Thursday, September 9, 2010

Out Walking


I am enjoying my morning walks so much at the moment....while I can....Spring will be over in 2 minutes and it will get uncomfortably hot and sticky... still.... better than an afternoon walk in the height of Summer! All the Spring flowers are out so I walk clutching a bunch of Moraya flowers in one hand, some Star Jasmine in the other and 'deeply inhale' my way around the neighbourhood. Thought you might like this gorgeous house just around the corner from my current digs.


It sits on a lovely big elevated block (well big for inner city) and looks out over the river and way down to the beautiful sandstone buildings of the University of Queensland (my old stomping ground).





Love the timber detailing/fretwork.
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Oh, and may I just say, to each and every one of you dear readers....a big thank you for being so involved in my blog with me. It warms my heart to receive your comments and emails. I love hearing from you, love it when you put your two bobs worth in! I get out of bed early just for you, just to put something up here each day, just to give a little something back... even if I have to resort to 'lizard talk' from time to time. I am finding it a little tricky, responding to all my comments and emails (I still receive heaps of emails each day regarding my last house!) so please understand, even though I might not get back to you immediately, you are a cherished part of my bloggy existence.

28 comments:

  1. Good Morning Mrs. A-M...

    U rock girl? Early riser! Have a splendid SPRING, lucky U? Hope no more rainy days and windy time.

    Enjoy the best of it.

    Hugs to your fellas...
    /chubzC

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  2. A very cute house and I would love to see it with a tin roof. I am not a fan of the red tile finish. I should post a house I saw in Ascot whilst stalking, I mean cruising around the streets the other day - just gorgeous but I only have phone photo's. In regard to your last house, I think you will always receive emails and questions about it. It was a big deal and so lovely - What a huge compliment to you!

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  3. That home is just darling!!! I love all of the exterior detailing.

    And I agree, the comments and love that followers give is what keeps most of us going!

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  4. I love my early morning walks as well however instead of beautiful old homes with wonderful architecture and amazing fretwork -my scenery consists of rolling hills and rainforest vistas with a peep of the mighty Mulgrave River in the distance. The only other signs of life on my 40minute circuit are a couple of horses munching away on dried up hay bales and a family of curious kookaburras who follow me from tree to tree periodically bursting into their unmistakable "laughter"! A great way to start the day. :)Sharyne

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  5. It is lovely to see such lovely old buidings. So many in this beautiful city I live in have been destroyed or condemned by this weeks devastating earthquake.

    It is so refreshing to read your blog and realise that life does go on and there is life at the end of this neverending tunnel of nervewracking aftershocks and destruction.

    My afternoon walk is the only sanity saver I and a lot of my neighbours have in these difficult days.

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  6. You know what, walking in an environment that pleases is totally underrated - honestly forget the gym in my opinion, green exercise has changed my life! good for the body, mind and soul. A very energetic dog has made a long walk a daily necessity, come rain or shine and i LOVE it!

    Thanks for taking us on yours.

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  7. You know what, A-M? it's lovely to rise and if I'm feeling like a big day ahead ( of have just finished a big day) your blog is something I look forward too...I don't 'know' you but, we have similar house/design taste and it's nice to share that with someone.
    have a great day today! Very sunny here on the mid-north coast of NSW!!! I too am not lookng forward to the humidity!

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  8. What a beautiful home. Wouldn't you love to see what it's like inside?
    I love reading your posts and also feel very excited to read a comment from you on my little blog as I now how busy you must be getting around all your blog fans :)

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  9. Love your work A-M. And love this house. :-)

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  10. What a lovely house. How old are houses like that? I'm assuming it is old, not a new build made to look older.

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  11. Hi A-M,
    Love walking, too. I have never been a Gym person - but just keep fit "moving briskly through life" (which frees me up to move slowly sometimes...especially if the scenery is as beautiful as that shown in your post today!)
    When my children were babies/toddlers, walking daily kept me sane (and my children settled!) I loved looking at houses along the way (...lots of gorgeous stone Victorian Villas in Adelaide to drool over) - sometimes imagining what I would do to them, or just admiring!
    On a sadder note, I would like to send my prayers and best wishes to "fabric epiphanies" and others in Christchurch - Adelaide's Sister City (so, a City that is dear to our hearts)
    I have been to your beautiful City twice - and just can't imagine what you are going through. I am really thinking of you,
    Cxx

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  12. Hi A-M. I start my day having breakfast reading your blog - my little fix of lovely to start the day (well, after my run around the neighbourhood down to our local park that is)! I especially appreciate your blog for getting my little 'fix' of Brisbane too - oh how I would love to live there! I live in Melbourne, but am not a fan at all of winter (I lived in Darwin for 3+ years - think I must have been born on a hot day - because I love the warm weather!). We also have dear friends in Brissy, so would love to convince hubby to move, but he's a Kiwi & doesn't so much like the really warm weather. Oh, isn't it often the way we want to live in another place from where we are?!

    Fabric epiphanies - I totally feel for you - we have a few friends in CHCH (with small children too), & they are finding it quite horrendous. I hope it stops really soon.

    Thank-you A-M for taking the time each day to post your life, loves, & thoughts - it seems so many appreciate it!

    Kirsty.

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  13. Oh A-M, your morning walk and pictures have just whisked me back to when we lived near Auchenflower station. How I miss being able to walk from our house, along the river and to work. So many gorgeous properties (like the one you shared today) for us to ooooh and ahhhh over!

    XO,
    Andrea

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  14. What a beautiful home. Yes I love the fretwork but also those gates are a work of art. It's so lovely to see such a lovely old home taken care of. Have a lovely day:)

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  15. Such a gorgeous house and that frangipani will be beautiful once it flowers. I do miss not being able to grow those in Canberra. Still, our spring lasts a bit longer in compensation I guess!

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  16. Oh, A-M, I love seeing those first leaves on the frangipani and knowing that they will soon burst into bloom. They hold so much promise, don't they? I am missing Sydney's scents of muraya and jasmine at the moment, not to mention the jacarandas. Enjoy them, you lucky thing! J x

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  17. Hi AM, I love the white gates, and i so look forward to reading your blog. Thank you.

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  18. Oh, now that's my kind of house. The fretwork is gorgeous and I love all the little decorative details. Don't you wish you could knock on the door and ask to have a poke around? Nothing like a bit of house stalking to start the day off on the right foot! K xx

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  19. Kerri, funny you should mention knocking on the door. I knocked on the door of the local house I featured a while back, the one with the doggie at the gate pleading for my attention. I spent the good part of 2 hours being shown through the most wonderful historic home... circa 1850. Absolutely glorious detail... and oh the stories! I have now 'highjacked' their renovation and they are providing me with material and all the history on their beautiful home so I can blog about it! Will start blogging about it next week! Knocking on doors can lead you down wonderful paths! A day in the life of a realestalker! A-M xx

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  20. Gorgeous house, there is a similar house near me, that just sold. I said to my husband I could see our dining room table in this home. Oh well not to be.

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  21. This is round the corner from where my Mum grew up on the river at Highgate Hill! I have nothing else to report- are you cooking more?

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  22. You know I adore tuning into THTAMB every day but I missed reading your post this morning because I had to hightail it to the reno house and attack five years of garden overgrowth.
    I'm exhausted with a capital E.
    Oh and lizard talk suits me fine.
    xx

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  23. Dear Ms A-M, I used to love running around my suburb in Canberra first thing. There were a few very beautiful houses and gardens by the lake that I particularly admired. There is a lovely freshness and crispness to the air at that time in the morning and one's fellow walkers and runners generally smile and say hello. I am now a lump. I have not done very much since January when I ran every day to get into a ballgown. I really should go first thing in the morning but the morning routine of getting the children to school before 8am often does me in. There is the desperate searches for their shoes, homework, jumpers etc; dealing with complaints about their breakfast and lunch; arbitrating disputes; and ensuring they brush their teeth. I am so often tempted to go back to bed and see what you and so many lovely bloggers have been posting instead...

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  24. That's Dornoch Terrace, isn't it? Love that home!

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  25. hello darl, I must have missed this one - so divine! and yes, that fretwork - amazing! Glad you love reading comments, I admit, so do I!!!

    xx

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  26. Yes beautiful Dornoch Tce, West End. A-M xx

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