I was loading up these photos to show you how far I have come, with some more rooms upstairs, and it suddenly dawned on me that I am becoming a minimalist. I have developed an aversion to clutter that has manifested itself in this home. I am the 'soft close drawer queen'.... wherever I could put them, I did.
See, more soft close drawers - these ones? - full of toys!
Well, this is a corner of my boys 'chillout room' (see Katrina, I too do beanbags!). It got a lot of use in the holidays when they weren't bobbing in the pool. I'm sure all of you with boys know the drum: from the pool to soccer in the backyard to Nintendo. Pool. Yard. Nintendo. Pool. Yard. Nintendo.
This room is a ghost town now as all computer games are banned in this house during the school week. I'm still on the hunt for something for the wall above the Lego ships in the corner. We were thinking of placing them up on a shelf on the wall but they are played with often and.. hey a shelf with busy looking Lego is not minimalist is it!?
The view from the window seat is lovely. As our block is on the high side of the road and slopes up from the road, one does experience slight vertigo when one sits there (we built to the maximum 8.5m above the natural fall of the land).... it's high! ...with a lovely view of the suburb treetops... mature gums, palm trees, bunya pines, jacarandas and bougainvillea. You get a little glimpse of the city buildings over the treetops... a nice reminder that we are close to the city.
I am sitting in the Great Room this morning on my comfy couch (coffee in hand) and it is raining!... oh what a welcome sound... our plants have been very distressed in this terrible heat... and so has my poor hubby, trying to keep them alive. As of yesterday our tanks were empty so hopefully they will catch a bit of rain this morning for our garden.
Two lads to get ready for school.... so I'm off!
Have a great day!