A Global Pandemic forces Early Retirement, but what do you do when the borders are closed and your have moved out of your home…. in our case, you start an Epic Roadtrip of NSW.
And, once you finally reach your destination, and you are not allowed to travel overseas, you start reminiscing about those trips you did in the “Before Time”.
This is a travel blog, with hints and tips from our own experience. We are not sponsored by anybody, but see different experiences as enrichments to life because they are different!
Janny and Mike
Hi there! We are two fifty-somethings from England and The Netherlands, who have lived in Europe, Asia, the USA and now call Australia home. We love travelling, exploring and living in new places.
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Well, the bathrooms are nearly done. Just need to replace the bidet hose connector in the guest toilet, and if possible get those vanity drawers better aligned. And finish painting… there always seems to be painting to be done. We both have a set of dedicated “painting clothes”. We continued painting of the bathrooms today. … Continue reading Highgrove Living; Mike is in his happy place
Well, we are getting to the end of our (Stage One) renovations. We have quite enjoyed living in our loft studio while the various trades have come and gone. As they start at 7 (or even earlier) this has allowed me to get up when I feel human, with Meisha curled up next to me, … Continue reading Highgrove living; bathroom renovations
As the kitchen is reaching its completion, we are starting with the bathroom renovations. Yes, we are motoring on, might as well get it all done now. The main house is a two bed two bath cottage, and both bathrooms need renovating. One is in a lovely looking but quite impractical heritage style. The bath … Continue reading Highgrove living; a bathroom demo day full of surprises
Not everything we are doing to our house is an obvious visible improvement. These are the things that are necessary from a safety or maintenance point of view. Electrician Tony has chipped away at removing obsolete plugs and wires, moving the fuse box from within the (only) wardrobe and fixing up the outdoor electrics. We … Continue reading Highgrove Living; the not so sexy side of renovating
Steve and Steve did a great job and installed all the kitchen cabinets. The appliances have also been put in place. I am very happy we stayed within the same footprint, it has worked really well. We chose pretty standard cabinets and appliances, it helps the budget and timing (availability and installation). So the outline … Continue reading Highgrove living; kitchen renovation, the cabinets and appliances are in
Well, demo day is over and done with. Luckily not too many surprises! Boyd’s Cabinetry are coordinating the work, and Steve arrived with his crew just after 7 am. The electrician and plumber arrive shortly after. The demo work looked like synchronised swimming, without those silly pegs on their noses. All five men working smoothly … Continue reading Highgrove kitchen renovation, demo day!