Sunday, 30 August 2009

A Satisfying Saturday

Our bedroom is unusually large - mostly because half of it used to be a garage before the original owners extended the house. We're often felt that it's a bit of a waste of space and at various times have had grand plans to put in an en suite ... until we realised the cost and permits involved and that went into the "too hard / too expensive" basket.

Jerry's wardrobes (to the left of the bed in the pic) back onto the laundry/pantry room, and the latest idea was to knock through there, and make one big pantry, and then put up the partition in the bedroom and have a walk-in wardrobe and a smaller bedroom. As yesterday was a gloomy rainy and windy day we decided to move the bedroom furniture around and see how the room would feel if we made the changes. After a few hours of moving and thinking we decided we didn't like it much...we're used to the open feel and the space and the lovely view out the window...which we would sacrifice if we made the change. So we're working on a revised plan now that just involves making a smaller pantry and re-arranging wardrobe space to make it more efficient so we can lose 2 'panels' of wardrobe.

The upside is that the whole room has had a thorough spring clean, and we moved the chest of draws and chest around to make a bit of a change. Take a good look, it will probably never be this clean and tidy again!  LOL
But that wasn't enough cleaning for me, so I also attacked the stovetop. I'm still amazed how effective bicarb and a spray of vinegar is at cleaning the stovetop - it's much better than commercial cleaners, and even more effective than the home-made cleaner I was using.

After all that hard work, the reward had to be a glass or two of local red wine and a home made pizza, with
  • chilli BBQ sauce
  • ham
  • pineapple
  • mushroom
  • roasted red pepper
  • basil
  • home made goats fetta
And yes, it did taste as good as it looked!


Tully said...

You can keep all that cleaning but I'll have that pizza!

Margo said...


Anonymous said...

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Aussiemade said...

Your pizza looks amazing, just glad you don't have smell a blog. Now there is a thought..chuckle
ahhh maybe red wine and pizza at our place tonight.

Margo said...

thanks Aussiemade - I think Jerry would have red wine and pizza every night if I made it!

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