Thursday, July 28, 2011

Food, fashion and fixing up!

Wow, i feel like I have to blow the cobwebs off my blog as it's been so  neglected of late!
We've had a couple of great social weekends. One of the weekends we had friends and one of my sisters come up from Adelaide for a couple of nights, It was time spent talking, laughing, sharing, shopping, eating, drinking and catching up with others as well at our place.
Last weekend Paul and I spent in Adelaide as we had a reunion dinner on the Saturday night with the group of friends we mixed with when we lived down there over 21 years ago.Some we hadn't seen in many years and had lost contact with.
I had such a good time that taking photos didn't hit my radar!! I did find this photo of the place where we dined last Saturday night. It was the Red Ochre Grill on the Torrens in Adelaide. A lovely dining experience with good company.
This is not my photo - I copied it from a Restaurant review website

In one of my previous posts I featured how we took out a glass door frame from our kitchen. By doing this we were left with unstained floorboards where the panel was taken out.

We had to decide what to do. The floor people could have tried to stain it to match, but we had a feeling it would always look lighter as the polished floor had darkened with age. They suggested they put a 'header' on it, which is what we went ahead with. They cut the floorboards the whole way across and laid wood going in the opposite direction and stained it as close as possible to the existing floor colour. We were happy with the outcome as it looks like it was meant to be there.
For the fashion conscious one of our local fashion boutiques, LamiSaru has developed a website for their clearance items. There are some quite good brand name items at very discounted prices. Take a look at 

Over the past weeks I've also been adjusting to a new computer and operating system, which hasn't come without it's frustrations!  I think I'm nearly on top of it now and have my settings and programs all installed and inplace. 

On the cold winter nights, we've been enjoying kicking back in our recliners and watching The Block and The Renovators.  One thing I detest though is the previews...I HATE them, so I close my eyes and my hubby mutes the sound while that's viewing.....that's love!!!


Anonymous said... Reply to comment

great post Annette and i love your floor

Mariette's Back to Basics said... Reply to comment

Dearest Annette,

What a great way to finish up with your flooring project; genial way!
Great to hear that you managed to get on top of your new PC; those things are a necessary evil. Feels good to get past the initial period!

Enjoy a great weekend and lots of love,


Mariette's Back to Basics said... Reply to comment

Dearest Annette,

Please do have a look at my blog for a surprise!



Bev C said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

Your floor looks great. Enjoy that recliner and those magazines.
Happy days.

Alison said... Reply to comment

What a great outcome with your floor.

I must say, I tried watching those reno shows, but as I am currently living in a continual reno, it was just hard to watch it as well as live it. Oh well, maybe one day it will be over.

teresa said... Reply to comment

The floor looks great! I love The Block too and I agree with you about the previews! Glad you've been out socialising and catching up with friends and family... it's the best isn't it? Have a great week, Teresa

A Rosy Note said... Reply to comment

Your floor looks wonderful. You'd never know it used to be any different :)

jo said... Reply to comment

Hey Netty I have finally done a post do you believe it!Your floor looks great it finishes it off nicely.Nice looking restaurant we will have to try it out one day when your down.

Anonymous said... Reply to comment

hi annette...floorboards look beautiful and I'm a little hooked on The Block too this year!

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