in Holland....:)

  9. Not sure if I've left a comment yet, but I've spent hours going through your blog. It's so
    inspirational and your house is beyond gorgeous!

    Good idea about the stick-man painting competition.

    Have a good holiday with your boys!!

  10. Godmorning, Sweden here....

    I must tell you again, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

    Regards from Agneta


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