How about a recent photo of the south elevation of the house, oh and my neighbours driveway and fence! I haven't taken a photo of this elevation since the build! Hubby and I sat in the gutter across the road, after the magazine shoot, champagne in hand, taking snapshots. The kids would come out from time to time to visit us... until it got dark! Poor neighbours, they really must wonder!
Well, 'house picture posts' are going to be a bit tricky for me for a while, as I wait to see what little nooks the magazine will publish first. The shoot day was wonderful and I woke up the morning after with such a happy heart and thoughts of "wow, did that really happen?" (sort of like the high after one's wedding day!). I was so humbled, grateful, honoured, that they found my 'stuff' photo worthy and I must admit, I had a few emotional moments during the day but I quickly pulled myself together. The magazine people were very patient with my 'hovering', my blaring crooners music (I bet their ears were bleeding when they left!) and my setting off of the photographer's flash every time I took a photo with my dinky little handbag, 'building site', camera! Ooops sorry guys.... again :)
You can just see, way up the right side, how I repeated the front balustrade, outside the laundry on the side deck. You'd think in this day and age, being 3km from the city, we'd have underground power and gas but no......we do it the old fashioned way here in groovin', movin' Brisbane.
Now I promise I will be letting you know when and where soon. I'm very good at keeping other people's secrets, but not those about me (hence the reason my honest 'diary of my build' blog got me into trouble at times!... never mind those posts are stored away for posterity)... I'm going to have to try with this one.
The questions I can answer: sushi platter and rice paper rolls from 'Riverbend Teahouse' in Bulimba, Brisbane - the best and freshest you could ever imagine; gorgeous little passionfruit and raspberry, melt in your mouth, mini cupcakes from 'Bulimba Bakery', Oxford St, Bulimba - the best bakery, the sweetest people - there were almost fights over those little cakes.... oh the wait for them to be photographed so we could eat them; kitchen pendant lights - all sold out 'for like ever', my supplier has sold out and is not reordering them again :(...... but I am on the hunt for some similar (reasonably priced - prices can get a bit nasty!) ones for my new store - stay tuned; blue birdy pictures in corner of dining room from 'Peter Baker Finch', Brisbane - a gorgeous interiors shop that stocks almost every genre of 'stuff'... great for men's presents too!
Everything else...out of courtesy to the magazine, blabbing will now cease. Goodness, what to blog about now?...I'll think of something!