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After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


My kids just love Camping!
5 minutes after we arrived, 
my son (8) had brought a 1metre long dead eel to the campsite.
Half an hour later, he returned wearing this

A cow pelvis makes great headwear!
And yes, we did have to bring it home with us.
Along with a few vertebrae and a snake skin.

The Property (belonging to my husbands' family) 
is beautiful and has creeks and waterfalls.
It is in the Hinterland north of Maleny.

We were lucky to have perfect camping weather
How beautiful has this weather been?!
After a depressing, wet summer we are now experiencing 
beautiful weather.

Our evenings were spent around the fire.
The kids toasted Marshmallows
and my son, wrong place wrong time 
had a burning glow stick land onto his arm and melt into his skin!

He's had a de-tipped finger, a broken collarbone,
Septicemia, a hernia operation & numerous other ailments & injuries,
so what's a 3rd degree burn??
I was furious with the 12 year old who flicked it on his arm!!!!

Despite the injury, we all had a ball

We returned home to find some colour in our garden too!

My project over the next few weeks is to
complete our little courtyard. 
Vertical Garden, Pots & Plants, etc.
It's only a small area but it can be seen from the kitchen,
living and dining rooms.

Any ideas from you creative people 
would be greatly appreciated.



  1. LOVE the pelvis hat! LOL! What a fabulous trip (with the exception of the one very unfortunate little boy!)! The weather here has turned icy....you picked a perfect few days for your camping trip! Happy holidays,
    x KL

  2. Yes KL, my son could never be accused of being a city slicker!
    Hope you had a great Easter and saw some sunshine too. There has been a change in the weather here too. I'm getting excited about getting my scarves & layers out!
    J xx

  3. So sorry to hear about your son's injuries, but it looks like it was a memorable weekend anyhow. That picture of the cow "mask" made me smile :)

  4. That place looks like an absolute paradise! Thanks for stopping by, I'm your newest follower!

  5. Thank You Jessica! It was great to discover your blog too.
    We loved camping, is good to get back to basics (and then you really appreciate a long hot shower when you return home!)

  6. Gorgeous photos, looks like such fun! Miss Walker xx

  7. Thanks Miss Walker.
    I'm a country girl, so I'm glad the kids embrace it too :)

  8. This place is really very good to enjoy i like it very much.

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  10. Jodie, do you mind me asking where you got your magnetic door stops from?


    1. Sorry B,
      I know it has been a while.
      We got our door stops at Bunnings.... although your house is probably finished by now!!
      Terrible allergies today so I'm a bit foggy.
      Aiming to update my blog asap.

      We have sold the House! Mixed feelings.
      We are building again which has just commenced. Must get the Camera out and start blogging again!!

      Hope you are well.

  11. Congrats on the sale!!!

    It will be great to have you back. I wish our house was finished, but I've been so busy with my new job that I haven't had time to concentrate on making the decisions. Ahhh. Excuses excuses.


  12. Hi Jodie,
    I've admired your house as it was being build and keep checking back to see if you've updated your blog with the build your doing this year. We are building our second house next year and our friend that is an architect is designing it. I would love to contact you in the future if that's ok. There are so many elements you use in your house that I admire. My email address is mandydeane@bigpond.com.au.
    Thanks Mandy

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  14. Hi Jodie ,
    great pictures!! I too love camping :)


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