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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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!
We are ready to start the kitchen demo tomorrow. Our road to get here. Continue reading Highgrove life; the start of our kitchen renovation
In the short time we have been living in the country we managed to acquire a nice collection of power tools and the services of a mower company. This is a bit of a change from our previous apartment dwelling life in central Sydney, where our gardening tools collection extended to a set of scissors. … Continue reading Highgrove gardening; power tools and bumper crops
As we continue to make this place our own, we made a number of discoveries. 1. Removing old paint from a metal object This one is from a Facebook group for people who own Queenslanders (DIY Queenslander Renovations). 2. Cleaning the glass of our woodfire heater My 84 year old mum told me about this … Continue reading Highgrove living; some useful renovation tips